Snowbirds flock to Hilton Head in the winter thanks to the area’s mild climate and abundance of outdoor activities. This barrier island along the coast of South Carolina is one of the top destinations in the country for golf. The island features more than 30 courses to choose from and the beautiful weather allows the courses to be open all year long. The natural Lowcountry landscape entices many visitors and locals to spend even the colder months exploring the outdoor nature trails and kayaking through the waters.
If you’re interested in learning more about everything that Hilton Head has to offer, be sure to request your copy of our complimentary HHI Vacation Guide! This is the place to go to find local recommendations on restaurants, bars, events, activities, and so much more.
What to on Hilton Head in the Winter
Attend an Oyster Roast
The winter months are prime oyster season down South, so if you’re visiting Hilton Head in the winter, you should definitely plan to make it to one of these events. Each February, the island hosts the annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival. This is the best event to experience both the seafood and barbecue side of Southern cuisine. But, if you’re headed to the area during a different month, you’ll still find plenty of oyster-related events to attend.
Book a Tee Time at One of the Golf Courses
Golfing is likely the top sport practiced on Hilton Head Island. Many of the locations in the area are championship courses and offer players of all experience levels a way to challenge their skills. Even in the winter, the weather is mild enough to spend the day teeing off. Each course uniquely incorporates the landscape allowing for views of the water and marshland that Hilton Head is known for. Book your tee time in advance for the chance to play on some of the best golf courses on Hilton Head Island.
Explore the Lagoon
Kayaking may not sound like a cold-weather activity, but when it’s winter on Hilton Head, you can throw on a light jacket and get out on the water during a sunny afternoon. The lagoon system system is 11 miles long and winds through the Lowcountry landscape taking you past marshes and dune zones. Rent a kayak from Hilton Head Outfitters to witness the natural landscape and local wildlife.
If you’re planning to visit Hilton Head in the winter, you should consider booking your stay with Beach Properties of Hilton head. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or with a group, we have luxurious vacation rentals of all sizes. Each one of our properties features a pool or offers access to a community pool. Plus, you’ll receive discounts at local restaurants, shops, and attractions when you book a stay with us. If you would like to bring your furry friend along with you on vacation, don’t worry—you can relax in one of our pet-friendly rentals.