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Things to do in Hilton Head + The Coast

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Hilton Head + The Coast. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Hilton Head + The Coast attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Hilton Head + The Coast to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Hilton Head + The Coast.

  • Charleston Tea Plantation

    Tour the plantation, which grows the tea leaves used in Firefly sweet tea vodka, distilled down the road. More
  • Hammock Shop

    Check out the weavers at this Pawleys Island shop. More
  • Hilton Head Health Institute

  • Kiawah Island

  • Maureen “Mo” Smith

    Years as agent: 33. Specialties: Adventure, Spa, Hiking, Culinary. Consulting fee: From $100. More
  • Morris Island

    Just south of Charleston Harbor, tiny Morris Island is probably the last undeveloped spot on the South Carolina coast. The site of a Civil War batt... More
  • Original Hammock Shop

    Buy a classic rope hammock from this beloved shop. More
  • Pawleys Island Beach Service

    The best way to see this narrow barrier island, which is squeezed between a salt marsh and the Atlantic, is by bicycle. Rent one from Pawleys Islan... More
  • The Bar at the Ocean Room

    Mahogany-panalled refuge More
  • Wood Brothers

    A general store that will sell you a pouch of boiled peanuts (the unofficial state snack). More

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