Hilton Head Island: Living Up to Its Name

Hilton Head Island, sometimes referred to simply as Hilton Head, is a resort town located on an island of the same name in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Despite being a resort town, Hilton Head Island is more than its generous list of eight beaches. The town also offers an array of cultural organizations such as the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, a showcase for professional performing and visual arts; the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, started 25 years ago by a handful of musicians and music aficionados who dreamed of bringing "big city" culture to Hilton Head; and the Main Street Youth Theatre, a non-profit community theatre dedicated to enriching the lives of the island's youth by providing a true theatrical experience. Hilton Head Island also provides its residents with annual events: Gullah Celebration, WineFest, and HarbourFest are just a few of the extensive activities offered.