Fun things to do in Hilton Head

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One of the best things about Hilton Head Island is that you can do as much or as little as you choose! Enjoy many opportunities for adventure, exploration, and relaxation that Hilton Head provides for guests visiting the Island, many within walking or biking distance from your hotel. Tee off on a championship golf course, play tennis or treat yourself to lessons at a world-class racquet club. You may decide to relax on the pristine beaches of soft sand, or enjoy the calm water ideal for sunning, swimming, volleyball or romantic walks. Other activities include hiking, horseback riding, biking the miles of paved trails, kayaking, sailing, and fishing along the Lowcountry coast.

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The Beach - Hilton Head Island boasts 12 miles of pristine beaches with public access. Need to park? No worries, metered parking is available at the following locations: Coligny Beach, Alder Lane, Folly Field Road, Dreissen's Beach Park, and Collier Beach Park.

Zipline Adventures - If you like nature, you will love this zipline! The canopy course starts low and gets higher and faster as you continue zipping through the beautiful live oaks and pines of the lowcountry. Wildlife abounds in this region so keep your eyes peeled and you may spot a dolphin, an osprey or one of the other marshland creatures.

Dolphin Nature Cruises - Come aboard the Vagabond and join the crew as they travel south through Calibogue Sound to the head waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, help spot the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins as they swim, play and afeed with the tide. See Harbour Town, South Beach, Daufuskie Island, Grendier Shoals, Tybee Lighthouse, Haig Point Lighthouse, Harbour Town Lighthouse, and more.

Golfing - Hilton Head Island is one of the most popular golf destinations in the U.S., with more than 25 premier golf courses situated on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry area. The Island's appeal is due to a combination of the beautiful year-round weather, high quality resorts, vacation rentals and hotel accommodations, as well as an abundance of world class championship caliber golf courses.

Bicycle Rentals - With over 108 paved paths and 6 miles of bike lanes, Hilton Head is the best island vacation for bicyclist. The Town of Hilton Head provides a variety of safe and bike friendly trails that flows throughout the island with 117 miles of shared pathways, and there is open access to 12 miles of bike ready beaches.

Kayaking Dolphin Tours - Kayak the nature and history rich waters of Broad Creek. Get up close and personal with dolphin, otter, eagle, osprey and many shore birds. Watch and listen, as the mysteries of the maze of tributaries are unlocked. Your island guide will give you an unforgettable trip.

Dining - Hilton Head is home to some of the best cuisine you'll find in the state of South Carolina. There are over 250 restaurants on the Island, ranging from fast-food to Southern favorites and specialty gourmet choices. Experience all major ethnic cuisine, including French, German, Italian, Caribbean, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Thai and Mexican. And by all means, don't forget to enjoy some famous local seafood while you are here!

Shopping - There are over 200 shops located on Hilton Head Island. Choose from our outlets shops, major department stores, and elegant boutiques featuring designer brands. We also have a wide array of major retail stores as well as many independent art galleries and locally owned specialty shops.