How to Make the Most of Your Time on Hilton Head Island
Sadly, the amount of time that you have on vacation is limited. So making the most of your time and using every single minute wisely is crucial. Another critical factor is making sure that your group has a great time on vacation; despite everyone’s varied interests and hobbies. Luckily for you, Hilton Head Island in South Carolina has something to entertain your whole family or group. Although the island is only 12 miles long and 5 miles wide, don’t be fooled by its size; this place is jam-packed with fun! Hilton Head is the ultimate tourist retreat. This is why so many visitors have a good time while they’re here and look forward to returning again and again.
Let’s start with the beach and water lovers in your group. Hilton Head has been recognized as one of the top ten beaches in the United States, and many of the island’s beaches have wheelchair access, so that everyone can enjoy. If you are looking for something more active, H2O Sports has several water adventures, ranging from sailing tours and kayaking to jet skiing and parasailing. The sailing tours offer several different types of excursions, including the always exciting dolphin tours, alligator tours, and even peaceful sunset cruises.
Hilton Head Island is also known for its extensive biking and nature trails which cover over 60 miles on the island. There are also more than 30 bicycle rental shops as well as several local biking clubs who organize rides on a weekly basis for every level of enthusiast. There are also guided bike tours that let you get to know the island while riding. This should keep the land lovers in your group busy and happy.
For the foodies, there are over 250 restaurants on the island, each delivering a unique culinary experience featuring everything from local seafood, to Southern and Lowcountry favorites. (Maybe you should eat first and then take a bike trip or a hike, to counteract some of the calories.) You will be able to find every level of dining from take out to the most upscale food presentations that your palate can imagine.
Some of the other popular outdoor activities on the island are golf and tennis. Hilton Head Island and its surrounding areas are famous for their golf courses. Hilton Head is home to many world class public and private golf courses. There are several courses that have been created by some of the legends of the sport, including Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones Sr, and Jack Nicklaus. They even have golf and tennis camps to attend if you are looking to improve your game, in either sport. And then there’s always a rousing game of mini-golf for the whole family that will make a few more fun filled vacation memories. If you’re into tennis, then you have come to the right place. Hilton Head is home to 8 of the top 100 tennis resorts and camps in the world. Like the beautiful golf courses, the tennis courts are nestled into lush and tropical scenery. It’s really difficult for even the most driven of “players” to have a bad day in such an idyllic setting.
If you are worried about the kids getting bored, let me tell you… it’s impossible! In addition to the beach and all of the water activities that are available, there are several experience and skill camps for kids, depending on their particular interest. There’s even an interactive children’s museum called The Sandbox, which offers kids a chance to explore areas that include a ship, an airport with a plane, a Loggerhead sandcastle, and do arts & crafts.
The list of fun and family friendly activities on Hilton Head is endless. You can go shopping, to museums, to historic tours, relax at spas ready to pamper you, take nature tours, live entertainment, theater, and art galleries… There are literally more things than anyone can do on one vacation. You might just have to come back again next year to enjoy a few more of the adventures available to you on Hilton Head Island.
As you can see, there are plenty of fun activities to fill your schedule with in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Ready to see what real fun is all about? Visit our website at h2osports.com for more information on how to get the fun started.