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Fun in the Lowcountry

Fun in the Lowcountry

There are many reasons people flock to Hilton Head and the Lowcountry for vacations, and most of those reasons make it a pretty sweet place to call home too! A small town feel with a myriad of opportunites for fun, Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Okatie are still close enough to Savannah, Gerogia and Charelston for when you are hankering for city adventures.

Endless Water Activities

The Atlantic Ocean and countless tidal rivers and creeks create the perfect setting for every water sport you can imagine. It might be sitting in a beach chair for the day, or flying over the water in a hydra-foil, or exploring the creeks in your own boat, just about everything you can think of is here! Home to the South Carolina Yacht Club, there are award winning junior sailers here, along with the Hilton Head Crew team, competing at the high school level.

Check out our BOATING page for more information. We have two Freedom Boat Clubs, over 10 boat launches, and 10 marinas in our section of Beaufort County alone…

Boat days

Coastal Dining

Along with salt water adventures, our ocean proximity lends itself to some amazing seafood. If you’re looking for a spot to take in the sceenery, we have restaurants and bars beach front and creek side. Just want to grab something to cook up at home? We have plenty of markets known for their fresh local seafood, some caught just hours earlier. And of course we have much more than just seafood – there is something delicious around every corner here in the Lowcountry. Just take a look at our dedicated page to eating out: DINING.

Adult Tasting Experiences

Even though the Lowcountry may not be known for its brew pubs, wine, or spirits, that may be changing soon. With a beautiful lowcountry backdrop, there are many fun places to visit for an adult tasting experience and many have local live music! A truly unique experience is the Daufuskie Rum Company, located on Daufuskie Island, where they distill not only rum but also vodka, bourbon, and cooking vanilla!

Just a few to try!

Hilton Head Winery
Island Winery
The Carolina Tasting Room
Daufuskie Rum Company
Hilton Head Distillery
Burnt Church Distillery
Hilton Head Brewing Company
Lincoln & South Brewing Company
Lot 9 Brewing Co
Side Hustle Beer Company
Southern Barrel Brewing Co

More than Just Life on the Water

There are lots of fun things to do that have nothing to do with the coastline… There is Aerial Adventures, offering a ropes course, zip line and go-karts. A new addition for an adrenaline rush is K1 Speed, indoor kart racing!

Touring performance art productions love stopping at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Each year the caledar books up with favorite plays and musicals. Local talent is showcased at the Lean Ensemble Theater and the May River Theater. We also have Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, celebrating it’s 41 season in 2022.

Fun & Games

Our area is know for the plethora of challenging golf courses and world-class tennis facilities. Beyond that are quite a few additional activities for all ages and skill levels.

Pickelball courts are common in our area with a number of leagues and tournaments. Hilton Head has a long standing Rugby team, active soccer community, and beach volleyball teams, just to name a few. Adult and child recreational sports are year round here thanks to the mild seasons.

If you’re looking for something less active, there is a robust Bridge community, quilt guild, amateur music groups, and all types of artesan groups and classes. Bluffton has a budding art community with many galeries showcasing local talent.

A favorite community club in our area is OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, that offers many different courses in almost everything you could imagine, meet-ups, field trips and so on. Try their cooking classes, mindful meditation class, estate planning, hiking, kayaking, or tour the Bluffton police department!

Community involvement is a way of life in the lowcountry. We are not just a beach town, but are home to over 200 non-profit charities that always need helping volunteer hands. The Volunteers in Medicine Clinic which is now nationwide was started here, along with Second Helpings, and The Deep Well Project.

Harbour Town links

Festivals & Community

Every season is beautiful in our temperate climate which creates all kinds of opportunity to be outside enjoying some local happenings. The uniquenss of our area lends itself to some specatular outings. Free live musical performances are offered almost year-round in park settings. HHI Concourse d’Elegance & Motoring Festival shows off specatular automobiles. Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival highlights many of our local artists. A particular favorite is the Lantern Parade along South Forest Beach in November. Everyone is invited to create their own lantern leading up to the parade!

For a full list of seasonal events, please check out our FESTIVALS page.

lantern parade

History Buffs Welcome Here

The Hilton Head and Bluffton areas played a role in the shaping of the America. Many stories and places of historical importance can be found here dating back as far as the 1500s. One in particular is the Mitchelville Freedom Park – the first self-governed freedmen’s town in all of the United States. Many of the descendants of Mitchelville citizens still live on the island and share their rich Gullah/Gechee heritage. Visit our HISTORY page for detailed information. And be sure to check out Hilton Head Island’s History Leisure Trail!