Hilton Head Travel Guide

Areas to Explore

Harbour Town
Heritage Woods

Hilton Head Area information

Feel Great Every Day at Our Vacation Rentals in Hilton Head

The #1 Rated Island in America

There’s a reason Hilton Head continues to be voted the country’s #1 island—it has perfect beaches, top rated golf courses, and championship-worthy tennis courts. When you stay at our Hilton Head vacation rentals, you’ll have access to great area attractions. Outdoor activities abound from biking trails to kayaking on Broad Creek, plus boutique shopping, art galleries, professional theater, and cultural museums are all on the island to enrich your stay.

Create the Experience of a Lifetime on Hilton Head

At Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™, we’re happy to offer you a large selection of private cabanas, modern condos, and beachfront homes throughout Hilton Head. Families and visitors traveling with pets have a great time staying with us for the convenience of creating fun and memorable experiences like surf camp, teen tubing, and kids water game days. For those who simply want to relax and let go, there are countless spas and fitness studios that can help you feel happier and healthier every day of your stay.

Top Sights in Hilton Head

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

Catching wildlife on camera can be an exhilarating challenge. Make it easy on yourself by grabbing your camera and heading to Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Photo opportunities abound along the 2-mile path made specifically for visitors to enjoy the natural habitat of the Hilton Head’s creatures of the wild.

Bottlenose Dolphins

The bottlenose dolphin can be seen playing throughout the waters of Hilton Head, making it a joy to see them up close on one of the island’s many water excursions. A variety of dolphin watching activities are available from leisurely catamaran trips and private yacht outings to group boat tours and watercraft expeditions. While it’s rare, you might even get to see a dolphin’s smiling face staring back at you as you paddle the open ocean on a kayak.

Daufuskie Island

A fun family day trip excursion is to visit Daufuskie Island located on the southwestern tip of Hilton Head Island. Accessible only by boat but inhabited for the last two-thousand years, its isolation has made it unique in its way of island life. Booking a tour will put you in the heart of its extraordinary history, art and culture.

Top Experiences in Hilton Head

Arrr You Ready for Adventure?

Kids with adventure in their hearts can now set sail on the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island, searching for sunken treasure as the crew of a mighty pirate ship. Pirates of Hilton Head have created a unique interactive experience for children that make it among the best family friendly things to do in Hilton Head. After singing and dancing with the pirate captain, all the kid pirates leave happy with their fair share of the booty they recovered and memories that will last them a lifetime.

Get to Know a New (And Slimy) Friend

If the thought of holding a baby alligator in your hands doesn’t cause you to squirm, consider a tour that will put you in direct contact with the slimy, slithery, and surprisingly gentle reptiles and amphibians of Hilton Head Island. As a participant, you’ll discover that these creatures play a very important role in the ecosystem of the region. Programs change and sell out, so reserve your experience as soon as you book one of our Hilton Head vacation rentals.

Delight in the Flavors of the Gullah Kitchen

Gullah culture is rooted in Hilton Head’s history and can be felt throughout the island. One of the best ways to take in the culture aside from visiting the town’s many historic landmarks is to enjoy the delicious food that has influenced many of the southern specialties we know and love today. Barbeque, spicy shrimp, okra gumbo, and fried chicken are just a few of the many dishes that can be enjoyed at eateries around Hilton Head thanks to the influence of the Gullah cooks.