Things to Do in Hilton Head, South Carolina | Experience Guide

Along with beach activities, there’s plenty to do in the gorgeous Hilton Head, South Carolina. To take the stress out of vacation planning, use this ready-to-go guide put together by locals who know the destination best. You’ll strike the perfect balance between downtime and “go” time too.

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Here’s a preview of one of the days:

8:00 am: Kick the day off with some breakfast out. Our friends at Watusi have a wonderful selection of mouth-watering dishes that will wake you right up! Insider Tip: Try the homemade biscuits and sausage gravy to put everyone in a southern state of mind.

9:30 am: Have some fun with the kids in your rental’s pool, if there’s one on-site or access to a community pool. Grab a float and relax while everyone splashes around.

12:00 pm: Take a break and whip up some lunch in the rental. Sandwiches are an easy meal to prep and clean. Insider Tip: Stock up on lunchmeat, rotisserie chicken or greens for fast sandwiches and salads.

1:30 pm: Hilton Head Island is home to the Harbour Town Lighthouse & Museum, Sea Pines’ iconic candy cane-striped lighthouse that lets guests climb to the top to take in the island’s beautiful views. Then peddle around town on some bikes from Outside Hilton Head.

5:00 pm: After exploring, it’s time to freshen up and get ready for dinner! Head back to the rental and have the folks at Outside Hilton Head pick up the gear.

6:00 pm: Take the family to Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks for dinner. This casual, oceanfront eatery features delicious seafood and plenty of fun for everyone. Insider Tip: Indulge in locally caught seafood and steak with a delicious side of hushpuppies!

8:00 pm: When everyone’s full and happy, leave the kids with the grandparents back at the rental and head to the south side of the island, dubbed the “Bar-muda Triangle,” for live music and tasty drinks.

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