Hilton Head

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Hilton Head


Gentle waves lap 14 miles of sandy, sand-dollar-dotted shores protected by lifeguards in the summer months. There are four public beaches; check out the sand at Coligny Circle first.

Coligny Circle, SC, www.hhisleinfo.com/beaches.htm
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Dolphin watching

Watch the water closely and it won’t take long to spot pods of dolphins frolicking just offshore, or visit a nature trail or wildlife preserve to interact with birds, deer, and other land creatures.

Adventure Cruises, Dock C, Shelter Cove Harbor, SC, 843-785-4558, www.hiltonheadisland.com/adventure
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Harbour Town Golf Links

This par-71 course is the home of the PGA Heritage tournament every April. The water views and famous red-and-white-striped lighthouse make the 18th hole the highlight of this Pete Dye-designed course.

Sea Pines, SC, 866-561-8802, www.seapines.com
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Learn about the enslaved Africans who made their home in the Low Country and whose culture thrives today on a Gullah Heritage Trail Tour; available year round.

Welcome Center and Discovery Museum of Hilton Head, 100 William Hilton Parkway, SC, 843-681-3069, www.gullaheritage.com
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Melrose Course

The ferry ride is free when you book a tee time at this course on Daufuskie Island; the last three holes are all on the Atlantic Ocean and the 18th juts right out into the water.

Daufuskie Island, SC, 800-648-6778, www.daufuskieislandresort.com
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Palmetto Dunes

One plantation, three outstanding courses; choose between Trent Jones, Fazio, or Hills design. For oceanfront holes, the Trent Jones course is your best bet. Fazio is rife with water hazards and bunkers that make for a challenging round. Hills is a beauty, lined by palmetto trees and stretching over rolling dunes.

SC, 800-827-3006, www.palmettodunes.com/golf
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Palmetto Hall

Two courses – Robert Cupp and Arthur Hills – both feature lush southern landscapes of magnolias, pine, and moss-draped oaks. But the real standout here is the clubhouse, a southern-style mansion with double porches to relax and revel in your game.

Palmetto Hall Plantation Club, 108 Fort Howell Rd., SC, 843-681-1650, www.palmettohallclub.com
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