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Things to Do on Hilton Head Island


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If youve ever been to Hilton Head Island, you know that there is more to do there than can ever be done in just one visit. Whether you love to shop, play golf, swim, hike, bike, or anything in between, youll find something to do on Hilton Head. This article will help you explore your vacation options.

The Hilton Head area is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina and is considered to be the second largest barrier island on the eastern seaboard. This area is home to an abundance of unique natural wildlife, including deer, alligators, many species of birds, and the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle. The Coastal Discovery Museum of South Carolina spearheads the annual Sea Turtle Protection Project from May through October, which seeks to both assist the sea turtles in their annual migration and nesting rituals and to educate the public about the species.

In terms of cultural experiences, the Arts Council of Beaufort County sponsors many events and programs. The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra also puts on many performances year round, as does the Hilton Head Choral Society, a non profit open to the community organization. Other annual cultural events include the Gullah celebration, honoring the islands indigenous culture. The Gullah were the among some of the first inhabitants of the area, and still live there today. Other events include the annual Shelter Cove WineFest, and the Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Still looking for more things to do on Hilton Head Island. Why not spend a day fishing or dolphin watching, or participate in Harbour Fest beginning on June 3rd. You can also rent a bicycle and pedal down the beaches and trails that surround the area. There are also many kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling opportunities available, and other water sports as well.

If outdoor activities dont sound appealing, there are plenty of stores to shop in, and plenty of spas where you can get a first class beauty treatment or massage. You can also elect to just lounge pool side or beach side with a cold drink. Its easy to see that no matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone on Hilton Head, which is why so many people visit the area every year. If you are interested in being among that number, it is a good idea to plan your visit, and your Hilton Head vacation rental, early, as available accommodations do go quickly.

The author regularly vacations in Hilton Head Island, if you'd like more information about local attractions and activities, please visit the website.


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