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Kick off your summer by planning the ultimate Memorial Day Weekend on Hilton Head Island! After a busy year with the kids in school, running them around to practices and recitals, and staying on top of your work, it’s important to take a break. Spend some quality time with the people who matter most in one of the most beautiful destinations on the East Coast! Read on for some ideas on how to make your weekend special. If you’re planning a longer visit, request access to our 7-day itinerary for even more thoughtful suggestions. 

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6 of the Best Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend on Hilton Head Island 

Celebrate with the locals, spend some quiet time on the ocean, and grab a bite to eat at one of the island’s top restaurants. There are so many amazing things to do with your family on Hilton Head Island! 

1. Attend a Local Event on the Island 

Locals and visitors alike gather to celebrate in some of the best annual events and festivals of the season! If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do during your Memorial Day Weekend, then you don’t want to miss out on these events: 

Shelter Cove Harbour Art Festival

If you have never attended an event at Shelter Cove, then you’re missing out on some serious fun. Peruse an impressive array of pottery, glasswork, wood, jewelry, photography, and more at the Shelter Cove Harbour Art Festival. In addition to featured artworks, the festival will also include some tasty casual dining opportunities and lots of live music for entertainment. 

Memorial Day Freedom 5K

Honor those who served in the armed forces with a fun, family-friendly event: The Memorial Day Freedom 5K. The race takes place on Memorial Day on a new course at the Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island. There is even a chance to win a costume contest if you happen to have the most patriotic outfit! 

A portion of race proceeds and all donations will go to the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes. 

2. Spend the Day on the Beach with the Family 

Make sure to find time to do what you came here to do! The ocean waves are roaring up the shore, calling you in for some fun in the sunshine. Sunbathe on the sandy shores or jump in for a refreshing swim in the saltwater. Some of our

favorite local beaches include: 

Travel Tip: Many of our properties reside within one of these great beach communities. That means you’ll have access to all of their outstanding community amenities, such as beach trolley access and more! 

3. Eat at Some of the Best Local Restaurants

Whether you’re in the mood to dine in or order take-out, you’re in luck. Hilton Head is home to some of the

best food in the Lowcountry! Treat yourself to succulent seafood dishes, tasty home cooking, and family favorites. We recommend that you check out a few of these establishments while you’re staying on the island: 

  • Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe 

  • Bluffton Barbecue 

  • Ruby Lee’s South 

  • Skull Creek Boathouse

  • Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks

  • & so much more!

Travel Tip: We even know of a few dog-friendly restaurants where you can dine outside with your four-legged companions! 

4. Seek out an Adventure Outdoors 

Summer is one of the best times to visit Hilton Head because of all the opportunities for outdoor adventures! Whether you’re in the mood to get out on the water or stay on land for a long hike, we’ve got you covered. Embark on an exciting adventure that will create lasting memories for you and your family for years to come! 

Travel Tip: When you stay with Beach Properties, you will have access to our Island Discount Card! As the name suggests, we teamed up with local businesses to offer our guests discounts at some of the best restaurants, outfitters, and other companies. 

5. Find a Family-Friendly Activity Everyone Will Love 

Spend quality time with your kids this Memorial Day weekend. Hilton Head is a family-friendly paradise, full to the brim with

activities that the whole family will enjoy! Whether you’re looking for more fun outdoors or want some rainy day indoor activities in your back pocket, we’re happy to point you in the right direction! 

  • Visit Lawton Stables for the petting zoo or a pony ride

  • Embark on an Aerial Adventure

  • Search for hidden treasure with Pirates of Hilton Head 

  • Peruse exhibits at The Sandbox Children’s Museum 

  • & more! 

6. Return to Your Beach Properties Vacation Rental for Even More Fun 

What better way to spend your Memorial Day Weekend on Hilton Head Island than staying in a beautiful Beach Properties vacation home? Our properties set the scene for your family getaway. Choose from an impressive selection of rentals that boast unique features such as

private pools and elevator access. We even have dozens of pet-friendly properties for those who plan to travel with their furry family members this summer! 

Imagine yourselves gathered around the kitchen, sharing a delicious meal in the evenings. Spend the afternoon by the pool, soaking up some sunshine and playing games together on a private patio. There are so many opportunities to connect with your loved ones in our homes! 

Browse our selection of properties and book your stay today! 

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