In fact, it’s a kind of a crossroads for finding out what’s going on and collecting ideas for enjoying your guests’ stay.
The Inside Scoop
Once you’ve got the lay of the land yourself, then letting your family, loved ones, and friends in on the keys to enjoying Hilton Head Island seems to grow the fun in another way, too. Inside information turns out to be especially appealing on Hilton Head. So many residents began as visitors. So many visitors (at least 40% in a given year) are making a return visit, because they enjoyed it so much here.
So, “Did you hear about the Forest Preserve?” or, “There’s a farmers’ market here on Tuesdays,” or, “They’ve got Italian gelatos here,” or, “Where’s the best pizza?” – a basic life-skill for many families – are natural topics of conversation. The answers are like gifts, because they come with the memories of good times of your own.
For Everyone to Enjoy
A friend’s mom had in her library a little book about “How to Make Family Gatherings Fun,” or something like that, and the key, it said, was to have something on the agenda that will appeal to each of the interests and avocations of your party, plus a thing or two that appeals to them all together. The same principle works for parties of friends and loved ones, too.
The Shops at Sea Pines Center is a kind of one-stop answer. Young and old, indoor and outdoor, fine food and fun food, necessities and notions, things to wear, things to give, things to amuse, and things to cherish for generations. They are all arrayed around a sunny oasis we call the plaza – the center of the Center.