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Things To Do in Hilton Head

There’s no end of fun things to do in Hilton Head Island,  South Carolina


There are plenty of things to do on Hilton Head Island, whether this is your home or your luxury island vacation destination. The area is known for incredible outdoor life, and visitors and residents can take advantage of the active lifestyle that makes Hilton Head so popular.

Hilton Head offers 12 miles of gorgeous beaches with public access. With six marinas, Hilton Head hosts some of the best water sports activities on the Atlantic Coast. Fishing, crabbing, sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, paddle boarding and parasailing name just a few of the water activities available. The island is also a haven for recreational biking, birdwatching, and sightseeing.

Hilton Head Island is one of the top golf destinations in the United States. With more than 20 championship public-access courses, Hilton Head is known as ‘The Golf Island’ by golf enthusiasts. Several courses consistently rank among the nation’s Top 100, and the island hosts several prestigious tournaments each year, including The RBC  Heritage Classic, a popular PGA event held at Harbour Town Golf Links.


Fun Things to do for the Whole Family


Tennis lovers will feel right at home on Hilton Head, which is the home of tennis legend Stan Smith, three grand-slam surfaces, and more than 300 courts. A range of tennis camps and classes are offered for players of all ages and abilities.

Harbour Town in The Sea Pines Resort also offers lots of opportunities for family fun. Climb the iconic striped Harbour Town Lighthouse while learning the history of Hilton Head Island, check out the playground with its incredible treehouse, take a cruise, or rent a kayak, paddleboard, or boat. Unique shops and galleries, as well as waterfront restaurants, rim the marina and add to the charm Harbour Town.

Cultural life on Hilton Head is thriving, and art, music, and theatrical venues and festivals offer a variety of choices. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, the Coastal Discovery Museum, the excellent Comedy Magic Cabaret, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra are some of the many options for island entertainment.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday or an active vacation, let be your guide to all the fun things to do on Hilton Head Island!