If you go
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Where to Stay: Palmetto Dunes is an oceanfront luxury resort that offers golf, tennis and many water sports. Beach homes, villas and condos are available for rent. (866) 380-1778, www.palmettodunes.com
To rent kayaks, canoes and bikes on the resort, visit Hilton Head Outfitters.
Where to Eat: Bistro 17 is a waterfront French cafe in Shelter Cover Harbor, Palmetto Dunes' dining and shopping area. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Dinner menu features French classics such as coq au vin and beef bourguignon. Excellent food and attentive service in an elegant, relaxed setting. (843) 785-5517, www.bistro17hhi.com
What to do:
• Outside Hilton Head provides dolphin eco tours that leave from Shelter Cover Marina at Palmetto Dunes Resort. (800) 686-6996, www.outsidehiltonhead.com
• Lawton Stables provides guided trail rides through Sea Pines Forest Nature Preserve. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head, (843) 671-2586, www.lawtonstableshhi.com