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Hilton Head Attractions

One of the most popular vacation destinations in South Carolina is Hilton Head. Hilton Head, or HHI as it is sometimes referred to, is a great place to travel to if you are interested in spending time at the beach or enjoying beautiful scenery in a relaxing atmosphere.

There are endless things to do in Hilton Head from must see places that are popular with local people and tourists, to locations more off the beaten path. Here are some of the must experience Hilton Head activities you'll want to be sure to enjoy while on your next trip to SC.

One of the most popular sites on the map to visit while in Hilton Head is the beach. Hilton Head excursions to Coligny Beach are especially popular with visitors who enjoy the beach scene and having lots of things to do while enjoying the sun and sand. If you are more interested in just relaxing while enjoying the beach, you'll want to check you Singleton Beach. Singleton Beach is a less busy and more laid back beach for the world weary tourist.

There are also many sites that offer Hilton Head tours so you can enjoy the wild beauty of the area. One of the top places to visit is Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The preserve has elevated boardwalks that allow you to experience the swamp in a way that is safe for both you and the delicate plants and animals. Another cool place to see while in Hilton Head is the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

There are additional attractions in Hilton Head away from the water, too. You could spend a day with your children at The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum or take a walk up to the Harbour Town Lighthouse to see the best views in the city. Another great place to visit, if you are looking for someplace to jog or walk, is the lovely Mitchelville Freedom Park.

From the Coastal Discovery Museum to the Baynard Plantation Ruins there are numerous spots to entertain you on your next trip to Hilton Head, SC.

Things to Do in Hilton Head with Kids

Hilton Head is a fabulous place for a family break. Take the youngsters along and enjoy these top family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Hilton Head

A trip to Hilton Head doesn't have to hurt your hip pocket. You can leave your wallet behind if you check out:

Stoney-Baynard Plantation - If you like delving into history and heritage, this is one attraction you won't want to miss.

Coligny Beach - Take a relaxing walk along the shoreline and perhaps even dip a toe in.

Newhall Audubon Nature Preserve - Grab your rug, throw together a few snacks and find a cozy area to relish Mother Nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Hilton Head

Sea Pines

While visiting Sea Pines, you might make a stop by sights like Harbour Town Lighthouse and South Forest Beach.

North Forest Beach

While visiting North Forest Beach, you might make a stop by sights like Coligny Beach and Coligny Plaza.


If you're spending some time in Oceanside, South Forest Beach and South Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Harbour Town

While visiting Harbour Town, you might make a stop by sights like Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Hilton Head on a sunny day?

What to do in Hilton Head on a rainy day?

When it's pouring with rain, these fantastic indoor activities will keep you amused (and nice and dry!):

Are there cheap things to do in Hilton Head?

If you're on a strict budget, be sure to add the following thrifty tours and activities to your itinerary:

What can you do in Hilton Head for free?

You could put your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these fabulous attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • Coligny Beach
  • Sea Pines Forest Preserve
  • Hilton Head Island Beaches
  • Coligny Plaza