Hilton Head Island, 30 miles northeast of Savannah, Georgia, is a 5- by 12-mile barrier island covered in live oaks draped with Spanish moss. Part of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, the place absolutely oozes Southern snobbery.
Aside from renting one of the amazing villas that dot the island, the most uppity place to stay is the Inn & Club at Harbour Town, part of the Sea Pines Resort. When you’re not playing tennis or golf, you can grab a bike and check out the beaches, marshes, and natural wooded areas that cover the island.
Hilton Head is also a good base for visiting the charming Southern colonial cities of Savannah (Georgia) and Charleston (South Carolina), which are one and two hours away, respectively.
Suggested snob usage: “Gretchen invited us to stay at her condo in Myrtle Beach for the month of July. Really? We weren’t about to go and mix with hoi polloi. Instead, we found a villa on Hilton Head and invited her to stay with us.”