There’s lots to see and do in Hilton Head, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t recommend some great day trips to the surrounding areas as well! Traveling to Hilton Head means you’ll never worry about getting bored. Here are some beautiful places and experiences to explore in the vicinity of Hilton Head.

Historical Day Trips

You probably never realized just how much of our country’s history took place around Hilton Head. A few places to check out are Daufuskie Island, Beaufort, Savannah, and Charleston. Not only are these places beautiful, but they’re also rich in history. South Carolina and Georgia were two of the original thirteen colonies, so you’ll find tons of local lore and history to enjoy, no matter what era you’re most interested in!

Nature Day Trips

Sign up for a dolphin cruise at the Coastal Discovery Museum to see your favorite aquatic friends out in their natural habitat. If you prefer reptiles, try an alligator boat tour out of Sea Pines. But to see all things natural, as well as cultural, make sure to include a day at the Coastal Discovery Museum.

Active Day Trips

If you’d like to spend the day outdoors with your family, but want to try a variety of activities instead of—or in addition to!—lying on the beach, take a trip to Coligny Beach. If your children are young, you may want a day to keep their minds active. Take a trip to the Savannah Children’s Museum.


We guarantee you’ll never be bored in and around Hilton Head! You’ll find yourself needing to return year after year to hit everything on your list. There are plenty more categories to choose from! If all else fails, start a scavenger hunt of things to do, and see where it takes you.