Things to Do in Hilton Head Island
Occupying 12 miles of breathtaking oceanfront real estate, Hilton Head Island is a truly remarkable place, encompassing pristine beaches, vast sea marshes, creeks and lagoons, and moss-draped forests of live oaks, magnolias, pines and palmettos.
With its world-class golfing, top-ranked tennis facilities and beautiful marinas, it's no wonder why Hilton Head Island is the ideal place to vacation. Explore the countless things to do on Hilton Head Island - from going to the beach to enjoying a theater performance.
- Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
- Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
- Main Street Youth Theatre
- Audubon-Newhall Preserve
- Harbour Town Lighthouse
- Historic Beaufort Waterfront
- Historic Savannah
- Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Sea Pines Forest Preserve
- Shelter Cove Marina
- University of South Carolina Beaufort
- Coastal Discovery Museum
- Heritage Library
- May River Theatre Company
- Old Town Bluffton
- Tanger Outlets
How To Get Here
Shopping & Dining
Hilton Head Island and Bluffton offer a variety of unique boutiques as well as top name-brand stores.
Old Town Bluffton
Wander the streets of historic Old Town Bluffton and take in the charming architecture, local boutiques and array of delicious dining options. Old Town Bluffton is located just a short drive away from Hilton Head Island.
Beaufort is the second oldest town in South Carolina and one of the nation's largest historic districts. The Beaufort waterfront park area features taverns, art galleries and small shops.
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Take in a theater performance or a special event at the award-winning Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, which is conveniently located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
Visit the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and enjoy musical and artistic excellence.
Boating & Fishing
Shelter Cove Marina
Shelter Cove Marina is Hilton Head Island's largest deep-water yacht basin, offering plenty of things to do, including deep-sea fishing, crabbing, dinner cruises, boat rentals and more.
LOCAL THINGS TO DO
Harbour Town Lighthouse
Arguably one of the most popular things to do in Hilton Head Island, the Harbour Town Lighthouse is an iconic 90-foot, red-and-white striped lighthouse. Visitors can climb to the top for scenic views of the island, plus explore the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum.
Coastal Discovery Museum
Established in 1985 to educate the public about the cultural heritage and natural history of the Lowcountry, the Coastal Discovery Museum makes learning about Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area fun for the whole family.
An excellent thing to do with the whole family, bike riding is a quintessential activity on Hilton Head Island. With miles of both paved and dirt paths covering the Island, there isn't a place visitors can't go with their bikes, including the 12 miles of sandy beaches. The designated bike paths on the Island are bordered by plants, wild animals, and marshlands. Explore trails from sunrise to sunset and see Hilton Head Island from a new perspective.