Hilton Head Island -- In all the world of getaway spots, few are more perfectly suited. Located off the southernmost point of South Carolina and warmed year-round by the Gulf Stream, Hilton Head Island seems created for relaxation and rejuvenation. Its forty-two square miles are lapped by the gentle waters of the Atlantic, edged with breathtaking ivory beaches and surrounded by fertile salt marshes of spartina grass. Amid its striking natural beauty, you will also find more than 40 area golf courses, hundreds of tennis courts, charming yacht harbors and sophisticated shops and galleries - and restaurants to equal those of any big city. Capture the scenic island vistas on horseback, or enjoy an afternoon eco-adventure or historic tour. Take in a show sponsored by the active arts community or visit the area museums - all are a part of a special warm culture that makes this destination so endearing.