Posted on 5/22/2024

Exploring Hilton Head: Best Outdoor Adventures for the Summer

With its sandy shores and vibrant summer energy, Hilton Head Island creates the perfect backdrop for your summer adventures. Whether you’re here to celebrate Father’s Day, looking for that perfect family outing, or aiming to relax and unwind, Hilton Head offers an array of activities to fill your days with fun and excitement. Here’s your ultimate guide to making the most out of your summer on our beautiful island!


Hilton Head Island’s calm waters are ideal for a family boating day out. Hilton Head Boat Rentals offers a variety of vessels that will suit any family size and preference. Imagine gliding through the waterways, spotting dolphins, and enjoying the sea breeze. 

After docking, head over to The Crazy Crab for a taste of local seafood delights in a kid-friendly atmosphere where the views are as splendid as the menu.


Fishing enthusiasts, rejoice! From the seasoned angler to the eager beginner, Hilton Head’s fishing scene is world-class and full of opportunities for a great catch. Fish on shore, try surf fishing or join a charter like Sea Pines Deep Sea Fishing  for an unforgettable experience off the coast. 

Afterwards, celebrate your catch at Skull Creek Boathouse! Located on the banks of Skull Creek, The Boathouse offers incredible views and delicious food and drinks. You can enjoy market-fresh fish, exceptional seafood, and amazing sushi from the restaurant's in-house sushi bar. You can also enjoy the views from inside the glass-walled dining room, or from their expansive, family-friendly patio.


Early risers will find a perfect spot to start a beautiful summer day on the greens of Hilton Head! The Heritage Golf Collection on Hilton Head features 117 holes of championship golf at four prestigious clubs. From the avid golfer to those who are just starting out, you will find the perfect golf experience within this spectacular offering of award-winning courses.

After the game, treat yourself to a delicious meal at The Quarter Deck, known for great food and a 270-degree view of Harbour Town. Another option is the Robber’s Row Grille, offering traditional Lowcountry cuisine with a contemporary twist using the freshest local ingredients. Lastly, head to the Brickyard Pub to enjoy some of your favorite grilled items.


Explore Hilton Head’s natural beauty on two wheels, as the island boasts more than 60 miles of public pathways and nature trails. Peddling Pelican or Lowsea Bike Rentals can equip you with everything you need for your cycling adventure!  

After working up an appetite, roll into Java Burrito Company for a casual yet satisfying meal where premium coffee meets fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


Don’t miss out on Hilton Head’s summer events and happenings, from fireworks lighting up the night sky on the Fourth of July to the HarbourFest at Shelter Cove. These seasonal celebrations offer fun for the whole family, with live music, entertainment, and more. Keep an eye on the HILTON HEAD CALENDAR OF EVENTS to stay in the loop. 


At the Vacation Company, we believe every great adventure on Hilton Head starts and ends with the perfect vacation home. With over 400 vacation properties offering everything from beachfront properties to fully equipped family-friendly homes on the island, we have the perfect vacation rental for your specific needs. 

Our exclusive amenities, flexible cancellation policies, and the extensive local knowledge of our Vacation Concierge Experts ensure your Hilton Head vacation is full of adventure and fun. Visit us HERE or call 843.686.6100 to reserve your slice of paradise!

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