By Jessie Renew As November sets in, we all begin the season of spending time with family, eating and gift giving. For many, the month is characterized by shopping. With all of the cute little stores, outlet malls and chains, Hilton Head has a lot of great local places to shop. Last year in the… Read More…
Family Fun in Hilton Head, SC
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
Northridge Cinema 10 is located at 435 William Hilton Parkway. Come enjoy your favorite movie and enjoy viewing it in LUXURY. Northridge Cinema is proud to announce the addition of NEW HIGH BACK LEATHER RECLINING CHAIRS in all 10 theatres. All chairs have lit cupholder’s with a push button on the inside of the chair… Read More…
Hot off the RUNway: What to wear to the Turkey Trot
Before gorging yourself on pounds of turkey, mashed potatoes, casserole and every other delicious food sure to be found on your Thanksgiving table, work up an appetite at Hilton Head’s annual 5k and 10k Turkey Trot! This family friendly walk and run is the perfect beginning to your holiday. Starting in the Chart House parking lot and ending at Hilton Head Plantation, the Turkey Trot runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a family festival in the Hilton Head Plantation parking lot following the races. Now why just through on a T-shirt for this fun run, when you can go all out and rock one of these three stylish looks? Check them out:
This look is suitable for everyone’s taste, and is usually a great fall back for the more picky among us. But no Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving run, is complete without at least one crowd pleaser. Black leggings and a sweat wicking, long-sleeved athletic, thermal shirt provide the basic ingredients for a classic running outfit suitable for everyone’s palate, even kids.
For those who prefer a little more spice in their lives, sprinkle on a few of these pieces for some fun holiday, running style. Instead of basic black, white and grey, go bold and pick out a brightly colored running jacket to pair with a reflective pant to keep safe while you run. And for some holiday spirit, add in some fun accessories like turkey socks, or even a turkey gobble hat! Whatever you add, make it fun and festive to help celebrate America’s favorite holiday.
This last look is for the braver among us, the ones who have tried to deep-fry their turkey, and anything else they could get their hands on, at one point or another. For those with holiday spirit, wearing costumes, no matter the time of the year, is the best way to go. Since Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, finding a turkey costume or mismatched turkey accessories isn’t difficult. Just throw on your costume, and if you are feeling as brave as a child eating green bean casserole, then go for a full turkey look, makeup and all.
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 Jessie Renew The Lowcountry marshes, maritime forests and beaches are scenic attractions for locals and visitors alike. However, for the plants and animals that call these environments home, every day is a struggle to stay fed, hydrated and out of danger. Few species are as well adapted to this task as the raccoon. Using their… Read More…
By Jessie Renew, Outside Hilton Head As a longtime kayak guide on Hilton Head and in the Lowcountry, I have seen and experienced the great variety of wildlife in our marshes, beaches, woods and waterways. I have always been fascinated by the abundant variety of crab species that call these places home. From the microscopic… Read More…
Those who have kids know that keeping your children entertained on vacation can be hard. With all the plantation-style resorts on Hilton Head, this can be a bit of a challenge depending on where you’ve booked your vacation rental or room. Many resorts welcome children, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are kid friendly. We’ve… Read More…
By Jessie Renew, Outside Hilton Head These speedy swimmers don’t just have fins to thank for their swiftness; their rubbery skin also plays a big part. Hilton Head is famous for its year-round population of dolphin. While most groups of these mammals migrate seasonally, Lowcountry dolphins enjoy the mild water temperatures here all 12 months…. Read More…