Shopping Families, couples, golfers, tennis players, and singles alike choose Hilton Head Island, SC to be the setting for their seasonal getaways. Everyone has their own reason to choose Hilton Head as their vacation spot. The breathtaking beaches, expansive golf courses, coastal dining, and elaborate resorts draw vacationers from all over the world. No matter what your reason for choosing Hilton Head Island, you will find that the area caters to everyone's shopping needs. Hilton Head Island has two main shopping districts, The Shelter Cove Marina and the South Beach Marina. These Mediterranean and New England style villages boast a multitude of stores, offering visitors an array of souvenir shops, clothing boutiques, specialty stores, and nautical-themed merchandise shops. Each village also is situated on a marina, where fishing and sailboats glide in and out of the ports all day long. A shopping trip to one of these villages is perfect for the whole family. Kids can eat ice cream and watch the boats while parents can window shop and enjoy the laid back southern setting. If you are planning to visit before the kids go back to school, the Tanger Outlet Center and the Shopping Mall at Shelter Cove are the perfect places to get your back-to-school shopping done. Every year, South Carolina has a Tax Free Weekend. Be sure to check with the area Chamber of Commerce or Visitors Bureau to see which weekend it falls on before your plan your back to school trip. If you combined the savings from shopping at the factory direct outlet stores and the money you save while not paying tax, you could take your family out for some extra fun in the sun! Mall at Shelter Cove The Mall at Shelter Cove is home to the Hilton Head area's only department stores, Belk and Saks Fifth Avenue. This mall is also the area's singular enclosed shopping complex, perfect for rainy days and less than ideal beach weather. Popular national chains including, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and Pac Sun are just a few of the many quality fashion stores found in the Mall at Shelter Cove. Shoppers will also find an array of specialty stores, health and beauty shops, bookstores, and boutiques. Moku Hawaiian Barbeque provides customers with a distinguished meal, while right next door Wholly Cow Ice Cream & Coffee Beans serves up the perfect desert for a hot summer day. Cant wait to get your pictures developed? Shop around while Ritz Camera/One Hour Photo prints them for you. Do you really want to capture the priceless smiling, relaxed, sun-kissed family before you get back to the daily grind? Legacy Design Portrait Photography is a locally reputable company ready to snap that memorable shot. Shelter Cove Marina The Shelter Cove Marina is part of the Palmetto Dunes Resort area of Hilton Head Island. Patterned after a seaside Mediterranean village, it consists of ice cream shops and cafes, fine clothing stores, boutiques, and specialty shops. It is a great place to stroll about, watch the boats come in, and treat yourself to some well deserved shopping. When your feet get tired don't hesitate to find an empty bench and watch the fishing and sailboats come in and out of the busy port. One of the Marina's featured stores, The Shelter Cove Marina Store, caters to all vacationers' shopping needs. Whether you are a novice or professional fisherman, The Shelter Cove Marina Store will have your nautical needs covered. The store carries the usual marine-themed clothing, sunglasses, and swimwear as well as fishing supplies including charts, bait, reels and rods, beer, ice, and even gasoline and diesel fuel! South Beach Marina Village The South Beach Marina Village, located in the Sea Pines area of Hilton Head, is a New England style village that features everything from specialty shops and restaurants to outdoor activities and tours. Souvenirs, snacks, the daily newspaper, and all of your beach needs can be found in one simple stop at The General Store. If you are nearby and want a bite to eat, Land's End Baja Grill offers seafood, steak, and all your favorite southern-style dishes. Don't feel like leaving your condo? Jake's Pizza delivers pies everywhere in Sea Pines, and you know your driver won't get lost as their Mini Cooper delivery cars are equipped with voice automated GPS. The legendary Salty Dog Caf� and T-Shirt factory also calls South Beach Marina Village its home, offering tasty cuisine and entertainment for the whole family. Because the South Beach Marina Village is on the water, visitors are granted easy access to companies such as Island Water Sports, Outside Hilton Head, and Gypsy Nature Tours. These local businesses collectively offer activities including deep-sea fishing, sailing, kayaking, parasailing, boat and jet ski rentals, nature tours, and more! Tanger Outlet Centers If you've been to a beach town on the east coast, it is likely that you have passed by, or even shopped at one of the many Tanger Outlet Centers. At Hilton Head's Tanger Outlet Center you can buy direct from over 85 brand name manufacturers and designer outlet stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, Anne Klein, Coach, Brooks Brothers, and Nine West. You won't find deals like this anywhere else on the Island. If you plan to visit the outlets, make sure you have plenty of time and wear your walking shoes. Before your plan your shopping trip, be sure to check out the Tanger Outlets website. The Center hosts regular promotional events, such as the AAA Show Your Card & Save Offer, Independence Day Sidewalk Sale, Labor and Memorial Day Sidewalk Sales, and Community Military Appreciation Day, to name a few.