So. You’re the last-minute type, huh? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Spontaneity is the spice of life, and the world boasts quite a few spicy people. You may not have booked anything for this summer yet, but there is still plenty of time to plan a summer vacation in Hilton Head. Here you will find the best way to track down lodging and some ideas for what to do when you get there.

Where to Stay

You may prefer to rent a house or a villa for your vacation. Hilton Head has several communities such as Shipyard, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Plantation, Port Royal Plantation, and Palmetto Dunes to meet those needs. However, they book quickly, and you may find yourself booking one for next year. However, finding a room in a hotel or resort will yield more immediate results. And many of these accommodations are all-inclusive, giving you even less to worry about as you prepare for your vacation.

What to Do

Perhaps you chose to visit Hilton Head because you know there is plenty to keep you busy while you are there. Outdoor activity opportunities such as golf, tennis, and bike riding abound, as do water activities, like whale or dolphin watching, sailing, or kayaking. Don’t forget the museums! Take a day to visit Mitchelville or the Coastal Discovery Museum to get a good idea of your surroundings. But then, there’s nothing wrong with lying on the beach all day, either!

Where to Eat

Whether you realize it or not, you have selected a vacation destination with numerous eateries to give you an authentic taste of Southern Lowcountry foods. Try shrimp and grits, oysters, or even some delicious BBQ. You have options a-plenty in Hilton Head.


And don’t worry if you’ve forgotten anything once you’ve arrived. Just about anything you need can be bought or rented. When you plan a summer vacation in Hilton Head, give us a call and we’ll handle everything from bikes to beach equipment.