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postheadericon Charming Charleston, South Carolina

Millionaire Row Charleston

 

Charleston, South Carolina is easily one of the prettiest and most charming cities in the south!  It’s a city that keeps people coming back time and time again because of its history, architecture, good shopping, and great food!

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postheadericon Botany Bay Plantation ~ Edisto Island, South Carolina

Botany Bay Plantation

 

 

Botany Bay Plantation

Botany Bay Beach is an unspoiled hidden gem!  It’s truly a unique place that is bejeweled with seashells and hauntingly beautiful driftwood trees!  You can learn more about the history of it here.

 

 

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Know Before You Go

You may be wondering if dogs are allowed on Botany Bay Beach and the answer is NO!

There is NO shelling allowed.  If you break the rules and try and take a piece of this paradise home you may face fines of up to $417.

It’s FREE!

It’s a great day trip from Charleston, SC!

 

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postheadericon Symmes Chapel aka {Pretty Place}

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There are no words for how beautiful this chapel is!  It sits atop of Standing Stone Mountain and offers breathtaking views as far as your eye can see!  It also marries more than 100 couples per year, wow!

If you’re visiting Dupont State Forest it’s only a short drive away.  It is located at the YMCA Camp Greenville in Cleveland, SC.

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postheadericon Kayaking in Hilton Head

Kayaking with Dolphins Hilton Head Island

Kayaking with Dolphins in Hilton Head

Who:  Spencer, Myself, and our two girls.

What:  Kayaking the pristine waterways and inlets of Hilton Head Island.

When/Where:  First thing in the morning on Broad Creek.

Why:  Our goal was to see dolphins in their natural habitats.  Mission accomplished!

If you are looking for a fun and active way to get on the water and see dolphins in their natural habitat in Hilton Head consider renting kayaks and paddling the calm inlets of the island!  We chose Kayak Hilton Head and renting two tandem kayaks for two hours.  This gave us more than enough time to explore the waterways and see a lot of gentle, slow moving dolphins right next to our kayaks!

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postheadericon Hilton Head with Kids: Fabulous Family Resort @ Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

 

Room with Amenities

They have 295 studio suites, 8 traditional suites, and 20 luxury first floor and oceanfront suites available at this resort!  Our room at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort was a studio suite overlooking the garden and it had a large balcony to sit and enjoy the calmness of the resort!  It was a spacious 530 square feet and had a mini kitchen with a microwave, sink, coffee maker, and mini fridge.  It was  very nicely decorated in a subtle, yet elegant style with all of the amenities that you can expect from a four star hotel and more!

 

 

 

 

I loved that there were more places to sit than just the bed!  This is truly a huge hotel room.  This nice sitting area was a popular spot for the kids as well as the balcony.  When we were grabbing a bite to eat it was so nice to have a table to prepare snacks!

The bathroom was also very spacious with dual sinks.  One was actually inside the shower room and the other was outside!  This is super convenient for three girls getting ready at the same time!

 

 

Three Fabulous Pools

The resort has two family pools, a splash pad, and an adult pool…..I think the photos speak for themselves…take a look!

This zero entry family pool is amazing!  I love all of the lounge chairs and umbrellas!  There are also two great hot tubs right next to it as well as a pool bar with yummy pina coladas!

 

Relaxing Cabanas at the Adult Pool

 

 

 

 

Splash Pad Fun!

 

 

 

 

Let’s Not Forget about the Beach!

I honestly have no idea or good reason why it’s taken us this long to get to Hilton Head.  After all, we only live 4 hours away.  The beach is perfect for taking long walks, building sand castles, and my kids personal favorite…boogie boarding!  The waves were just the right size!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friendly Horseshoe Crab!

 

Take a Peek Around the Resort Grounds

I love the open feel of the resort!  Nice wide hallways and open centers filled with landscape gave it that true resort feel!

Chess Anyone?

A perfect spot to roast some marshmallows!

 

 

Choosing the Area to Stay While in Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is a popular family getaway destination that offers an endless selection of hotels, private homes, villas, resorts, and condos.  Choosing the right one can be an exhausting task!  The first step is to decide which area of the island is best for you.  There are various gated communities around the island commonly referred to as plantations. The most popular ones or the ones that allow short term rentals or have hotels are Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes, Port Royal Plantation, Shipyard Plantation, Forest Beach, and Folly Beach.  I highly recommend staying at an oceanfront property and we had a wonderful experience at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront ResortClean, spacious rooms, a great private beach, wonderful pools, on site activities, and an attentive, friendly staff made this the perfect spot for our family!

 

A few Favorite Highlights:

  • The ease of getting to the beach made the short getaway so relaxing!
  • The towel stand by the pool was perfect.  I loved that we could simply trade our towels at any time.  It’s so nice to come off of the beach and get a fresh towel for the pool.
  • There are friendly staff members EVERYWHERE!

 

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928

843-842-8000

 

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postheadericon Falls Park on the Reedy Greenville, SC

Falls Park on the Reedy is located in downtown Greenville’s Historic West End!

Located in the heart of one of the coolest downtowns in the south!

The centerpiece of Falls Park is The Liberty Bridge!  You can get great views of the entire park from here!

 

 

 

 

 

For more info on the park visit www.fallspark.com

 

 

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