Hilton Head Tourist Information and Tourism

(Hilton Head, South Carolina - SC, USA)

Hilton Head is the biggest barrier island in the state of South Carolina (SC) and Hilton Head Island is 12 miles / 19 km long by 5 miles / 8 km wide. Full of golf courses and coastal resorts, Hilton Head Island contains a number of private community areas, often referred to as 'plantations'.

With wide, white sandy beaches, nature preserves and stunning views of the coastline, Hilton Head Island is the perfect tourist destination if you are looking for a relaxing break, offering recreational activities, including peaceful sunbathing, a range of water sports and plenty of golf.

Tourism has long been a significant part of life on Hilton Head Island and the many spectacular resorts and coastal locations are actively promoted. The main tourist information bureau is located at the entrance to Hilton Head Island, along the William Hilton Parkway. Maps of the island are available here, together with information about the islands tourist attractions, tennis courts, public golf courses and local communities. The visitors center also provides specific guides about golf, accommodation around Hilton Head and general tourism brochures.

Featuring a host of scenic golfing resorts, fine restaurants and popular hotels, accommodation in Hilton Head is concentrated around the coastline and beachfront, often with superb marina views. Many hotels are located on the south side of the island, with many reasonably priced hotels located inland, close to attractions and golf courses. More information about Hilton Head Hotels.

Hilton Head's top tourist attractions include Harbor Town Lighthouse - a famous red and white landmark on Hilton Head, containing historic exhibits; Audubon Newhall Preserve - covering over 50 acres / 20 hectares of forest, and including a wealth of flora and fauna; Hilton Head's Palmetto Dunes Plantation - featuring three championship golf courses, a tennis center and stunning beaches; and Sea Pines Forest Preserve - a simply vast wildlife sanctuary containing forests, lagoons and a wealth of recreational activities. More information about Hilton Head Tourist Attractions.

Some of the main art galleries and museums in Hilton Head include the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina - a popular arts center showcasing both performing and visual arts; and also the Coastal Discovery Museum - offering an insight into the rich heritage of Hilton Head, with historic information and guided tours. More information about Hilton Head Museums and Art Galleries.

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