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Why Hilton Head Island?

There’s just one word to describe Hilton Head Island: Awesome. Dreaming of the perfect family vacation destination? Stop dreaming and start planning now that you’ve found Hilton Head Island, SC! With plenty of family-friendly activities and awesome adventures around every corner, a vacation in Hilton Head is a must-do for every family.

The island provides a blend of spectacular natural beauty, sparkling waters, and super beaches to ride bikes and run on, marshes with oyster beds, and trees, trees, trees. Did we say trees? The manicured greenery shows off Hilton Head Island’s gently swaying palmetto trees, live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, and towering pine trees, all throughout this island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. There are 80 miles of biking and jogging pathways, and much of it shaded by those magnificent trees.

This 12-mile island is unlike most other vacation destinations, free of neon signs, billboards, or high buildings, and it’s loaded with history. From the first Indian settlers 4,000 years ago to Spanish and French explorers in the 16th century to the Gullah descendants of former slaves, to loads of people from Ohio now, history is always being made here and is preserved in many museums and tours.

Hilton Head is a super experience not just because of its breathtaking beaches, beautiful scenery, and great times at Broad Creek Marina Adventures, but also because of the huge variety of kid-friendly things to do in Hilton Head! Take your adventure up into the air with our ziplines or out on the water with boating or water sports. And then there’s the really good food at our Up the Creek Pub & Grill, chosen by Southern Living Weekends magazine in 2011 as one of the top four restaurants to visit. Drink up and chow down overlooking Broad Creek Marina, the boats, the marshes, and the zipline action – just be prepared to feel jealous that you’re not out riding the lines, but we’re happy to take care of that and arrange your next zipline ride at ZipLine Hilton Head!

Check out the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce to learn more about Hilton Head and find things to do, places to eat, and where to stay for the ultimate family vacation!