If golfing is the number one pursuit on Hilton Head, then the area’s number two activity is the “golf widow’s revenge” – SHOPPING.
Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Savannah have classy upscale boutiques and upscale retailers and outfitters like Outside Hilton Head; outlet malls and souvenir havens, such as Tropic Outfitters; and thrift shops, such as the Bargain Box and Osprey Village Thrift Store, that donate their proceeds to charity. We have large chain stores and outlet malls as well as locally-owned specialty shops. And there is an abundance of galleries displaying works by local artists, such as photographer Eric Horan.
Climb the Harbour Town Lighthouse for an elevated shopping experience in their Shoppe at the Top. Buy a souvenir of your Hilton Head visit, including jewelry, photographs, and numerous trinkets. Don’t miss their new ground floor Maritime Gift Galley, a unique nautical shop and bookstore where you can browse antique treasures. They also have an old-time photo booth for a fun souvenir of your visit to Hilton Head.
In addition to Bluffton’s US 278 shopping corridor, do not miss Old Town Bluffton, a Nationally Designated Historic District. It is worth spending a few hours to take in the town’s folksy charm and eclectic collection of boutiques and art galleries.
If you happen to be on Daufuskie Island, stop in the “not-so-general” General Store at Freeport Marina. They have some excellent souvenirs and feature Spartina accessories.
Savannah has a world-renowned historic shopping district that includes Bay Street, Broughton Street, City Market, the Design District, and River Street. Take advantage of one of the city’s “on-off” trolley tours to hit all the shopping spots.
As an alternative to driving to Savannah, catch one of the passenger ferries departing Hilton Head. They will deliver right down on River Street.
Beaufort’s Bay Street is a haven for art galleries, antique shops and boutiques. You can take a shopping breather at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, a lovely waterfront location with a riverfront walk overlooking the Downtown Marina.
For more information, contact:
The Bargain Box (843-342-2469)
Ed Funk Photography (843-815-9455)
Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum (843-671-2318)
Maritime Gift Galley at the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum (843-671-2318)
Osprey Village Thrift Store (843-368-0001)
Outside Hilton Head (800-686-6996)
Photography by Jeff Keefer (843-671-2318)
Shoppe at the Top at the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum (843-671-2810)
Spirit of Harbour Town (843-363-9026)
Tropic Outfitters (843-842-9511)