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Jun 26, 2024

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Regina J. Baker

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And there’s no better way to do that than by grabbing your bestie and heading to Coligny this summer.

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Every once in a while, you just need a girls’ day out, just a few hours in the sunshine to reconnect with your girlfriends. Like a spa day for the soul, these are the days when you can spend hours talking about nothing at all and everything important. The key ingredient is that it needs to be somewhere amazing.

It needs to be a place where the food is endlessly Instagram-able (not to mention delicious), where live music mingles with lively conversation, and the opportunities for retail therapy are abundant. 

You know where we’re going with this – to Hilton Head’s Downtown, Coligny! 

Where you’ll run into old friends and make new ones too, where the beachside selection of locally-owned shops and restaurants is unmatched, where the scenery is ever-changing, and where you and your squad can truly let your hair down.

Join us on a girls’ trip through Coligny, then grab your girls and start planning your own adventure.

Start the day by fueling up with an iced latte and island-inspired fare at Sweet Al’s Cafe, because every good girls’ day starts with coffee talk.

Thoroughly caffeinated, it is now time to start modeling some fierce new looks. Point your girl squad toward Fresh Produce for eye-catching sundresses and accessories that get you beach ready.

While you’re here, sneak in a little treat for yourself (or gifts for the family) with a stop at The Island Fudge Shoppe. The aroma of fresh chocolate may trigger your sweet tooth, but save that chocolate alligator for later. This is a whole girls’ day, and you need to pace yourself. (OK, one bite).

Next stop, some inspired home décor from Fire & Pine to give you a constant reminder of the day you spent with your besties. 

For even more fetching fashions, pop into Island Girl to find that perfect summertime look.

Relaxation Required! Grab a cold one from FISH Casual Coastal Seafood and make your way to Coligny Cay! The perfect place for perusing local cookbooks (found at Mingles) and people-watching in the heart of Coligny. 

After a quick beach walk and some shopping, it’s time to refuel at Skillets Cafe & Grill. Be sure to try the crabcake benedict with a side of Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

No time to dilly dally over lunch, there’s more shopping to do. A stop by the Hilton Head House of Honey is a sweet way to grab something for later, or find that perfect hostess gift for your next soiree.

The cornerstone of any good girls’ day is a fashion show. Next stop, bring the girls by Haskins & Co. to see who can find their new look fastest. 

The midday sun can be daunting on Hilton Head Island, but our girls found the perfect remedy with fashionable sunhats from Bennali’s Coastal Wear.

There are plenty of ways to escape the sun, but our top pick—and we think your crew will agree—is slipping into Big Bamboo. Enjoy the delightful South Pacific ambiance, delicious food, and of course, something refreshing to sip on.

There’s always room for more accessories. For your next stop, we’re taking the girls over to Sea Bags for something that will look amazing on your arm. 

With bags already overflowing with fresh finds, it’s time for a little shopping break. Grab some prime seats at Coligny Center Stage and enjoy free live music every night of the week, featuring Hilton Head Island’s best live and local musicians. Support the local music scene while you relax and unwind!

We wrap up our our girls’ day at The Sandbar for one more mouth-watering meal and a round of cold delicious cocktails amid outdoor splendor. 


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