Hilton Head, South Carolina has something to offer to people of every age, but it is a particularly special place to visit as a senior. The charm and hospitality of the South, combined with Hilton Head’s stunning beaches, is a fantastic place for rest and rejuvenation.
These five activities are perfect for seniors living in or visiting Hilton Head. Whether you prefer to stay outdoors or relax indoors, we are sure that you will have a positive experience in Hilton Head.
What to do in Hilton Head: Activity Guide for Seniors
1. Ride Bikes through Hilton Head’s Vast Array of Bike Trails
What better place to rent a bicycle and explore the beautiful outdoors than a pristine, warm and sunny island? Whether you’re starting the morning with an easy ride or planning to go out for the better part of the day, there are plenty of places to explore. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even bike along the sand at low tide!
2. Dine in Hilton Head's Award-Winning Restaurants
Hilton Head boasts countless fantastic restaurants that are delightful to visit for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take in the view at the gorgeous waterfront Skull Creek Boathouse, listen to music at world-ranked The Jazz Corner, or eat breakfast at any time of the day at Watusi. In the warm weather, treat yourself to an ice cream cone at Frozen Moo by the beach! No matter your tastes, Hilton Head has something to offer for everyone.
3. Visit the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
One of South Carolina’s premiere centers for visual and performing arts, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina offers a diverse selection of events including storytelling, wine tastings and food sampling.
4. Go Kayaking and Canoeing
Explore the beautiful waterways around Hilton Head Island in a kayak or canoe. You can rent your own, participate in a tour, or take a lesson. Calibogue Sound is a particularly beautiful place to explore.
5. Play Golf or Tennis
Hilton Head is a golf and tennis destination for a reason! The island’s stunning golf and tennis clubs are a delightful place to spend the day, unwind, and slow down. This guide helps you navigate where to play tennis at Hilton Head, and learn more about the area’s golf courses.
6. Relax at one of Hilton Head’s spas
As a beach and resort destination, Hilton Head offers incredible spa experiences. Book yourself a massage, a relaxing salt scrub, or a body wrap and facial and treat yourself to deep relaxation. There are many options to choose from that will indulge your senses.
7. Explore Folly Field Beach Park
Folly Field Beach Park is a beautiful place for a long walk, a jog, or put up an umbrella and spend a day at the beach. The Boardwalk meanders along the shore, and there is matting that extends to the high tide mark so that you don’t have to walk for too long in the sand. You may find sand dollars along the beach, too! Stay in Folly Beach!
We are confident that you will enjoy your visit to Hilton Head - the locals are kind and welcoming, and the atmosphere is relaxing and removed from the hurry of everyday life. If you find yourself wanting to extend your trip, don’t worry - people do it all the time!
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This article was written by Cathy Trainor.