And I Thought Heritage Weekend Was All About Golf…

Not one to watch much golf? Neither am I. But who could pass up the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing evening at Sea Pines Resort followed by a spellbinding day of golf at the 43rd Heritage Golf Tournament in Hilton Head, SC? Not this girl.

Slightly overdressed in my white sundress and floppy brown hat, I spent the majority of Sunday following John Daly, Jim Furyk and Luke Donald around the links (and delicately avoiding the handful of alligators sunbathing near the course).

Side note: did you know that each year the Heritage brings more than $81 million dollars to South Carolina’s economy??

Thoroughly exhausted after watching the tiebreaking final round, it was time to head back to Columbia. But who could visit any coastal town in South Carolina without a bite of seafood on the way out? Again, certainly not this girl. I’ve heard there are many fabulous restaurants to be found on the island, and I opted for the first recommendation of Hudson’s. The picture below was taken at nightfall from the outdoor dock section. The gentle sea breeze and tasty hushpuppies I found were the perfect “sunset” to a fabulous (and much needed) getaway.

The weekend left me wondering what else the beautiful island of Hilton Head has to offer. I found a plethora of events and activities on the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce website such as the 15th Annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest at the Coastal Discovery Museum on May 14, (rain or shine and tickets are $15). Or the 24th Annual Garden Tour which will take you through some of the finest private gardens on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton (lunch included). On Sunday, May 15 The Art League of Hilton Head Island is holding the 23rd annual Arts and Flowers Festival and the Jazz Corner boasts delectable dining at the R&B Motown with DEAS GUYZ event.

Oh, and did I mention the fabulous beaches stretching over 12 miles and the 25 world renowned golf courses to choose from? Reading about the outlet malls, hundreds of restaurants, 350 tennis courts and dolphin sighting tours have me daydreaming of my next vacation.

Where is your favorite vacation spot in South Carolina? Although Edisto Beach has been a long-standing favorite of mine, Beaufort and Hilton Head are quickly climbing the list.

Speaking of vacations, why not plan a getaway of your own by joining SCACPA for a CPE Vacation Cluster?

Earn education credits and have time for relaxation too…or golf, tennis, shopping, tanning, eating, imbibing, sight-seeing…etc. etc.

Blogger: Emily Allen, Communications Coordinator, South Carolina Association of CPAs

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