Hilton Head has plenty of attractions for kids to give your whole family a break from the business of life. "South Carolina"is synonymous with "relaxation"in many circles. You can all recharge your batteries together on your Hilton Head family vacation. Many places in the Old South are very family-oriented. So, "South Carolina"also means "lots of things to do with kids on Hilton Head."
Your family might enjoy the Disney Resort at Hilton Head. These comfortable cabins are nestled in the secluded Shelter Cove Harbour area. True to the Disney brand, you'll find this kid-friendly hotel in Hilton Head offers many things to do on with kids, such as campfires, magic shows, arts and crafts and a kid-themed pool area. Just down the road, at the white sandy beaches of Folly Field Park, you could spend hours gazing at the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. Beach amenities include outdoor showers and large indoor bathrooms.
There are also attractions for kids at Hilton Head's Folly Field Park, such as a charming boardwalk and seasonal beach rentals. Those who think the island is all sand and marsh are in for a pleasant surprise at the Sea Forest Pines Preserve. Various hiking and nature trails crisscross the 600-acre preserve. Indians were the first settlers, around 2,000 B.C. One of the more unique Hilton Head tourist attractions, this park includes the Indian Shell Ring (the remains of a 4,000-year-old Indian village), colorful wildflower fields and the Vanishing Swamp, where water rises and falls through the different seasons. You may want to end your visit at this Hilton Head attraction for kids with a picnic at scenic Fish Island. In a similar vein, the Coastal Discovery Museum includes a tree that dates back almost five hundred years. Year-round special programs help you experience all the island's beauty and variety.
Of course, "Hilton Head"means "good golf" for many people, but don't think you have to leave your children at the hotel. The island's family-friendly golf resorts are among the some of the many things you can do on your Hilton Head family vacation. Golf professionals understand the need to grow the game, and getting children involved is a great way to do just that. Many Hilton Head resorts have activities just for young golfers, such as on-course instruction, kid-sized clubs, family-friendly tees and child-savvy pros. Look for a golf resort that wants your entire family to enjoy themselves, because there are a lot of these places on the island. Some examples include the Harbor Town Golf Links. The only PGA tour stop on Hilton Head is also a world-class Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary; the famous 18th hole overlooks the picturesque Calibogue Sound. The Palmetto Dunes Resort, another favorite stop on many Hilton Head family vacations, is actually three full-size, professional-quality golf courses, and could be a setting for an enjoyable day with older kids. The recently-completed Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course was rated among the top ten courses in the Southeast by Golfweek magazine.
As a complete change of pace, or as a way to introduce kids to the great game, many Hilton Head family vacations include a stop at Pirates Island Cove for a fun-filled round or three of miniature golf. The well-shaded courses include activities that appeal to every kid in the family, young and old alike.
Whatever word you use to describe Hilton Head, you'll find plenty of attractions for kids while you're there. Start planning your South Carolina getaway today with help from MiniTime's vacation planning tool.