As we head into the holidays, listed below are activities families can enjoy while visiting Hilton Head Island.  My wife and I always get a game of family football together with our sons on the beach.  No matter what the weather is, there is always something to do on the Island.  Ideas for families visiting Hilton Head Island during the holidays include scavenger hunts, bike gaggles, family golf lessons, going to a show, enjoying a parents night out and exciting day trips listed below.  

Hilton Head Holiday ~ Warm Day Ideas

  • Enjoy a Family Gaggle Beach Bike Trip ~ Call the Palmetto Dunes Outfitters and rent a bunch of bikes for your gaggle bike trip.  Mention you saw our blog and recieve a 20% discount for your family during the holidays!  With its fleet of 1,500 new bikes, P.D. Outfitters will select the ideal bike for on-road or on-beach use. The shop has bikes for riders of all sizes – from small children to adults. Adult tandems and three-wheelers also are available.  One idea is to head to South Beach for lunch…but be sure the wind and tides are in your favor!
  • Take a golf lesson with the entire Family  ~ Call your local Golf Pro or our favorite pro Doug Weaver who has something for all ages and families.  Just call or email Doug at or call 800-827-3006…Here are some of the choices he can offer:
    • The Family Golf School is 2 hours of instruction on three different days (limit 6).
    •  The Junior Clinics 11:00- 11:50 am $25  7-18 age M-F
    • The Little Swingers  Wednesdays 1:00-1:40  Ages 3-7  amazing results while singing
    • Adult Classes – Kids are welcome with a supervising adult – stick together and learn the shots.
    • Afternoon Junior class 4:00-4:50 pm Tuesday Wed and Thursday $25 Jones Course
  • Discover Daufuskie Island ~ Enjoy a Self-Guided Golf Cart Tour and a wonderful boat ride.  Calibogue Cruises offers various adventures for the entire family. You may to choose to hop aboard a 4-passenger yellow golf cart for your own self-guided exploration through Daufuskie Island’s historic district, beautiful isolated beaches, and its unique art galleries.
  • Go on a family kayak adventure with Outside Hilton Head ~ Leaving from South Beach Marina and Shelter Cove Marina Outside Hilton Head can provide unique small-family groups with guided history excursions (4 hours) .  800-686-6996 • 843-686-6996
  • Stuff for Small Kids and Families
    • Check out the Sandbox ~ Want to take advantage of a night out or get some holiday shopping done?  Then let The Sandbox take care of the kids while you enjoy an adult night out.
    • The Art Cafe is a paint-your-own pottery studio. It is a great family “get out of the sun” or “rainy day” activity. We also have parties of all themes, including birthdays, around the pool to go, Ladies Night Out, corporate parties and more!  Sometimes all you need is a list of .
    • A family Scavenger Hunt on the Beach  ~ One of our favorite things to do when the kids were little was to have a Scavenger Hunt on the beach.  Our scavenger hunt usually included a buried treasure(a cooler buried with candy) at the conclusion of the hunt.  If you want a fun list of things to find on the your scavenger hunt on the beach check out this website.

Hilton Head Holiday ~ Chilly Day Ideas

  • Daytrip Beaufort, SC ~ Beaufort is(35 miles) and about 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island.  It offers carriage rides with warm blankets, great restaurants(my favorite is Plums) and quaint shops.  If you plan on spending the night check out Rhett House Inn.   You can also make your plan ahead of time and Visit Beauforts downtown website here.
  • Daytrip Charleston, SC ~ Charleston is (98 miles) or about two hours from Hilton Head Island.  Plan to leave early and you will find many museums, churches and historical sites to visit.  One of my favorite restaurants is Southend Brewery and if you spend the nite, check out the rates online at the Francis Marion. You can also make your plan ahead of time and Visit downtown Charlestons website here. 
  • Daytrip Savannah, GA  ~ Savannah is (35 miles) or about an one from Hilton Head Island.  Of course, a most it to visit the famous restaurant owned by Paula Deen, The Lady and Sons  .  Like Savannah and Charleston, this city has incredible history and architecture and one of the best ways to learn about it is by taking a carriage ride.  Click here for Historic Savannahs things to do.
  • Daytrip Palmetto Bluff ~ Located about 30 minutes away is a small cozy town that has a wonderful feeling.  One of our favorite things to do is drive over and walk about the village and have lunch.  Visit their website here to see the events planned over the Holidays.
  • Family Bowling~ Looking for late night or weekend bowling fun? Take your family to Main Street Bowling and try “extreme” bowling – an adventure of lights, great music, wild bowling challenges, and (of course) your favorite food & beverages.
  • Head to the Movies or See a Show
  • Schedule a Real Estate Tour – If you have a future or present need for owning a great home, villa or homesite on Hilton Head Island at this time of year we have access to some great properties often at a moments notice.  Contact your agent or call on us and we will show you some of the most incredible properties that offer locations that were not available in the past.

Happy Holidays from Robbie Bunting and Jane Hyers

We hope you have a wonderful family Holiday on or off Hilton Head Island!  Jane and I will be on Hilton Head Island through the holidays and if you would like to preview some incredible locations or need anything at all  just mail us at, call (843)842-0805 or stop by our office anytime.