Don’t let the cold and dreary weather where you live get you down, come to Hilton Head, where the highs can get up to the mid-60s and the sun is always shining. There are many reasons to visit Hilton Head in January, so many that we’d never be able to fit them all here. But we did pick the best reasons for popping over to the island for a little winter getaway that should help get rid of your post-holiday blues.

Grab a Game of Golf

Hilton Head is a premier golf getaway with over 26 world-class courses designed by golf greats like Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. If golf is your game, you could make it your mission to play every public golf course Hilton Head has to offer. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to snag an invite to a couple of the private courses. Hey, a golfer can dream!

Shopping with Ease

When you’re here on the island during the off-season, you don’t have to contend with the same crowds that fill the shops and sidewalks during the summer. If your idea of physical activity is spending a full day walking from shop to shop and hefting heavy shopping bags, the winter months will be perfect for your spending adventures. Pick from hundreds of different brands in one place at Tanger Outlets or shop local small businesses at Harbour Town or Main Street Village.

No Waiting

Without the influx of tourists in the off-season, you won’t have a hassle picking one of the many award-winning spas here on the island and making an appointment. Similarly, you won’t have to deal with hour-long wait times for dinner seating. Some places that don’t take reservations in the summer will take them in the winter months, so you could forgo the wait altogether!

The Sunrises and Sunsets

There is something truly magical about catching a winter sunset off the coast of Hilton Head. The colder temperatures bring more vivid colors to the sky, while the Earth’s tilt in the winter months prolongs the view. Some of the best spots to catch a sunrise or sunset here in Hilton Head include any one of the many marinas or beaches. It’s also a well-known secret that you can see some of the best sunset views while enjoying dinner at the Old Oyster Factory.


Whatever your reason for visiting Hilton Head in January may be, we’re sure you’ll have a good time. Milder temperatures, fewer crowds, and beautiful views. What more could anyone ask for?!