Vacation Ideas for Hilton Head, South Carolina
Recently voted as #9 Best Island in the U.S. by the Condé Nast 2011 Reader’s Choice awards, Hilton Head, South Carolina exudes a timeless air. Encircled by pristine, family friendly beaches, its interior is dotted with 80 miles of unspoiled hiking and biking trails plus over 250 restaurants and 24 golf courses. Discover the enthusiastically protected landscapes of Hilton Head from one of over 300 rentals including private beachfront homes and condos, golf course villas and townhomes.
Explore the Outdoors
The temperate climate, waterways and open ocean of Hilton Head allows myriads of ways to soak up some sunshine. Spend time amongst playful dolphins while stand-up paddle boarding, watch regal pelicans soar in the marshes from a kayak or parasail high above it all. Deep sea fishing and shore fishing are other favored pastimes that allow a front row seat to observe Hilton Head’s natural abundance.
On the top of many avid golfers’ list lies one of several Hilton Head golf courses. Begin at Harbor Town Golf Links (Sea Pines) host to the prestigious PGA tour event and move right on to the George Fazio course at Palmetto Dunes to start. Moreover, when it comes to Hilton Head tennis, there is no competition. Amongst the 300 rubico, grass, and hard courts are three of Tennis Magazine’s top 50 tennis clubs – Sea Pines Racquet Club, Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, and Van Der Meer Tennis Center.
Dine and Unwind
Reminiscent of an Italian coastal seaport, Harbor Town Marina and Yacht Basin is forever memorable with its striped lighthouse, cozy cafes and beachy boutiques. Kids will be thrilled to wear an eye patch as an honorary pirate in Pirates of Hilton Head while parents will feel rejuvenated with their very own cucumber ‘eye patches’ at one of the many luxurious spas. After a fun-filled day, stroll the boardwalk at Shelter Cove Marina and gaze at the famed statue of Neptune and his trident. The weekly fireworks, live music, and dinner cruises are the perfect accent to the catalog of Hilton Head events and attractions.