For my birthday weekend we happily accepted an invitation to stay at our friend’s house in Hilton Head Island, SC. Somehow we’d never been here before, and the amount of trees and hidden development was a pleasant surprise.
After arriving on Friday afternoon we decided to try out Side Hustle Beer Company. They have a very small interior, but a good amount of outdoor tables with a mix of sun and shade. I tried the “…and there’s your mother” (a fruited sour) while Leandra tried the 9% “enough space” (a 9.5% imperial coffee stout). She also appreciate the 80s hair band music playing during our visit.
Hilton Head has a lot of bike paths we went on a few rides including to Harbor Town.
On our first trip we walked around the harbor with an adult beverage. And our second trip was for ice cream from the Cinnamon Bear – mint chocolate chip (with sprinkles!) for me and Coconut for Leandra. The shop was on the backside of the center, by the parking lot, and is worth seeking out.
We also biked to the Stoney Baynard Ruins, a former plantation on the south end of the island.
And the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, where we saw lots of live oaks, wildflowers and multiple alligators.
We also made it to the massive Sea Pines beach.
For breakfast on Saturday we tried Bad Biscuit, and happily managed to snag one of the handful of outdoor tables they had available. My scrambled egg, smoked gouda, and bacon was tasty, and definitely a knife and fork situation given the size. Leandra went for ‘the Usual’ – that day’s special – a cheddar biscuit smothered in tomato basil sauce and two over medium eggs. We would definitely return for breakfast.
For dinner we tried Coast, situated right behind a low dune on the ocean. Seafood is their main agenda here, so I opted for the fish tacos while Leandra ordered the seared tuna tacos.
Our two night trip to Hilton Head was too short, but we saw enough to make us want to return for a longer future visit!