A few weekends ago, we were able to take a long weekend trip to Hilton Head. The trip served mostly as a birthday present to Tony, but also worked as an anniversary trip and a babymoon. We're all about efficiency.
It was a bit cool and cloudy/rainy most days, so we didn't really get in much beach time, but we were able to sight see, eat good food, and spend some quality time together. We also made sure to appreciate the relative quiet and small amount of luggage, since we knew this would be the last trip with just the two of us for a while...
The water was freezing!
While we didn't hang out on the beach, we were able to walk during morning/evening, which was very nice.
We stayed at the Sonesta Resort that's right along the beach on the island. Tony was looking for hotel deals and put in a (seemingly) ridiculous low offer on Priceline for $70/night for a beachfront resort (you can't choose the actual hotel, just the characteristics and the general location). We never thought it would be accepted, since the going rate on most other sites was more like $150. Sure enough, they accepted it, so we got to stay at a nice place for very cheap, considering it was beachfront. Sure, we had a nice view of the parking lot, but that didn't matter.
Interestingly enough, we had actually stayed here before. Back in college, we both worked at Holiday Inn, so we were able to frequently use friends and family discounts on our vacations - this resort used to be a Crown Plaza, which was one of the places we could use our discount. So technically, this is the second time we've stayed here for a ridiculously low rate.
We saw two manatees! This one had seen better days...
Apparently they like drinking fresh water.
The only good thing about rainy beach days? Rainbows.