Things to do in Hilton Head
With 12 miles of breathtaking Atlantic beachfront, Hilton Head Island is located on the Intra-coastal Waterway and encompasses vast sea marshes, creeks and lagoons, and moss-draped forests of live oaks, magnolias, pines and palmettos.
With its trademark striped lighthouse, world-class golfing, top-ranked tennis facilities and magical marinas - it's no wonder why Hilton Head Island is the ideal place to retreat and reinvigorate. There are countless things to do in Hilton Head with practically any water sport imaginable, along with great outlet and boutique shopping and award-winning restaurants.
- Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
- Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
- Main Street Youth Theatre
- Audubon-Newhall Preserve
- Harbour Town Lighthouse
- Historic Beaufort Waterfront
- Historic Savannah
- Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club
- Sea Pines Forest Preserve
- Shelter Cove Marina
- University of South Carolina Beaufort
- Coastal Discovery Museum
- Heritage Library
- May River Theatre Company
- Old Town Bluffton
- Tanger Outlets
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Shopping & Dining
Hilton Head Island and Bluffton offer a variety of unique boutiques as well as top name brands stores.
Old Town Bluffton
Discover the charm of historic Bluffton while you enjoy shopping and dining in a unique setting with flower boxes, rocking chairs and fun art. Spend an afternoon or a full day!
Beaufort is the second oldest town in South Carolina and one of the nation's largest historic districts. The Beaufort waterfront park area features taverns, art galleries and small shops.
Golf & Tennis
Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club
Port Royal Golf Club, named one of the "Top 75 U.S. Golf Resorts" by Golf Digest Magazine, is located on the northwestern point of Hilton Head Island. The Club is situated in the Port Royal Plantation along with the luxurious oceanfront Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. With 54 holes of legendary golf, Port Royal Golf Club features three golf courses: Barony, Planter's Row and Robber's Row. In addition to being praised for its unrivaled golf experience, Port Royal Golf Club is also well-known as a world-class tennis destination
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
This award winning regional arts center showcases professional performing and visual arts and hosts cultural festivals as well as educational programs.
HH Symphony Orchestra
Take in a concert at the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and enjoy musical and artistic excellence.
Boating & Fishing
Shelter Cove Marina
Shelter Cove Marina is Hilton Head Island's largest deep-water yacht basin. Enjoy water sports like deep-sea fishing, crabbing, dinner cruises, sail and power boat rentals and more.
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Harbour Town Lighthouse
The Harbour Town Lighthouse is a 90-foot, red-and-white striped lighthouse on Hilton Head Island. Visitors can climb to the top and explore the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum.
Coastal Discovery Museum
Established in 1985 to educate the public about the cultural heritage and natural history of the Lowcountry, the Coastal Discovery Museum makes learning about Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area fun for the whole family.
One of the most popular activities while visiting Hilton Head Island is bike riding. With miles of both paved and dirt paths covering the Island, there isn't a place visitors can't go with their bikes, including the 12 miles of sandy beaches. The designated bike paths on the Island are bordered by plants, wild animals, and marshlands. Explore trails from sunrise to sunset and see Hilton Head Island from a new perspective.