Why Travel Matters to Hilton Head Island

We take pride in travel here on America’s Favorite Island. Most of us think of traveling as a getaway from the real world, a time to turn off, relax and maybe get a tan. It is all those things, but it’s also so much more. Now sit back, relax, and remember all the places that you have traveled and all the memories that were made while we take you on a journey about why we feel that traveling is so important.

An Ode to New Experiences

Group of friends riding bikes on the beach.
Photo from @leahjost 

Travel can open a world of new experiences. When you hop on that plane or car to a new destination, the possibilities are endless. Remember the first time you explored a new place? We bet it was hard to wipe the smile off your face as you looked around, knowing that you had so many unknown nooks and crannies to explore. It’s so heartwarming to know that a new travel destination is right around the corner. When you visit Hilton Head Island, we can’t wait to join you on these new experiences: playing pickleball for the first time, grabbing an ice cream at the iconic Salty Dog Cafe, or feeling the wind blow through your hair as you go for a bicycle ride on the beach.

You’ve Got Hometown Pride

Blue umbrellas on the beach
Photo from @IslandLifePics07

Isn’t it nice when you meet a visitor who truly falls in love with your hometown? It reaffirms the hometown pride that you’ve always had. Showing off your everyday go-to places, what coffee spots are the best, where the best place to go for lunch is, or what beaches are truly the greatest. These insider tips are something that can make a vacation stand out amongst the rest. Ask anyone who lives on Hilton Head Island year-round—their faces will light up at the chance to tell you their best tips, favorite spots, and share in the Lowcountry hospitality we’re famous for.

Families Coming Together

Family in silhouette riding bicycles at sunset.
Photo from @DavidNeel51

A family vacation is something that will stay with you for a lifetime. Remember going to that favorite vacation spot as a young child, whether it be dipping your toes in the warm sand or skiing down the mountainsides. Some of our youngest memories formed are from these early vacations. Now, whether you have your own kids, or want to make new memories, traveling matters. It’s time to make new memories! Whether it’s your first or your 50th visit to Hilton Head Island, we’ve got ample resources to help you make it your best family vacation yet. Start here by reading about our favorite family-friendly resorts, a guide to dining out with your fam, and a full itinerary designed with families in mind.

Health Matters

Group kayaking in daytime.
Photo from @far_and_nigh

A happy heart and a happy mind; that’s all anybody wants. After coming back from a beautiful trip, a light bronze to your skin, the smell of the ocean in your hair, you can’t help but feel relaxed. After a vacation, you will be well rested and ready for what the future has in store for you, it’s like a re-charging of your batteries. Traveling also serves as an excellent opportunity to get outside and explore the great outdoors while trying fun activities like kayaking, hiking, and so much more. We consider Hilton Head Island to be an outdoor enthusiasts paradise, and we think you will too.

Connecting with the World

Staying connected is important. Whether it be domestic or internationally, travel matters everywhere. We want to be connected to our neighbors and create a sense of community. This is where the sense of hometown pride comes in again, to show your home, so in turn, you can be welcomed into to theirs.

Traveling Matters: See What Hilton Head Island Has to Offer

If you’re thinking that you should start to plan your next vacation, why not explore Hilton Head Island? The Lowcountry sunshine and long strolls on the beach will be sure to have you feeling relaxed. Travel truly does matter to us, and we are here to create a memorable experience of a lifetime! Start planning your visit to Hilton Head Island today!


Blue umbrellas on the beach

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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