If you’ve never been to Hilton Head before, you might be wondering what exactly to pack for your upcoming trip. Sure, you know that South Carolina is a southern coastal state, which means you’re likely to experience warmer than average temperatures. But what does that mean for your suitcase? And just how warm is “warmer than average?” Here’s a handy little guide to help you make your packing list for your trip to Hilton Head.

The Essentials

Every trip should include the basics. In case you forget, here are a few:

-First aid kit


-Electronics and chargers



 Summer Travel

The average temperature in July is close to 90ºF, which is perfect for swimming and lying around on the beach. But you should also be prepared for the heat and humidity when walking around town, too. Be sure to pack:

-Swimwear (including sandals and sunglasses)

-Cool clothing (light cotton, shorts)

-Sunscreen and insect repellant

-Comfortable active wear (for golfing, long walks, and bike rides)

-Nice clothing for a night out on the town

-Sandals and active shoes

Off-Season Travel

If you are vacationing in the winter, keep in mind that you might not need swimwear (depending on your accommodations). Barring any crazy, abnormal winter storm, you won’t see any snow, but you should still be prepared for cooler temps.

-Warm clothing (layers are a good idea for the mixed winter temps)

-Comfortable shoes for sightseeing

-Relaxing activities such as books, puzzles, or games

For the Kids

If you’re traveling with the kiddos, you know the importance of not forgetting the necessities!

-Diapers and wipes


-Bottles and cups



-Booster seat and bibs

-Baby food or formula/milk

When it comes down to it, you should make sure you have what you need to be comfortable during your Hilton Head vacation. And don’t panic—if you happen to forget something, chances are we have it here for you.