Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, just a short jaunt away from Savannah, makes an ideal destination for a romantic weekend getaway. This quaint resort town is just big enough to offer a ton of things to do while maintaining a personal and intimate vibe. This makes Hilton Head a must when considering your next trip with your sweetheart. There is tons to see and do on Hilton Head Island such as visiting the Driftwood Beach, Dolphin Discovery, and many others. Plus there are plenty of indoor activities. If you’re a fan of marine life, this is the place for you because there are wonderful aquariums, including the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and Dolphin Research Center. 

Below, you’ll discover the top picks of things to do in this cute little town.

Where to Stay

Hilton Head offers many different options for places to stay. If you’re looking for something cozier, think about a condo. For those of you who might want to do a little cooking, consider a home overlooking the water with a full kitchen. You’ll find something to your liking on here

What to Do

This beautiful community has a ton to offer. Whether you’re looking for a romantic meal on the water, some hand-holding on the beach or a round of golf next to the ocean, this town has something for everyone. Let’s dive in.

Take a Dinner Cruise

There’s nothing quite like taking in the beauty of the sea while enjoying great food with your partner. These small, intimate excursions bring renowned chefs on board to prepare a delicious dinner. The cruise lasts anywhere from one and a half to three hours. While you enjoy the sights and await your meal, you’ll enjoy a glass of champagne or a tasty cocktail. Cruises depart from Hilton Head and are sure to be a memorable experience. Watch for dolphins while you dine, too. Check out this link for more details on pricing and availability. 

Favorite romantic activity: There are many different options for cruises, but we’d suggest something candlelit. Picture the sun setting as you sip champagne surrounded by nothing but candlelight and the ocean waves rocking you both gently. Get all the dates and details here.

Play in the Water

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Head out to any of the Hilton Head Island beaches for some romantic fun in the sun. You’ll find public access at a number of points, including Alder Lane Beach Access, Burkes Beach Access, and Islanders Beach Park. These areas have designated swimming spots. All beaches are equipped with restrooms and generally offer water sport equipment rentals. You might rent jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks, and more. Imagine venturing out onto the water, just the two of you. This beautiful city is named one of the top beach towns in the country. Check this post out to see what other towns made the list. 

Favorite romantic activity: There are a bunch of great beaches to choose from, but for enjoying some hand-holding time while the sunsets, we’d recommend you head to Fish Haul Beach Park. There are no frills here, just warm sand between your toes and the water. This beach is generally pretty quiet and makes it a great option for you and your sweetheart.

Play a Round of Golf

There are over 30 private and public golf courses on the island. It makes sense that Golf Digest has voted Hilton Head as the 10th best golf destination in the world! If you’re not an avid golfer, but would like to learn there are a ton of golf schools here, too. This picturesque island is also the host of the annual RBC Heritage tournament. The event is a lot of fun to watch and raises a ton of money for charity. 

Favorite romantic activity: Golfing right on the ocean is possible on Hilton Head Island. You’ve got to play a round at the Palmetto Dunes. Gorgeous views of the water, while you enjoy the perfectly manicured greens. And don’t worry about the heat. There’s plenty of cool, ocean breeze to cool you off.

Visit Daufuskie Island

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Hop aboard a ferry from Hilton Head and venture out to Daufuskie Island. It takes about an hour to reach the island. Once you get there, you can take a guided or a self-guided tour of the island. You’ll learn about the rich history of the island, and you’ll also get to experience a wide array of unique features of the area. If you’re not up to walking, you can even take a tour in a golf cart. Plan to spend some time at the beach while you’re there too, where you can relax in the sun or rent a paddleboard.

Favorite romantic activity: You’ve got to make sure you have dinner at The Old Daufuskie Crab Company at least once. While not the most traditionally romantic place on the neighboring island, it’s our favorite because it’s light and fun. Enjoy mouthwatering seafood right next to where it came from. Laugh, drink, and be merry at this, cute outdoor restaurant.

Take a Tandem Bike Ride

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Rent a tandem bicycle in Hilton Head and take a day bike trip. The island has been recently named to an exclusive list of 21 communities for its bicycle friendliness. You’ll have a number of pathways throughout the community from which to choose. Hilton Head is proud to offer bikers more than 50 miles of bike routes throughout the city. You can bike along the coast or further inland. With all this fun packed onto the island, it’s easy to see why Hilton Head is named one of the best vacations in the US!

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Plan Your Trip to Hilton Head Today

When you’re looking for a way to reconnect with your significant other, a romantic getaway to Hilton Head can be the perfect solution. You’ll be able to relax by the sea, play a round of golf, or head out on a romantic, candlelit dinner cruise. Hilton Head condo rentals or other vacation rentals promise a comfortable home base while you’re there too. Ready to start planning your romantic getaway to Hilton Head, South Carolina? Head over to VacationRenter to get started planning today!