Things to do on Hilton Head Island | Family Vacation Ideas

On your next vacation with a Hilton Head Island vacation rental, create memories with the ones you love by experiencing some of the island’s most popular family-friendly activities. Zipline across the waterways and through live oaks or discover the wonders of the Lowcountry dating back some 300 years. No matter your little ones’ interests, plan a trip everyone will enjoy with these stops:

Paint your own souvenirs

Family-friendly activities

Take the whole crew over to Hilton Head Island’s paint-your-own-pottery studio, The Art Cafe. With over 100 items to choose from, including mugs and picture frames, the Art Café is the perfect vacation activity. You’ll each get to create your own souvenir while spending quality time together.

Explore the island’s history

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Learn about the island’s natural and cultural history on the 68-acre Honey Horn property. With walks, talks, tours, and more, the Coastal Discovery Museum is full of activities that will help introduce you to the island’s different ecosystems, historical sites, and cultural experiences.

See the Lowcountry on horseback

Horseback riding in Hilton Head

From horseback riding through the Lowcountry surroundings of Sea Pines Resort to pony rides for smaller children, Lawton Stables is a great stop for families. The stables have a wonderful collection of small animals to feed, pet, and enjoy too.

Visit the famous Harbor Town Lighthouse

Things to do in Hilton Head

The island’s best known landmark, Harbour Town Lighthouse, is one of the best things to do in Hilton Head. Climb the signature, candy cane-striped lighthouse and take in the sights and sounds of Harbour Town as you look out over the Calibogue Sound and Sea Pines Resort.

Find adventure on the water

Beach Activities with Kids

Set out on the water for the day by renting kayaks, boats or paddleboards from H2O Sports, and explore the island by sea. Whether you take a self-guided tour or a sunset cruise, some of the best views of Hilton Head are from the water.

Soar through the trees

Family-friendly Hitlon Head attractions

With over 50 in-the-tree activities, ZipLine & Aerial Adventures of Hilton Head Island has over six courses perfect for any age or experience level. Challenge your loved ones with cross-swinging bridges, swaying tunnels, military walls and obstacles!

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