Many of us have been taking small steps in our everyday lives to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. That doesn’t have to end during travel! Hilton Head is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Lowcountry, and there are plenty of ways that you can help protect it (and the rest of the planet) while you’re here. You’ll find that many of these tips might even enrich your experience and create a more memorable vacation! Here are a few ways that you can embrace sustainable travel on Hilton Head Island.
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How to Enjoy Sustainable Travel on Hilton Head Island
1. Walk or Bike Around the Island
Ditch the car! You can discover plenty of beauty by simply exploring the island on foot, bike, or even rollerblades! The possibilities are endless. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Hilton Head is known for being particularly pedestrian-friendly with 64 miles of pathways. You never know what you might find!
2. Eat Local
It’s easy to find delicious, locally-sourced eats on Hilton Head Island. Eating local not only reduces the carbon footprint, but it’s also a great way to support small farms and business owners in the area. Check out these local farm-to-table restaurants.
Maybe you want to get busy in the kitchen during your stay! Head to one of these Hilton Head farmers markets to find a large selection of fresh produce. You can never go wrong with a summer salad and fresh-squeezed lemonade!
Practices like these often fall by the wayside when we venture outside of our everyday routine. Making a small effort to be mindful during your vacation can have a significant impact. You can do your part by recycling when appropriate and picking up trash if you see it. This helps keep our oceans safe and clean for the precious marine life!
4. Coastal Discovery Museum
Visit the Coastal Discovery Museum for a chance to soak up the beauty of the Lowcountry! You can explore one of the three boardwalks as you look out over the marsh and take in the views. Don’t forget to stop by the gardens to admire the beautiful blooms native to the island and learn about the various species.
5. Show Love to the Local Marine Life
While you’re visiting the Coastal Discovery Museum, ask about the Adopt-a-Nest program. With a small donation, you can “adopt” a nest of loggerhead sea turtles, help fund educational programs and preservation efforts in the area. Plus, you’ll receive photos and updates during the nesting season. You will get the chance to follow the journey until the hatchlings find their home in the waves.
Book Your Stay With Beach Properties of Hilton Head
There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the beauty of Hilton Head. From relaxing on the beach and sipping cocktails to dining by the water and shopping local boutiques, you’ll find everything you need for the ultimate getaway. Whether you’re traveling solo or with the whole family, we have the perfect rental that will suit all of your needs! Plus, you’ll be given exclusive discounts to local restaurants and shops. There’s no better way to experience Hilton Head.
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