By Doug Weaver Playing golf isn’t just an enjoyable outdoor pastime, but a game that has proved to benefit players’ health. The International Council on Active Aging compared the mortality rate of Swedish Golf Federation members with the nationwide mortality rate. The study showed that golfers had a mortality rate 40 percent lower than nongolfers… Read More…
Family Fun in Hilton Head, SC
The Sandbox is a non-profit, hands-on interactive museum filled with unique entertaining, and educational play areas including a ship, international airport with a plane, Loggerhead Sandcastle, construction zone, bank, kitchen, arts and crafts and more.
Dolphins guaranteed! Come aboard the Gypsy for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Learn more about these friendly creatures and the behavior patterns that are unique to the dolphins of this area. You’ll be able to sit in comfort and enjoy a cold drink… Read More…
Sea Monkeys is the place to be when you want to have some Wave-runner fun! We offer 3 different riding areas to best accommodate you for weather, tides, and personal needs with each trip an hour and 15 minutes long.We are nicely tucked away in Skull Creek and merely a few minutes away from Pinckney Island… Read More…
Forest Beach Bikes is locally owned and operated by a native Hilton Head Islander. We rent only high quality 2012 bicycles and accessories. We provide free delivery/pick up, free baskets, and free locks. We are the island’s premier family bicycle rental company. Offering many seasonal and weekly specials!
From Shelter Cove Harbour, directly across from Palmetto Dunes Resort, Adventure Cruises presents Dolphin Watch Nature Cruises on board the excursion vessel E/V Holiday. Convenient mid-island location just 10 minutes from anywhere. No gate fee, stay all day. Call for schedule and reservations.
Get behind a boat with Outside Hilton Head! 3, 4 and 5 hour custom private trips that are guaranteed to be a total blast! Your USCG licensed Captain will lead your group to our favorite calm water ski grounds. Once there you can choose to Water Ski, Wakeboard, Kneeboard or Tube. All equipment is on… Read More…
From the helicopter you get a unique perspective and a whole new feel for the Lowcountry. You’ll see miles of beaches and meandering creeks teeming with wildlife. Fly over the beautiful Harbour Town Marina and even the Lighthouse! Take in a multitude of islands and even see a Civil War Fort. This is great fun for all ages from… Read More…
Named the #1 Family Resort in the United States by Travel + Leisure Family, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers the ultimate family-fun experience! Ride the waves and build sand castles on miles of SC beaches, play golf on three championship courses, volley up a great time at one of our 25 tennis courts, kayak, canoe,… Read More…
Cheers is owner-operated, and the crew and staff are trained and experienced; their highest priority is your satisfaction! Join us for a morning or afternoon cruise, or celebrate the end of a beautiful day by toasting the sunset aboard the beautiful 45’ Morgan sloop Cheers.
Family fun FORE Everyone! Come enjoy the two 18 hole miniature golf courses surrounded by lagoons, lush Caribbean gardens echoing the sound of steel drum music, cool waters and rocky hills. Test your skills in the Island’s Largest Video Arcade as we offer games from the classics to the most interactive on the market. Collect… Read More…
The Coastal Discovery Museum offers programs, activities, and exhibits year-round to make learning about Hilton Head and other sea islands an enjoyable experience for island visitors and residents alike.
Guided trail rides through the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve for adults and kids 8 & older. Pony rides for children 7 & under. Visit goats, pigs, miniature donkeys, bunnies, and Callie the deer at our FREE small animal farm! 7 days a week. International Riding Academy and Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center.
52 Gateway Circle | Hilton Head Island | 843-505-7182
232 South Sea Pines Drive | Hilton Head Island | 843-363-2900
The Old Casino Building (red brick) | St. Simons Island, GA | 800-933-2627
190 Greenwood Drive | Hilton Head Island | 843-671-2586
2 Hudson Road | Hilton Head Island | 843-671-1800
Dock C, Shelter Cove Harbour | Hilton Head Island | 843-785-4558
Hilton Head Island Family Fun
Hilton Head Island is the perfect place for things to do and have family fun! Spend the day at the beach or explore the island on a nature tour. Visit a museum or an animal farm with a petting zoo and pony rides. Enjoy the laughter at kid’s activities. Dolphin watch or go fishing, kayaking, biking, sailing, or simply lounge around a pool for relaxing quality time. Discover the ultimate family vacation on Hilton Head Island!
By Miles Altman Some 40 miles off the coast in 90 feet of water, a network of coral, rocky ledges and outcrops holds some of the best fishing available. Huge American red snapper, grouper, amberjack, triggerfish and a myriad of other smaller snapper and grunts await the fisherman with the ability and means to make the… Read More…
By Kathleen McMenamin, Master Naturalist At times, finding shells on the beaches of Hilton Head can be a bit difficult. One of the most coveted shells to find is that of a whelk. They are the beautiful conical shaped shells that we hold to our ears to hear the ocean. While there are four varietal… Read More…
By Jessie Renew, Outside Hilton Head Hilton Head Island experienced a major growth cycle in the 1970s as subdivisions, golf courses and shopping centers were established. Clever marketing tactics attracted visitors from all over the country to our previously sleepy shores. But across the bridge in Bluffton, it was a different story. Residents intent on… Read More…