Hilton Head Island is where golf goes to get over its Masters hangover, but last week's Heritage also offered the chance to revel in some much-needed sunshine, at least until Sunday. For six days, and again on Monday, the balmy island felt like spring break for adults, at which a bike ride on the beach or a walk through fields exploding with wildflowers always beckoned. For a chilly nation still awaiting first bloom, nothing could be more appealing.
The most elegant party on Tour is on Saturday night of Heritage week, whenthere's ship-to-ship sipping at Harbour Town marina.
Evocative driftwood speaks to the island's low-country ties. The J. WiltonGraves Bridge (horizon) links to the mainland.
Family fun comes in many forms. Singer Gregg Russell has been around nearly aslong as the Liberty Oak, which serves as his backdrop.
Sure, they're a can't-miss for anyone traveling the miles of bridged walkingpaths through the verdant Sea Pines preserve.
The Heritage dates to 1969. Hilton Head's Anglo heritage can be traced toaround 1788, when Zion Cemetery was opened.
School spirit is always on the menu at Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe, thegathering spot for the island's Red-and-Black Nation.
The Tour isn't in Florida anymore. Low-impact bikes are the preferred mode oftransportation on Hilton Head beaches.
The color schemes of certain fashion-forward pros have nothing on thewildflowers that adorn the island.