The Great Outdoors
After a day of laying on the beach or touring and exploring the historical sites on the island, guests may enjoy biking or hiking the beaches or nearby nature trails. With more than 50 miles of paved paths across the island, and several nature preserves in the area, visitors will find it easy to spend time outdoors, enjoying all the natural beauty Hilton Head has to offer.
Bird watching is a popular activity in Hilton Head. The Island is a perfect place to spot native shorebirds and inland birds like Egrets, Sandpipers, Sea Gulls, Pelicans and many more in the surrounding nature preserves, marshes, inlets and on the beaches.
Another great way to explore the lagoons, inlets and marshes in Hilton Head is to rent kayaks and spend a day on the water. Adventure cruises and party boats are also a fun way to spend the day, and you might even spot a dolphin or two while you’re out on the water.
Hilton Head has more than 50 miles of bike paths surrounded by beautiful landscaping.
Read more: Our Guide to Hilton Head Bike Rentals & Trail Information
Hilton Head Island offers a wide variety of dining options from casual to fine dining serving popular seafood dishes, steaks, sandwiches, pastas and much more. Enjoy beautiful views, outdoor dining, live entertainment and great service at these popular restaurants.
Read Popular Authentic Restaurants on Hilton Head Island
Things to Do
Hilton Head Island is a great destination to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Explore the history of the lowcountry and the culture of the people. Relax on the beach or enjoy some of the other attractions on the island.
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Hilton Head offers guests a top-notch shopping experience. From marine shops to cozy boutiques, galleries and name-brand shops, Hilton Head has it all.
The Tanger Outlet Factory Stores are located about 10 miles from SPM’s Hilton Head resorts. There, you will find the hottest trends at affordable prices. With more than 100 stores, shoppers are bound to find all they are searching for.
The more specialized shops in Hilton Head include small clothing boutiques, gift shops, gourmet food and candy shops, health and beauty stores, jewelry and art. Many of these stores are spread out in different areas of the island. Check out the Village of Wexford shopping plaza, about five miles south of the resorts for clothing, footwear, sportswear, gifts, and spa treatments.
The Harbour Town Shops, approximately 10 miles away from your accommodations, feature resort wear and casual apparel, gifts and souvenirs, accessories and beach items, and much more. The Shops are located within Sea Pines Resort, and there is a $5/car fee to enter. The small fee is worth it, though and will give you access to the Harbour Town Shops, as well as to the Harbour Town Lighthouse and some great dining options. While you’re there, check out the Cinnamon Bear Country Store for specialty foods, unique gifts, and ice cream!