Hilton Head Island is a year-round destination. Though the temperature cools down in the winter months, the mild climate usually allows visitors to still enjoy the island’s natural scenery. You can spend the day perusing the shops of Harbour Town before visiting the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum. If you’re an avid golfer, you’ll definitely want to reserve a tee time for one of the more than 30 top-notch courses in the area. If you’re planning a trip to Hilton Head in January, try to add a combination of indoor and outdoor activities to your itinerary to get the best of both worlds.
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What to Do on Hilton Head in January
The Hilton Head Snow Day Event
It’s no secret that snow is an unfamiliar concept to most people living on Hilton Head, but each year, the town decides to bring a little bit of winter to the people. This year, on Saturday, January 25th, 2020, Shelter Cove Community Park will be dusted with snow as children from all over the country get together for a planned snow day. Even if you’re visiting from an area that frequently sees snow, there’s something magical about the annual Hilton Head Snow Day. Every child’s face is lit up with excitement as they point at palmetto trees covered with a thick layer of snow. Bring the whole family out for this event and enjoy live entertainment, inflatable days, and, of course, the snow field!
Indulge in Seafood During Oyster Season
Winter months down South means oyster time! If you’ve never tried this seafood delicacy, there’s no better place to get ‘em then Hilton Head. Located right on the water, oysters are harvested fresh each day, and you can find them on the menus of every seafood restaurant in time. For a different kind of oyster-eating experience, keep a lookout for the many oyster roasts that take place during the winter.
Hilton Head Island has so many great outdoor recreational activities for any time of the year. Even in the winter, you can embark on a kayaking adventure through the marshes or spend the day fishing. In the morning, wake up with your morning cup of coffee and walk along the beach with a jacket. And, golfers can explore the many different championship courses built to showcase the island’s natural landscape.
When you come to Hilton Head Island, you deserve the best accommodations. If you’re visiting Hilton Head in January, you’ll have dozens of options for things to do, but be sure to book a vacation rental with Beach Properties to stay close to everything. We’ve got beautiful beachfront and pet-friendly properties for groups of all sizes. Book a rental in Sea Pines to take advantage of all the resort activities including a farm with horseback riding and animal petting area.