The Lowcountry is a fabulous destination for your vacation. Picture golden beaches, bright blue skies, and shimmering ocean waves crashing at your feet. Of all the places you can visit there, Hilton Head takes the lead! It’s no wonder why our beautiful island is one of America’s favorites. In addition to splendid beach views, it also boasts many attractions you can enjoy with your loved ones. Between golfing, museum hopping, shopping, and even hiking, the options are endless. Read on to discover our top five reasons to visit Hilton Head Island during your next trip and start planning today!
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You’ll Have a Hard Time Resisting These 5 Reasons to Visit Hilton Head Island!
It’s the Perfect Family-Friendly Destination
If you’re trying to find a destination for you and your family, especially if you have children, then look no further than Hilton Head! Indeed, our Lowcountry island offers plenty of activities your little ones (and yourself!) will enjoy. Spend the perfect family vacation at the beach, jumping in the water and building sandcastles, go on fun adventures like ziplining or exploring a pirate ship, and even visit the Sandbox Children Museum!
You Can Bring Your Four-Legged Family Member, Too!
Do you want to know the best part about vacationing on Hilton Head? You get to bring your pets with you! After all, they’re members of your family as well, and important ones at that. There is a wide variety of activities that are pet-friendly on the island. Your dog can join you on your beach adventures, go kayaking with you, and even hop on a dolphin cruise! A lot of restaurants are also pet-friendly, including Skull Creek Boathouse and Black Marlin Bayside Grill.
If you are worried about finding a place to stay that allows your pet, you can breathe a sigh of relief now! We know that your vacation wouldn’t be complete without them, and that’s why at Beach Properties, we have a selection of pet-friendly homes where they are more than welcome! We also give you a discount card with your stay, so you can use it for grooming discounts at Red Rover. It’s a great thing to use if you wish to treat your furry friend to a wash, or even daycare if you want to take a day trip with your family.
It Boasts Breathtakingly Gorgeous Beaches
Can you even talk about Hilton Head without mentioning its stunning beaches? It’s most likely the one thing you look forward to the most. There are many beaches to choose from, but one of our favorites and slightly off-the-beaten-path is Burkes Beach Folly. There are usually fewer crowds there, which gives the place a more intimate feel. In addition to that, there are plenty of parking spaces to choose from and lifeguards on duty to make sure your children swim safely.
It’s a Dream Come True for Shoppers
With your busy lifestyle, you might not get to shop as often as you would like to. Turn that around during your vacation and indulge in some well-deserved retail therapy. Hilton Head offers a wonderful selection of boutiques where you can find unique souvenirs and stylish apparel, either for the beach or a fun night out. Harbour Town is one of the most popular shopping spots for that. The shops are all in one place, and you get to enjoy splendid views of the red and white-striped lighthouse.
It’s the Ideal Basecamp for Exciting Day Trips
Another fabulous perk of staying on Hilton Head Island is the proximity to many fun outings. From there, you can go on exciting day trips with your loved ones, and further your exploration of the Lowcountry. Here are three of our favorite day trips you can easily take:
Tybee Island is one of the most popular day trips from Hilton Head, and one we love to recommend. It’s about an hour away, so take this as an opportunity to experience an incredible adventure and discover other Lowcountry staples on the way, like Bluffton and Savannah. Once you get there, make sure you climb up the Tybee Light Station for breathtaking views, explore the historic grounds of Fort Screven, and taste some of the best seafood at Sting Ray’s!
If you are a nature lover and the outdoors type, then Daufuskie Island is the day trip you cannot miss. Enjoy the gorgeous water views from a kayak or a paddleboard, feel the cool breeze rush through your hair when you go boating with your loved ones, and even go horseback riding on the beach! The latter is a marvelous thing to do if you want to rekindle the romance with your better half.
If you want to learn more about history, then Savannah is ideal! Did we mention it's only 45 minutes away from Hilton Head? Spend the day roaming the cobbled-stone streets under the shade of the Spanish Moss, and unveil the secrets of one of the oldest towns in the South. Visit Forsyth Park, hop on a trolley to the Historic District and East River Street, and even stop by Leopold’s for a well-deserved ice-cream break.
Find Your Vacation Home at Beach Properties of Hilton Head
Admit it: we’ve convinced you of where to go for your next beach getaway! With so many amazing reasons to visit Hilton Head, how could you resist? Now the only thing left to do is to find yourself the ideal vacation home. Luckily for you, we know just the place. Beach Properties of Hilton Head offers a wide selection of high-end and modern rentals for you and your family. Find your home away from home and enjoy the luxuries that come with it, including modern amenities and stunning ocean views. In addition to that, all of our properties include access to either a private or community pool. There’s nothing like taking a refreshing splash after spending the day at the beach!
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