What Are the Best Things to Do on Hilton Head in April?

Spring ushers in an exciting array of activities to enjoy in the Lowcountry. Whether the kids are on spring break or you’re just ready to get your annual beach vacation in, you’re in luck. There are so many fun things to do on Hilton Head in April! We’ve outlined some of our favorite events, outdoor adventures, day trips, indoor attractions, kid-friendly entertainment, and more that you can include in your itinerary. Read on to learn more. Then, be sure to check out Insider’s Guide for additional suggestions on what to do during your stay! 

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15 of Our Favorite Things to Do on Hilton Head in April

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne

Attend These Highly-Anticipated Events & Festivals

1. Catch the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament 

The RBC Heritage is one of the biggest affairs of the year on Hilton Head. The whole island celebrates with a variety of events centered around the golf tournament!

2. Indulge in Delicious Eats During the Taste of Bluffton 

Celebrate Southern food and take part in the Taste of Bluffton. Local restaurants offer special pricing on delicious three-course meals as part of their Restaurant Week tradition. Other events that occur during this week-long affair include Taste of Hampton Lake and the Calhoun Street Festival! 


Try These Outdoor Adventures

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” — Robin Williams

3. Shop Around Local Farmers’ Markets 

If you’re looking to find a unique gift to take home as a souvenir or a tasty treat, you should check out some of the best local farmers’ markets in the area! It’s a nice way to spend some time outdoors, meet local artisans and farmers, and peruse unique goods. 

4. Get to Know Hilton Head’s Beautiful Wildlife 

From dolphins and sea turtles to alligators and migratory birds, you’re Hilton Head is bustling with beautiful wildlife. Get outside and explore. See how many different native species you might recognize. 

5. Discover Some of the Island’s Secret Gems

Enjoy the island like a local when you visit some of the area’s best hidden gems such as Audubon Newhall Preserve and Mitchelville Freedom Park. You might even enjoy horseback riding on Hilton Head’s “secret island.”  

6. Explore the Waters on a Kayak Tour

Get outside and on the water when you embark on a kayak tour! It’s a fun way to get to know the area’s history and ecology while having a blast. 

7. Peruse the Coastal Discovery Museum 

Wander the grounds and explore the gardens at the Coastal Discovery Museum. It’s the perfect attraction for those looking to learn more about the region and take in the breathtaking natural beauty. 


Take Day Trip to One of These Exciting Destinations 

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” — Jessica Harrelson

8. Hop on the Ferry to Daufuskie Island

Daufuskie Island is small and secluded, setting the scene for ultimate relaxation. Dine at some of the best local restaurants, explore some of the quiet beaches, and soak up the warm Hilton Head sun. 

Travel Tip: The only way to get to the island is by boat. You can catch a ferry ride and enjoy a beautiful hour-long journey through the Calibogue Sound. 

9. Visit Historic Savannah, Georgia, for a Day

Get out of town for a day and surround yourself with Savannah’s rich history. Step back in time and take in the sights of beautiful oak trees draped in swaying Spanish moss, historic architecture, and more. 


Avoid April Showers at One of These Indoor Attractions 

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

10. Learn About the Regional Culture at the Gullah Museum 

The Gullah Museum’s mission is to revive, restore, and preserve black and Gullah-Geechee history on Hilton Head Island. If you’re interested in learning more about local history, this is a great place to start. 

11. Admire Local Artwork at a Gallery 

Whether you’re looking to purchase a piece to take home with you or simply interested in getting a taste of the local art scene, spend some time at a local gallery or two! 


Entertain the Kids

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley

12. Visit the Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum

The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum hosts a variety of events and workshops that are perfect for keeping the kids busy! They also have different exhibits ranging from a small saltwater aquarium to adventurous play areas. 

13. Check out Pirates of Hilton Head 

Hunt for the sunken treasure aboard a fun, interactive pirate ship! Pirates of Hilton Head inspires imagination and keeps children entertained. You won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind family attraction


Enjoy a Night out Without the Kids 

“That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs.” ― L.M. Montgomery

14. Indulge in One of the Many Romantic Things to Do on the Island 

From fine dining to sunset cruises, couples can indulge in an array of romantic things to do on the island. 

15. Explore the Best of Hilton Head’s Nightlife 

There’s nothing quite like sipping on a frozen cocktail and soaking in the salty air at nighttime. Some of our favorite things to do on Hilton Head at night include hitting up jazz clubs, dining at some of the best restaurants, and enjoying rooftop views with a glass of wine in-hand! 


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Stay in One of Our Beautiful Properties on Hilton Head Island 

With so many exciting things to do on Hilton Head in April, it’s hard to resist the temptation to visit! If you do decide to enjoy a beach vacation in the Lowcountry, make the most of your experience when you stay in one of our beautiful vacation rentals. Perhaps you’d like to live lavishly in a stunning resort or community home in Sea Pines, Sea Crest, Forest Beach, or Palmetto Dunes. Maybe you’re more concerned with finding a dog-friendly rental so that you can bring your pooch along for a beach adventure. Regardless of which factors or most important in determining where to stay, rest assured that you’re in great hands when you choose a Beach Properties of Hilton Head vacation rental! 

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