A Mom’s Travel Testimony from her vacation at Hilton Head, SC
(And more ideas by parents among the comments below)
This past summer we took the kids to Hilton Head, South Carolina. It was the perfect family spot!
Where we stayed
Our kids (7, 3, and just turned 1) had a wonderful time. We stayed at the Hilton Beach Front Resort for 5 days. The hotel was very child-friendly. They offered large rooms, restaurants, and 2 pools. The pools especially came in handy at the end of a long day on the beach, or in the evening after dinner. Just steps away was the ocean.
Why Hilton Head is Great for Kids
The reason that this is an ideal spot for families, especially those with small kids and babies, is that the beach itself has hard-packed sand. It made it possible for my 1-year-old, who was just getting steady on his feet, to walk around without any trouble. The sand is so firm that they even rent bicycles to ride on the beach.
All three kids were able to enjoy themselves, despite having different interests. My oldest was mainly interested in being in the water, my middle had a great time building sandcastles, and the youngest just wanted to trot around the whole time.
The ocean itself was clean and clear of seaweed etc, so there weren’t any concerns of the kids getting “grossed out”.
And if you want to pause from the beach someday, there is the Sandbox museum, which is a great, intreactive place for kids of all ages. They even have a toddler area!
Renting bikes is another fun thing to do.
Then, of course, taking pictures outside the Harbor town lighthouse might be a must, although your kids might not be as impressed. :-)
We had a great family vacation at Hilton Head and we are already planning on going back there next summer!!
For a travel guide that also covers Hilton Head, check out Fodor’s InFocus guide.
And here is a video from Hilton Head, by another family. Start at around 5 minutes… :-)
Amy P (Indiana)
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