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Old 04-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #436
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I am heading to Hilton Head for a conference memorial day weekend, and am bringing my wife and 2 kids (4 and 7). I am trying to decide between the Disney property or one of the Marriott properties on the beach.

The Marriott properties have rooms just as nice (if not nicer), pools that are similar, and have the advantage of being directly on the beach. But we really like the Disney experience (great customer service, geared towards keeping kids entertained, etc), and don't mind a short shuttle to the beach.

Just wondering if the Disney resort on HH has a lot for kids to do (or I guess more than the other resorts) to make it worth staying away from the beach, and how their rooms compare to other Disney properties (we just stayed at AKL, for example).

Price is about the same, so just trying to decide which would be more fun.

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We were at AKL this January and at HHI in March. I would say there is much more to do for kids at HHI, although a marsh view is certainly less impressive than a savannah view!

Activities with B'lou and Shadow are not to be missed. The marsh might not be the beach but there's lots to do around the marsh: bird watching, fishing off the pier, kayaking, the fire pit, star gazing (they have a great telescope), movies at night, fireworks... Also the beach is not far and the beach house is great!
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #437
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Checked the weather for next week and its 75 degrees almost all week. Very excited! Leaving Sunday!
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:44 AM   #438
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We leave in 2 hours! I have been up and ready to go since 3:30am. LOL if it was just my immediate family, I would wake them all and get on the road, but my brother and sister in aw are going and even I won't call them this early to get moving and get over here.
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We are going to be staying in GV for a few days in November with 3 families. We will all have cars. How many parking passes do they give for a GV???

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Old 04-08-2013, 12:50 AM   #440
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What is the weather like in early October.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:31 PM   #441
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Still warm days, cooler nights.

We stayed a week on HHI back in 2011 and the weather was perfect the whole time. Definitely warm enough for the pool in the day. Cool enough for a light jacket or long sleeves at night. The sand gnats may come out if it is cool enough.
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We are going to be staying in GV for a few days in November with 3 families. We will all have cars. How many parking passes do they give for a GV???

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As many as you'll need. Getting 3 parking passes will be no problem.

Have a great stay - the GVs are wonderful. We have one scheduled for a week this summer!
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Looking forward to our 3rd trip to Disney Hilton Head from 7/5/2013 through 7/12/2013.

Great family resort and the golf is awesome!
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My wife and I bought DVC a few months ago. Knew we weren't going to WDW this year because of a trip to Japan in June for my sister-in-laws wedding. Needed a little Disney though.

Decided to give HHI a shot in July (8th-12th, one bedroom). Question. What should we see/do? Never been before. We are driving down.
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My wife and I bought DVC a few months ago. Knew we weren't going to WDW this year because of a trip to Japan in June for my sister-in-laws wedding. Needed a little Disney though.

Decided to give HHI a shot in July (8th-12th, one bedroom). Question. What should we see/do? Never been before. We are driving down.
Apart from relaxing at the resort?
This is one of the best place on earth for golf and tennis. Biking on the beach is also a favourite. Visit Pickney island to see the wildlife. A day trip to Savannah is also a must.
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What is the weather like in early October.
the weather here is perfect in October I thiknk! Its one of my favorite months, stil nice and warm even beach most years! but there is NO ONE here! its great so shhhhh don't tell!
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My wife and I bought DVC a few months ago. Knew we weren't going to WDW this year because of a trip to Japan in June for my sister-in-laws wedding. Needed a little Disney though.

Decided to give HHI a shot in July (8th-12th, one bedroom). Question. What should we see/do? Never been before. We are driving down.
THis is a great place to really relax. lots of golf, lots of Beach, shopping, and great food! there are sightseeing boats, a day trip to Savanah GA is a good one, google hilton head island and look at the activities listed. anything to do with water is here.
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Come over to Savannah. See Ft. Pulaski, historical district. Eat at Mrs Wilkes.

Fishing and boating are great in the area also.

Don't forget that Beaufort isn't far and you can visit Parris Island. The Museum there is wonderful.
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Thanks for the suggestions! Plan on going to Savannah. Anyone have a favorite golf course? Too may to choose from!
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Thanks for the suggestions! Plan on going to Savannah. Anyone have a favorite golf course? Too may to choose from!
DH prides himself on the fact that he's played every course that general public can get on to on HHI (translation, much too much golf). He enjoys the courses across the street, especially Arthur Hills. His "best bang for the buck" is Hilton Head National, just off island. DH used to be an assistant greenskeeper and is VERY picky about course condition, and always says their course is in great shape.
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