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RT Inspiration: Cincinnati to Hilton Head

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Created by George Murray - July 1st 2016

My family recently drove from Cincinnati to Hilton Head and these are some of the places we found along the way. We think these are some of the best stops along the way and in Cincinnati and Hilton Head Island.

100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH, US

Great American Ballpark

If you're in Cincinnati you gotta go to the Great American Ballpark. Get a hot dog, some peanuts and a beverage and take in some baseball.

7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY, US

Woodford Reserve

Along the way is Woodford Reserve distillery. This place is a little off the Bourbon Trail, but the location is very nice and photogenic. The tour is great too. Definitely pickup some of their cherry bitters in the gift shop.

455 Blowing Cave Rd, Sevierville, TN, US

Forbidden Caverns

Photo of Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC, US

Biltmore Estate

The biltmore estate is amazing. It's located in Asheville and you could spend days here. The hotel rooms are very expensive though, so we recommend staying at one of the Asheville bed and breakfasts. The biltmore estate also has a winery so get some bottles here for Hilton Head.

Photo of Chimney Rock State Park--Rumbling Bald

431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC, US

Chimney Rock State Park--Rumbling Bald

Chimney rock has got some great views if you'd like to take a break from the road and take a hike.

591 Browns Cove Rd N, Ridgeland, SC, US

River Dog Brewing

For a dinner or a break just before you get into Hilton Head Island traffic, I recommend stopping at River Dog Brewing.

Photo of Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Hilton Head Island, SC, US

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Finally, when you get to Hilton Head Island you'll notice that the foliage changes to sea pines and moss. The best way to experience this new fauna is at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. It has some easy walking paths that are family friendly.

149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC, US

Harbour Town Lighthouse

If a walk in the woods doesn't sound good, checkout Harbour Town in Sea Pines. If you're not staying in Sea Pines you'll need to pay an entrance fee but Harbour Town and it's laid back vibe are worth it.

These are just some ideas but I'd love to see another trip with more places in Hilton Head Island. This was my first time there.

George Murray

Husband, Father, Time Traveler, Roadtripper. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”