Hilton Head

Fun Things to do on Your Hilton Head Family Vacation

Hilton Head Family VacationA Hilton Head family vacation takes you to the barrier island of the eastern coast of South Carolina. A definite tropical appeal makes this island a favorite destination all year round. Your Hilton Head family vacation will therefore, leave no room for boredom or lethargy. It’s fun and excitement from the word go.

The neighboring Daufuskie Island, Harbor Island, St.Helena Island and Fripp Island will greatly add to your holiday experience as you cruise through your family trip to Hilton Head. In Hilton Head, it’s hard not to take pleasure in the old world ambiance brought about by the lush scenery dotted with antebellum plantation homes that display an unrivaled air of dignity. Your Hilton Head family vacation will be well worth the effort if you were to stay in one of these distinguished homes that now do duty as resort homes.

In spite of being an old fashioned town reluctant to leave the pages of history, Hilton Head has caught up with the times and done it’s bit to welcome tourists.A family vacation in Hilton Head will surely begin at the Adventure Cove, an amusement park like none other. The Coastal Discovery Museum is a great place to get to know all about what makes this island tick. Learn history, view exhibits, book cruises, or buy shark tooth; it’s all possible here.

With older kids in tow, the neighboring Port Royal Village would be a great place to get some sports. Tennis, golf, biking and more are available in this beautiful playground for the young and the restless. If your under 17s need golf lessons, it can be had at the Sea Pines’ Future Stars Junior Golf and Palmetto Dunes Junior Golf Academy. More activities can fill your family vacation in Hilton Head on the beach where they have water-skiing, kayaking, island cruises and dolphin watching among others.

For close encounters of the wild kind on your family travel to Hilton Head, visit the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and the Audubon Newhall Preserve. Expect to cross paths with wildlife ranging from butterflies to deer.

Bicycling is the recommended mode of transport on the island, and certainly the most convenient when it comes to exploring this beautiful landscape. You can easily rent one from children’s bikes with training wheels to tandem bikes at one of the many island shops. Boat cruises are another way of exploring and this takes you past the Harbor Town Lighthouse and alarmingly close to alligators.

Springtime, when the azaleas are in full bloom, is indubitably the best time for your Hilton Head family vacation. But being a year-round destination you can enjoy the island at your convenience. If you intend to travel to Hilton Head between the months from June to November, make sure you check for hurricane warnings.

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