Hilton Head is a scenic town located on Hilton Head Island, the largest sea island between New Jersey and Florida. This picture perfect South Carolina city is a place where the beauty, grace and romance of the Old South still survive while providing modern vacationers with every possible luxury and way to play.
Lying at the southernmost tip of South Carolina, directly along the Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head offers twelve miles of sandy-white beaches, legendary golf courses, horseback riding on the sands, dolphin cruises and amazing views of palm trees and rolling dunes.
With a subtropical climate, the island is perfect for soaking up the sun, playing golf or enjoying saltwater fishing. This South Carolina vacation mecca beckons artists, writers and musicians in a natural surrounding that mingles the beauty of the sea and natural wooded areas.
A rich cultural center, the island is also home to a highly rated symphony orchestra and many annual events.
- Hilton Head is well known for its eco-friendly development, especially the pioneering Sea Pines Resort. The island is home to a rich variety of wildlife, including lots of lizards, Great Blue Herons, and Snowy Egrets. Dolphins abound along the coast and waterways and plenty of alligators call the tidal marshes home.
- Hilton Head is shaped like a Foot with various parts of the island labelled the Heel, the Toe, Instep, and Ankle. (Does anyone live in the Hilton Head Bunion?)
- Golf is King in this town. Hilton Head draws 2.5 million visitors every year, with the annual Hilton Head PGA Golf Tour being one of the island's biggest draws.
Check out our Hilton Head SC map for these great things to do on your South Carolina vacation:
- Harbour Town Lighthouse
Surrounded by classy shops, fine restaurants and art galleries at the base, this 90 foot tall red and white striped visual centrepiece is one of the most photographed East Coast landmarks on the U.S. map. One of the major tourist attractions in Hilton Head, the Harbour Town Lighthouse treats its visitors to breath taking views of the island and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as to a journey through maritime history.
- Harbour Town Golf Links
This championship Hilton Head golf resort has a collection of Par 3 18-hole courses to offer, along with one of the most feared Par 4 challenges in the United States. Located in the famous Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Golf Links is rightly considered as one of the top golf courses in the US. Home to the PGA Tour's Heritage Classic, this distinguished golf course pays homage to imagination, strength and talent. Created by famed designer Pete Dye and with a slope of 146 and a par of 71, the Harbour Town Golf Links is a must for any true golf enthusiast!
- Hilton Head Parasail
If you are looking for a unique and adrenaline-filled adventure, the Hilton Head Parasail H2O Sports Center is the perfect place to visit. Soar into the sky and embrace a completely different vision of Hilton Head Island with once in a lifetime photo ops. Lifting you up to 400 feet into the air, the parasailing experience gets the blood pumping and heads spinning. Using only certified professionals to ensure your safety, this is an unforgettable event for any South Carolina traveller.
Aerial view of Hilton Head Harbour Town...
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