Condé Nast Traveler recently ranked Hilton Head Island the No. 3 island in the United States as part of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The Hawaiian islands of Maui and Oahu took the top two spots. The magazine had high praise for Hilton Head’s “pristine” beaches, shopping, bike trails, golf and restaurants “that could compete with major cities.”
Five local hotels were also listed among the magazine’s list of “Top 20 Southern Resorts" — Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. The Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport was named the No. 5 best airport in the country. Earlier this year, Travel + Leisure magazine readers voted Hilton Head Island as the best island in the continental United States.