With plenty of things to do around Hilton Head SC, Captains Walk and Palmetto Dunes Resort, it can be a lot to take in.  I have made a list of some of our favorites things to do in Hilton Head.  This Captains Walk oceanfront condo sits in the heart of Hilton Head and Palmetto Dunes Resort which makes it easy to enjoy many of these things to do around the island of Hilton Head.

Around the resort you visit the private beach anytime.  Bring your own beach chairs, toys and towels.  The beach area has a lifeguard on duty during the day who not only look out for your safety but also rent umbrella beach chairs and some water gear.  

Bring your own fishing gear or rent from Hilton Head Outfitters on resort to fish the 11 mile lagoon or from the surf at the beach.  Standard Atlantic Ocean fish to be caught and in the lagoon you can find flounder, redfish and black drum to name a few.  Recommend braid line on the lagoon and you don't need a big fishing pole to land some strong fighting redfish.  At the beach a pompano rig for the ocean with a pyramid weight with 8 foot and up rod will land you some fun stuff.

3 championship golf courses on the resort and many more around the island will get your golf fix for the week.  26 Tennis and Pickleball courts with times that can be rented.  With all the bike trails around you can pretty much get anywhere on your bike.  Hilton Head fits active lifestyle and laid back beach approach too.  

Stop by the Dunes House, Alexanders, HH Prime or Big Jim's BBQ on Palmetto Dunes Resort for a bite to eat.  The General Store also has food and snacks.  Off resort some of our favorites include The Crazy Crab, Skull Creek Boathouse, A Lowcountry Backyard, Frankie Bones, One Hot Mama's.

Visit Shelter Cove to see some live music or see some fireworks.  Have some other places of interest listed below for smaller to bigger kids to enjoy.  Miniature Golf, Pirate Experience, Dolphin Cruises, Charter Fishing on Lagoon or the Ocean, Playgrounds Indoor/Outdoor, Museum for Kids and many more.

Hilton Head Outfitters - Rentals for around 3,000 Bikes, Fishing Equipment, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Strollers, Kayaks & Canoes. https://www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com/

Fitness Center / Gym

Lava 24 Hour Fitness offering 2 locations to serve you inside Palmetto Dunes or right outside Palmetto Dunes.  Daily / Weekly / Monthly rates available and discounts apply if you tell them your owner referred you.  More information at http://lava24.com


Shelter Cove Towne Centre - Shopping / Dining - http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/

Shelter Cove - Shopping / Dining - http://www.welcometosheltercove.com/

Tanger Outlets - https://www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead

Fireworks / HarbourFest 

Shelter Cove - Shopping / Dining / Fireworks / Live Music - https://www.sheltercoveharbourfest.com/


Kroger, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Walmart, Publix and Sams Club to name a few.


A Lowcountry Backyard  http://www.hhbackyard.com/

Frankie Bones https://www.frankieboneshhi.com/

WiseGuys https://www.wiseguyshhi.com/

One Hot Mama's  https://www.onehotmamas.com/

Alexander's  https://www.alexandersrestaurant.com/

Lucky Rooster https://www.luckyroosterhhi.com/two-locations


The Crazy Crab https://thecrazycrab.com/

Skull Creek Boathouse https://www.skullcreekboathouse.com/

Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks https://www.hudsonsonthedocks.com/

Poseidon https://www.poseidonhhi.com/


San Miguels http://www.sanmiguels.com/


Giuseppi's https://www.giuseppispizza.com/

Papa Johns https://locations.papajohns.com/united-states/sc/29928-3220/hilton-head/24-palmetto-bay-road

Golf at Palmetto Dunes

3 Championship Courses: 

Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course - Golfweek 2018 Best Courses You Can Play, 2003 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year

Arthur Hills Course - South Carolina Golf Course of the Year 2009

George Fazio -South Carolina Golf Course of the Year 2014 


33 courses exist on the island in total.  Including the RBC Heritage Tournament each year.

Miniature Golf

Legendary Golf - http://legendarygolfhhi.com/

Pirate Island - http://www.piratesislandgolf.com/hilton-head-sc-pirates-island

Adventure Cove - https://adventurecove.com/

Pirate Ship Experience

Experience for kids and families - https://www.piratesofhiltonhead.com/

Dolphin Tours

Many around the island - Dolphin Tours Link


Hilton Head Bike Trails - Bike Path Map Link

Palmetto Dunes Resort Map Interactive - https://www.palmettodunes.com/hilton-head-resort-map

Palmetto Dunes Resort Map Pdf Version - https://www.palmettodunes.com/download_file/view/907/276

Tennis & Pickleball

26 Courts located within Palmetto Dunes 

Ranked #1 in the Carolina's and Top 10 in the U.S.



Charters for the Palmetto Dunes 11 mile lagoon or Atlantic Ocean




Harbourfest - Seasonal fireworks, live entertainment and kids activities.


Other things to do

Movies - Northridge Cinema 10, Park Plaza Cinema, Coligny Theatre

Kids Museum / Play Center - 

The Sandbox indoor playcenter https://www.thesandbox.org/

Coastal Discovery Museum - https://www.coastaldiscovery.org/

Island Playground  (Indoor) - https://www.island-playground.com/

Public Parks / Playgrounds

Map for HH - Map Link

Shelter Cove Community Park - Park Link

Jarvis Creek Park - Park Link

All of these things and more to do at this Hilton Head Vacation Rental

Things To Do