You’ll find plenty of ways to beat cabin fever when you plan a snowbird getaway to South Carolina. Mild weather, fewer crowds, quiet beaches, and beloved traditions like oyster roasts are a few reasons to fall in love with Hilton Head in the off-season. Read on to learn how you can make the most of your winter beach vacation! Afterward, find more ways to cure your winter weather blues with our free Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide.
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4 Reasons to Plan a Hilton Head Snowbird Getaway
1. The Weather
Pack away that snow shovel this year, and take out a sand shovel instead, because winter is one of Hilton Head’s best-kept secrets. There’s no need to put your golf clubs or tennis rackets away this winter either because outdoor recreation and sports are year-round activities. In December, January, and February, temperatures range between 60 and 40 degrees. It is one of the most wonderful times of the year and the perfect way to explore a quieter side of the island. With weather like this, you won’t need a heavy coat. Instead, bring plenty of light layers.
2. Fewer Crowds, More Deals
Because winter is Hilton Head’s off-season, visitors enjoy fewer crowds; that means less waiting in line for a table at your favorite restaurant. The same rule applies to many of the island’s most popular activities, like golf and tennis. Golfers can look forward to reduced rates on tee times, and diners can take advantage of a variety of special deals at restaurants. Combine this with the discounts that you receive by staying with Beach Properties, and you’re looking at a very relaxing and budget-friendly getaway!
3. The Best Off-Season Activities on Hilton Head
Seasonal festivities kick off in November, and Hilton Head loves the holidays! You can look forward to camellias blooming throughout the area, especially at The Coastal Discovery Museum’s breathtaking camelia garden. It’s also so much fun to ride bikes and see the beach homes decorated with poinsettias, candlelit windows, and twinkling lights. Here are some other winter activities on Hilton Head you may like!
- Free holiday festivities, like the Winter Wonderland Festival at Shelter Cove.
- Foodie events, like the Hilton Head Oyster Festival and Hilton Head Seafood Festival.
- Black Friday deals at local shops in Coligny Beach.
- Wildlife viewing at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.
- Day trips to historic downtown Savannah. This Southern-city is only one hour away from the island!
Remember to view our free Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide for more recommendations.
4. Enjoy the Lowest Rates of the Year
Lower rates on vacation homes and villas are one of the island’s biggest draws during the winter. A bonus is that you also have more freedom in selecting your ideal length of stay. Whether you are planning a long-weekend getaway or looking for a home for the entire season, Beach Properties has it all!
We Can Help You Plan the Perfect Snowbird Getaway
The possibilities for a snowbird getaway to Hilton Head are limited only by your imagination. Whether you are looking to get a taste of some of the best oysters on the East Coast or are searching for holiday celebrations, you will find them all here! From cozy one-bedroom villas to elegant oceanfront homes, our handpicked selection of properties is the perfect addition to any winter getaway.
If you need any help with choosing your vacation property, take advantage of our digital concierge. Submit your budget, preferred travel dates, and desired amenities, and we will match you with your ideal property. We will even keep you updated with all our early snowbird specials. Planning your getaway couldn’t be easier!