Hilton Head Island family travel is a great way to make memories. I have been traveling to Hilton Head, SC since I was a little girl. The first time that we went we were all in a little of a shock. It is different from other beach destinations like Myrtle Beach or Daytona Beach (and that is a good thing). When you arrive you will notice it is upscale. It is all about relaxing and family time once you arrive.
The zoning and planning board strategically designed that and maintains that buildings must “blend in” to the island in terms of natural settings. I LOVE that! In fact it is part of the charm and one of the reasons why we go back year to year. Also, you will NOT find all the “hype” and activities that you will at other destinations.
Hilton Head Island Family Travel:
If you are looking for a relaxing family vacation or couples retreat then look no further than Hilton Head Island. You will not find go-carts, amusement rides or junky surf shops. What you will find is nice family dining choices, a couple of nice mini golf courses and the beach! What you will walk away with are memories that will last your family a lifetime.
There is also some AMAZING shopping! There is an awesome outlet mall and nice shops in Coligny Plaza. No trip is complete without a trip to visit the Salty Dog restaurant too!
There are NO high rise buildings or condos in the main area of Hilton Head Island. The beach is clean and nice and there is NO driving on the beach. Most of the low rise buildings are condos and there are lots of nice houses to rent. Many families cook their own meals. The grocery costs are much higher so I suggest packing and bring all of your non perishable items with you pending on the distance of your drive to save money.
In my opinion spending money on your accommodations is key. This is where you will spend the majority of your time. There are lots of great early bird dining specials available too! I had no problem eating gluten free when we went to Hilton Head. There is even a dedicated gluten free bakery now.
One of my favorite restaurants is Skillets Café and Grill (they even have gluten free bread). The highlight of our trip is spending time with family, relaxing and walks on the beach. If you are looking for these in a family vacation I would suggest Hilton Head Island, SC. It is a great destination for relaxing and unwinding with your family.
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post my parents took us on this family vacation.