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Five Unique Spring Activities on Hilton Head Island

By Hilton Head Insider

Springtime is arguably one of the best times to visit America’s Favorite Island®. With traditionally smaller crowds and beach-friendly temperatures, Hilton Head Island is a treat for vacationers looking to take advantage of all the classic and unexpected activities Hilton Head Island has to offer. From a day playing on world-class golf courses to evenings enjoying live music and entertainment, check out our list of five unique spring activities on Hilton Head Island to ensure your next Lowcountry vacation is one to remember.


Starting our list off strong, every day is a good day to golf on Hilton Head Island. With 23 golf courses to explore, including the 81 holes included in the prestigious Heritage Golf Collection,  there is a course for all skill levels to enjoy. If you’re already proficient with the irons, enjoy a round surrounded by the tall pines and winding doglegs of Bear Creek Golf Club, or have the beautiful Atlantic ocean as the backdrop to the perfect day on the greens at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. New to golf, or looking for a skill tune-up? Book  a lesson from the pros at the Sea Pines Golf Learning Center. If you enjoy the atmosphere, camaraderie, and competition of a golf tournament, lining up your time on Hilton Head Island with the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is a must! Drawing in spectators and players from all over the globe, this multi-day tournament showcases the best of Lowcountry hospitality and entertainment to nationally and internationally ranked players.


Biking is to Hilton Head Island as the sun is to the sky — you can’t have one without the other! With over 60 miles of multi-use leisure pathways for you to take advantage of, it’s easy to cycle from your accommodations to the beach, from a shopping center to dinner — all while enjoying the natural landscape of our slice of paradise. With over two dozen bike rental locations to choose from, you can find a ride to suit every group member. On two wheels or more, there is a whole island for you to explore — from well-traveled and manicured routes to hidden off-the-beaten-path gems, see the island the way it was meant to be experienced on a bicycle. 


Hilton Head Island knows the best way to welcome a new season is with a party. And what’s better than one party? A party that lasts all season long! Wander down to the Neptune statue at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina for Music & Taste on the Harbour every Thursday evening for live music, tasty treats, and delicious drinks. Then, keep the good vibes and tunes going all season long by attending one of the many events filling up our events calendarCulture and art is embedded into the foundation of Hilton Head Island. Make sure you don’t miss a second of it by checking out the Cultural Trail Map detailing all the iconic, authentic, and truly special experiences there are to be had while on your vacation.


On America’s Favorite Island®, springtime is most definitely beach time. With warm days and balmy waters, spend your day building sandcastles, splashing in the waves, shredding on a Jet Ski, or cruising the coastline on a sailboat. H2O SportsSea Monkeys WatersportsOutside Hilton Head, and Hilton Head Yacht Charter have you covered for all your water adventures. Looking to slow down and do some good while on your Hilton Head Island respite? The beginning of May brings with it the beginning of sea turtle season to our 12 miles of pristine sands. Every year, we welcome hundreds of turtles onto our beaches, where they lay thousands of eggs. See what our two volunteer organizations, Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island and Turtle Trackers, are doing during your trip. They frequently host coastal clean-ups and information sessions.


Slow down and align your body, mind, and spirit as you find your center and yourself. Hilton Head Island is home to wellness and health spas galore, putting your well-being top of the list while you are here. Clip-in at the CycleBar, relax with Pure Salt Studios, or simply take a stroll along the beach or through the wilderness of Hilton Head Island. Living in the moment is easy with the gentle breeze and rolling waves lapping on the coastline acting as the soundtrack to your time in the sun.


Now that we’ve shared some of our favorite activities to indulge in while in the Lowcountry, it’s time for you to explore to your heart’s content! Start planning your Hilton Head Island vacation today.

Have you tried any of these activities before? Is there anything we missed? Next time you find yourself saying, “This is a moment I will remember forever” while on Hilton Head Island, snap a picture and tag us at #LowcountryLife. Maybe we’ll include your suggestions on our next list of unique things to do while on America’s Favorite Island®.

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