The southernmost section of the island is home to Hilton Head's buzzing social center.
Harbour Town on Calibogue Sound offers up souvenir shopping, dining on fresh seafood, and dancing to live music after dark. You may not have a yacht at the marina here, but that doesn't mean you can't channel your inner sailor — this is the place to explore the area's waterways. Rent a sailboat, kayak, or wave runner, hop on board a dolphin cruise, or see the area from the skies on a parasailing adventure.
But before you make waves, check out Hilton Head's signature landmark, the red-and-white Harbour Town Lighthouse, where learning about the island's maritime history is just as fun as climbing to the top for amazing views of the Sound.
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You're not the only one with spring fever! Alligator mating season starts in April. A cruise through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with H20 Sports provides perfect peeping as the males begin their complex courtship.
Hilton Head celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks around the island. But the best show is over Calibogue Sound, with perfect views from Harbour Town. Afterwards, grab a burger and some ice cream and listen to live music.
Be a detective for the day! Bring your bike to ride through Sea Pines Plantation, searching for clues in the Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. Find bags containing doodads that you'll assemble into a holiday-themed craft.
Explore Hilton Head's island-wide restaurant week with a prix fixe at Food Network star Robert Irvine's Eat!. His signature style: creative takes on American classics, including blackened snapper and grits, crispy duck wings, and shrimp corn dogs.