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There is nothing more important in life than family. Seeing cousins, aunts, and uncles, and grandparents is always special, and Hilton Head is the perfect place for a family reunion. From golfing on a championship golf course to fishing on a lazy lagoon, there are a million things to do on and off the island.

Busy convincing the grandparents to visit? We can help you save time on finding the island’s top group activities for everyone in your clan. If you’d like to simplify your planning even further, remember to request a copy of our free 7-Day Hilton Head Itinerary. You’ll find top recommendations on restaurants, cruises, kids’ activities, and more!

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The Best Group Activities for the Perfect Hilton Head Island Family Reunion

Take the Entire Family Golfing Without Ever Leaving the Island

Golf is a national past-time, and the Lowcountry is known for having some of the best golf courses in the country. The Hilton Head/Bluffton area is home to over 40 golf courses that can accommodate a variety of skill levels.

Harbour Town Golf Links

For the hardcore golf enthusiasts in the family, Harbour Town Golf Links is a challenging PGA Tour level course designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. Consistently ranked as one of the best in the U.S., this is a must-play course for true golf aficionados. If your family prefers spectating to playing, join 130,000 spectators at the annual RBC Heritage Tournament.

Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III

A complete overhaul of Hilton Head’s first golf course, the Atlantic Dunes is the ideal place for the entire family to escape and play golf. The newly renovated course features seaside grasses, coquina shells, thousands of indigenous plants, and has beautiful real estate next to the Atlantic Ocean.

Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

Golf is fun for some, but mini golf is fun for all. Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf has two golf courses located on Hilton Head Island. Great for kids and adults, Pirate’s Island is perfect for families or large groups looking to spend a fun, stress-free afternoon.

2 Best Beaches for the Family (and the Dog)

Hilton Head is home to several beaches and happens to be pretty dog-friendly! If you’re looking to bring your dog(s) on vacation with the family, here are a few of our favorite destinations for the whole family, four-legged friends included. Before you bring your furry friend, make sure to read the Hilton Head Island dog beach policies.

Burkes Beach

Next to a fenced-in dog park, Burkes Beach is the most dog-friendly beach on the island. Parking is available at Chaplin Community Park and street parking next to Burkes is strongly discouraged. A beautiful public beach, Burkes is popular with tourists and locals so make sure to grab a spot early if you are looking to stay all day.

Hilton Head Island Beach

Just north of Burkes Beach, Hilton Head Island Beach is the main stretch of shoreline on the island. Surrounded by several restaurants, Driessen Beach Park, and full of amenities such as outdoor showers, HHI Beach is the ideal family destination.

2 Fishing Adventures the Whole Family Will Love

Before you embark on your grand fishing adventure, you need to make sure everyone 16 and over in your party has a South Carolina fishing license. If you are looking to use a charter, ask ahead of time because they may provide you with one, but if you are on your own you can purchase one online ahead of time.

Bulldog Fishing Charters

Looking for an experienced captain to take you fishing? Captain Christiaan of Bulldog Fishing Charters is your man. A seasoned fisherman, Captain Christiaan Pollitzer can accommodate six guests on the Bulldog with a bathroom onboard. If you make a big catch, you can take your prize to Skull Creek Boathouse who will turn your fish into the perfect dinner.

Palmetto Dune Lagoon

Prefer staying onshore? A trip to Palmetto Dune Lagoon should be in your future. Located at the Palmetto Dunes community, the Lagoon is an extension of the Hilton Head Lagoon system home to turtles, alligators, and over 40 species of birds! Hilton Head Outfitters offers surf and light tackle rod rentals by the day or week so you can catch trout, redfish, cobia, or king mackerel.

Best Shopping Destinations We Want You to Visit on Hilton Head

It would be a shame to travel to Hilton Head without shopping at one of our unique shopping attractions. Whether you are looking for something fancy and niche or something more souvenir-like, Hilton Head has everything you could want.

 Harbour Town

You will know you are in Harbour Town when you see the famous red and white-striped lighthouse! Harbour Town features boutiques, galleries, and gift shops while surrounded by dazzling water views.

Coligny Plaza Shopping Center

Coligny Plaza features over 50 stores and restaurants within a stone's throw of the beautiful Coligny Park. Spending over 65 years on Hilton Head, Coligny Plaza Shopping Center has a little bit of everything for everyone in your family.

Festivals and Attractions for Everyone in the Family

Family reunions are an event, but why not take the family to a bigger one? Classic cars to Southern Barbecue, Hilton Head Island always has an event or festival worth traveling for.

Concours d’Elegance

The Concours d’Elegance marries iconic international automotive with high flying aviation events in an annual festival. Cars and planes are showcased throughout the weekend while they compete for Best in Show.

Rock N Ribs

Quintessential Southern Rock & Roll combined with world-class barbecue, Rock N Ribs is an annual event for the whole family. Hosted at Coligny Plaza, Rock N Ribs is a celebration of all things Southern. At this weekend festival, you can expect a great concert, a lot to drink, and a wide selection of barbecue to choose from.  

Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival

The historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival is a week-long annual event 10-minutes away from Hilton Head. In a town already known for its quirky charm and natural attractions, the Bluffton festival has something for everyone. Have a love of boats? Enjoy the Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade or take a skiff cruise on the May River. Like buying artwork? The art festival has a gallery of art to bring back home.  

Reunite in Peace with the Entire Family in a Beach Properties Vacation Rental

Planning a family reunion can be stressful, so let Beach Properties put your mind at ease when finding the perfect Hilton Head Island vacation rental. If you are looking to have the entire family under one roof we have an unmatched selection of gorgeous vacation rental homes complete with upscale amenities, fully-equipped kitchens, and private pools.

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