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Why Hilton Head Island?


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 with sparkling waters, stunning beaches, marshes full of oyster beds, and trees, trees, trees. The manicured greenery shows off Hilton Head Island’s gently swaying palmetto trees, towering pine trees, and live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. There are 80 miles of biking and jogging pathways mostly shaded by those magnificent trees.

This 12-mile island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean is unlike most other vacation destinations. Free of neon signs, billboards, or skyscraper buildings, it’s laden with history. From the first Native settlers 4,000 years ago to Spanish and French explorers in the 16th century, history is always being made here and is preserved in many museums and excursions. The island has a rich Gullah heritage from the descendants of freed slaves that we celebrate through educational tours, galleries and exhibitions, and the names of our streets and neighborhoods.

Hilton Head also offers a huge variety of kid-friendly activities! Take your adventure up into the sky with our zip lines or out on the water with boating or water sports through Broad Creek Marina Adventures. Drink up and chow down at our next-door restaurant Up the Creek Pub & Grill overlooking Broad Creek, the boats, the marshes, and the zip line action.

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