Travel + Leisure magazine readers voted Hilton Head Island as the best island in the continental United States in 2016.
The travel magazine with nearly 5 million readers around the world described Hilton Head Island as “an outpost of Southern hospitality and traditional American recreation.”
Voters had lots of Lowcountry love in this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best competition. Hilton Head also made it to the No. 8 spot on Best Islands in the World listing while Charleston was ranked the best city in the world.
Earlier this year, TripAdvisor ranked Hilton Head Island number 6 on the list of best U.S. islands.
Travel + Leisure fans ranked islands around the United States based on five important characteristics that keep tourists returning to the island year after year.