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Things to do in Hilton Head Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Outlet Mall
“always some deals here at the Tanger Outlets which are broken into 2 separate parts. Going off the island they will be on the left. Be sure to visit both and very popular on a rainy or cloudy day. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Climb up to the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse for a small fee and catch the view!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more. Short walk from our villa and worth the walk!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best Causal Seafood on Hilton Head! Waterfront! Offers chicken, burgers, sushi, etc! Family friendly! Go EARLY or LATE as they do get very busy! Tip - High tops outside are first come first serve 👍🏻”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Excellent local seafood for dinner. One of our top 5 places to eat on the island.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Excellent option for lunch, dinner and drinks! One of our top 5 places to eat on the island.”
  • 47 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great spot with live music (check schedule) that makes you feel as though you’re on an island. Located in Sea Pines plantation) please note there is an entrance fee for sea pines.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Beautiful grounds, great history, see a Marsh Tacky horse one of only 100 in the world. Also tours and activities.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beach bar with Beach volleyball and daily live music in the summer. Great drinks and food and of course the beach view!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Excellent place to go in the evening! Fun things to do, including climb up the famous Hilton Head Lighthouse!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Residential Building (Flat / Apartment)
“Great area to go grocery shopping at the Kroger many, many restaurants, lots of shopping great destination point!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Special night out kind of spot. Need a reservation in advance. This spot sells out most nights. Great evening of dinner and live Jazz music. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“For 50 years, locally owned Piggly Wiggly in Coligny Plaza has provided groceries to locals and visitors. Look for the Lowcountry Store sign above the endcap of the beer isle for the best selection of Carolina craft beer.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“This beach is very clean , and peaceful , go and enjoy , only 40 minutes away the Pooler / Savannah GA area , it's worth the drive 😊”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great place to watch the sunset and or dine on the tidal creek. Great early bird specials and very popular only open for dinner. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Shows, Dance, Theater, Camps, Music tribute bands and the orchestra, historic events, do visit their website, they offer it all! Let us know your favorite!”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Best Causal Seafood on Hilton Head! Waterfront! Offers chicken, burgers, sushi, etc! Family friendly! Go EARLY or LATE as they do get very busy! Tip - High tops outside are first come first serve 👍🏻”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Excellent local seafood for dinner. One of our top 5 places to eat on the island.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Excellent option for lunch, dinner and drinks! One of our top 5 places to eat on the island.”
  • 47 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great spot with live music (check schedule) that makes you feel as though you’re on an island. Located in Sea Pines plantation) please note there is an entrance fee for sea pines.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Residential Building (Flat / Apartment)
“Great area to go grocery shopping at the Kroger many, many restaurants, lots of shopping great destination point!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Special night out kind of spot. Need a reservation in advance. This spot sells out most nights. Great evening of dinner and live Jazz music. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great place to watch the sunset and or dine on the tidal creek. Great early bird specials and very popular only open for dinner. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A walk through the doors into the fabulous Frankie Bones Restaurant and Lounge takes you back to the care-free style of the early 1960’s and its restaurants in the big cities across America. Frankie Bones serves coveted American-Italian cuisine seven days a week. Lunch at Frankie Bones is about signature sandwiches, homemade soups, fresh seafood, crisp flatbreads, entrée salads and premium pasta dishes. Always fresh and always fabulous!”
  • 17 locals recommend

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