Hilton Head Island is home to many well deserved hotspots, beaches, golf courses, events, and guided tours, not to mention fabulous restaurants, arts and culture, festivals, family fun days, and I could go on and on.
However, since we only have a small window of attention here, I will try and limit this list to include the top 5 must see attractions and things to do, from a local, like myself.
Hilton Head Island has all the elements for being one of the most fascinating, adventurous, most relaxing, and exciting places one can dream of experiencing at any age. This is the one vacation spot that definitely needs to be added to the top of your destination list, and please, don’t hesitate to plan a return trip so that you can experience all that you missed the first time around!
Here are a few things the island offers that will sure please any interest at any age.
1. Hilton Head Beaches
We have the top 10 beaches in the Country. You can’t go wrong with an average temperature of 70 degrees, year round. There are 12 miles of glorious beaches all with their own easy public access areas. Coligny Beach is probably the most popular, followed by Palmetto Dunes, Alder Lane Beach, and Folly Field Beach, to name a few.
2. Guided Tours
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Daufuskie Island all offer extensive choices in historical, cultural, and/or ecological guided tours. You can’t help but notice all of the natural beauty and wildlife that has been so delicately preserved that surrounds you and everywhere you go on this island.
Whether you choose to walk, go by boat, horseback, or take it all in by riding a bike, there are so many fun, educational, and exceptional ways to experience this special island. Think Dolphin Watching and Nature Cruises, Plantation Ruins, Sailing Lessons, Discover Tours that take you to historic homes and sites, or a walking tour of the best dining spots around. Or maybe you’ll catch a rare sighting of one of the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtles that roam in the darkest of hours. Here are 3 HHI guided tours to get you started!
Golf the Lowcountry
There are over 20 world-class championship golf courses on Hilton Head Island and over 40 more courses (many private) throughout the, Bluffton, Daufuskie, and surrounding areas. Not sure of your handicap? Take some lessons from any of the golf schools to improve your game while you’re here. Or plan on being a spectator at one of the PGA Tour Events that takes place at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Resort; like the Heritage Golf Classic. Golf on Hilton Head isn’t just for the adults. Make sure you hit one of the several miniature golf courses with the whole family, like at Pirate’s Island, Adventure Cove, and/or Legendary Golf.
Sonesta Hilton Head Resort, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, Sea Pines Resort, and the Westin Resort Hilton Head Island are all resorts that go above and beyond to cater to kids of all ages and the whole family. You’ll find numerous activities and programs, like kids camps, adventure programs, movie nights, sports programs, arts & crafts, and educational island explorations, to name a few.
5. Restaurants & Nightlife
For any vacationer coming to the island you can expect to have your choice of many different culinary experiences. It’s up to you if you consider dining casually or in elegant attire for an evening. That’s the wonderful thing about Hilton Head Island, there is something for everyone! Of course there is an abundance of seafood fare and libations to be found at any one of these places. Alexander’s Seafood Restaurant, Chart House, Angler’s Beach Market Grill, Hudson’s Seafood House, and of course Big Jim’s BBQ are a few I recommend.
If you could only choose one of these fun things to do in Hilton Head Island, which one would it be? Let me know in the comments below!
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