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Hilton Head For Little Money

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An October 2002 trip to Hilton Head by marcopolo

Nature at its Best Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: I have been going to Hilton Head for over forty years and decided to find out how a family can enjoy it without spending a fortune. We had fine accomodations, great food, and enjoyable activities without spending money foolishly. It's a great place for all ages.

Hilton Head For Little Money

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Overview

Nature at its Best Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina
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We spent our time on bicycles, walking tours, boat docks, looking at fine homes, and eating really fine food. There are many places to fish from Hilton Head and the party boats do not cost an arm and a leg. You don't go out to the Gulf Stream but as a result you are spared a five hour boat ride. In just minutes you are fishing a mere four miles from shore, hoping to catch Cobia, Red Fish, flounder, and Blsck Sea Bass. For only .00 you can fish for over three hours and the price includes fishing gear and all the bait you can use.Quick Tips: The first thing to do is get a Restaurant Guide which not only lists 99% of the worthy restaurants, but also posts the menus for each. There is...Read More

Residence Inn by Marriot

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Hotel

Residence Inn by Marriot Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina
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In a word - Great! The room was large with a king bed, a full size refrigerator, stove, and microwave. The air conditioner was fine and the furnishings were of good quality and in pristine shape. The real plus was the added value feature of this hotel. It is the only one on the island that allows a guest to prepare his own food and for very little money. We didn't try it, but there was a form in the room stating that we could order groceries on the checklist with no extra charge for delivery.The tennis courts were excellent, and the pool and jacuzzi were clean and well maintained. There was also a work-out room. These things are important, but the real treasure was the well-trained staff who went o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 17, 2002

Residence Inn by Marriot
12 Park Lane
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928
(843) 686-5700

Fitzgeralds Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Fitzgeralds"

Fitzgeralds Restaurant Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina
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The helpful manager at the Marriot recommended this restaurant as being perhaps the best dining on the Island for the money. It gets my vote as being a great place to eat for the money.My wife had a 1 and 1/4 pound lobster for only $13.95. We sampled the swordfish at only $16.95, and I had the seafood combination for $15.95. The salads were crisp, but the blue cheese dressing could have been improved. The bread was freshly baked and the vegetables were nicely done. It would have been easy to spend over $80.00 for this meal in any good restaurant, but our total after everything, to including a wonderful dessert, was under $60.00 including the tip.The chef is a culinary arts school graduate an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 17, 2002

Fitzgeralds Restaurant
41 S. Forest Beach Drive
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29938
(843) 785-5151

Old Fort Pub

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Restaurant

Old Fort Pub Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina
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I usually tell people that I am going to write a journal about their establishment before I eat. The reactions usually vary and in this case one of the owners was present. She was a really nice person. Her restaurant had all the whistles and bells. The Old Fort Pub is located in a very historic part of the island where the Northern Army once placed a battery of guns to menace Confederate shipping that was attempting to invade after the North occupied Hilton Head early in the American Civil War. The views from the dining area of the restaurant--both inside, and out on the porch--were marvelous, and the staff was beautifully trained. I learned that this restaurant is one of four owned by the sa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2002

Old Fort Pub
63 Skull Creek Drive
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29926
(843) 681-2386

Hudson's Seafood House-Docks

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Restaurant | "Hudson's On The Dock"

Hudson's Seafood House-Docks Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Rustic is the word that came to mind when we walked into this magnificently located venerable restaurant. It is right on the water and boasts its own fleet of fishing boats to ensure that the catch is fresh everyday. The seafood platter was the best value for the money we had on the island. The manager, Bob Delmar, was friendly, attentive, and proud of the restaurant. He explained the history of the establishment and showed us the paintings that were of historical importance to Hilton Head. He also pointed out which stuffed fish on the wall were real and which were not. That was charming but the bottom line was that the food was really good even if the interior of the restaurant was old and not ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2002

Hudson's Seafood House-Docks
1 Hudson Road
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29925
(843) 681-2772