All About Our Island: Discover Hilton Head

Rich in culture, rich in spirit.


Perhaps you’re a first-time visitor to Hilton Head Island. Or, maybe you’ve spent so much time in the Lowcountry it feels like your second home. Either way, Hilton Head Island is a magical place. With one of the top 10 family beaches in the U.S., an array of world-class golf courses, abundant natural beauty and a spirit you won’t find anywhere else, Hilton Head Island offers a relaxing, laid-back and welcoming vibe that makes it a perfect vacation destination. There’s something marvelously different about the relaxed, warm and welcoming vibe found on Hilton Head Island. It’s the Lowcountry way of life - and it’s what makes Hilton Head Island one of the best family destinations for your next vacation.

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Bill Miles and Stan Smith

Stan Smith

American tennis pro Stan Smith has called Hilton Head Island home for nearly 50 years. Enjoy this great conversation that Bill Miles recently had with his good friend Stan about why he loves living here on HHI.
Sea Turtles in the Lowcountry

Every year, hundreds of loggerhead sea turtles build nests to lay eggs on our beaches. On average, these sea turtles lay 120 eggs in a nest two to eight times during a nesting season. The thousands of hatchlings that are born then attempt the trek from the beach to their ocean home.

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Year-Round Sunshine

Hilton Head Island’s weather is ideal for those wanting to explore the outdoors and soak up the sunshine. The Lowcountry region features a mild, subtropical climate all year round.

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Pet-Friendly Accommodations

When we say bring the whole family, we mean it! There are plenty of Island accommodations, attractions, restaurants with patio seating and more that welcome pets. 

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Award-Winning Hilton Head Island

Don't just take our word for it. See what Forbes, Southern Living, Tripadvisor, Travel+Leisure, and many others have to say about Hilton Head Island.

Air Service to Hilton Head Island

With several nonstop destinations and countless connections to suit your needs, getting to Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the Lowcountry is easier than ever. Located approximately 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island, the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is the gateway to your next Lowcountry escape.
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Keeping Hilton Head Island Beautiful 

The attention given to preserving the environment here on Hilton Head Island has become the blueprint for other sustainability efforts around the country. During your Island retreat, notice the absence of bright street lights, tall business signs and brightly-painted buildings. Absorb the Island’s appreciation for the environment as you travel down 60 miles of public use trails connecting you everywhere you want to go, or simply enjoy one of the top 10 family beaches in the country. 

Hilton Head Island in the Media

See what top travel publications from Travel + Leisure to Condé Nast Traveler and more, have to say about our destination.

Find Your Island Time

Hilton Head is America's favorite island, offering 12 miles of pristine beaches and everything you need for the ultimate retreat. Enjoy easy days relaxing in the sun, sand and surf on some of the best beaches in the country.
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Request a free copy of the Hilton Head Island Vacation Planner and learn about all the attractions, activities, unique history and places to stay on Hilton Head Island. 

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