The April issue of Southern Living magazine includes lots of love for Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort. Hilton Head was named The South’s Best Beach Town 2019 in the magazine’s third annual crowd-sourced South’s Best Awards. Hilton Head won the title last year as well; its beaches, wildlife and Gullah community — which the magazine called “one of the great American cultures” — were cited as factors for the win.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was named The South’s Best Wedding Venue for South Carolina, while Sea Pines Resort and Montage Palmetto Bluff also made the South Carolina list for The Best Places to Stay in Every Southern State. Beaufort and Bluffton both made the top 10 for The South’s Best Small Towns 2019. Beaufort was ranked second, and Bluffton was in eighth place.