Golfing, fishing, boating, hitting the tennis courts—every Hilton Head resident and visitor has their summer favorites. And we’ll be the first to tell you that there’s nothing better than doing what you love. At the same time, there’s something to be said for changing up your routine. From early morning exploration to late-night escapades, there are always plenty of exciting new activities to enjoy here on Hilton Head.
For the more adventurous among us, here are five unique things to do on the island this summer…
1) Turtle Trot 5K
Palmetto Dunes is one of our favorite communities on Hilton Head, and the Turtle Trot 5K is an incredibly fun way to explore it! This summer race series is the perfect excuse to take a run (or walk) through some of the most beautiful terrain on the island. There are two different courses to try. One is a beach route, and the other is a road route designed for high tide. Whichever option you choose, you’ll enjoy gorgeous views of the water, local plant life, and some of the very best scenery that Hilton Head has to offer. The series takes place every Wednesday morning until August 21st, and participants meet at the Dunes House (14 Dunes House Ln). You can sign up here.
2) Weekends at the Jazz Corner
We absolutely love the Jazz Corner, and we think you will, too. For 20 years, this beloved local restaurant and venue has been serving up perfectly-prepared meat, fish, and seafood dishes—along with some of the best music in the Low Country. The cozy-yet-sophisticated space was also voted one of the top 100 jazz rooms in the world by Downbeat Magazine, so music lovers can rest assured that it’s the real deal. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a sultry Saturday night this summer, the Jazz Corner is one of the very best places to do it! You’ll find this gem at 1000 William Hilton Parkway.
3) Lauren Terrett’s Art Exhibition
The Society of Bluffton Artists (or SOBA) plays host to an elegant gallery that exhibits a wide range of exciting works. Until August 4th, you can visit this local space to see art inspired by life in your own backyard. In her exhibition titled, “The Lowcountry is My Home,” Lauren Terret takes a closer look at what makes our little corner of the world so special. Take it from us: Terret’s bold, colourful paintings are worth checking out, whether you’re a proud local, a newcomer to the area, or a visitor who’s simply exploring the Hilton Head area this summer. You can find the SOBA Gallery at 6 Church Street in Bluffton.
4) A Day at the Beach
No, we’re not talking about heading down to the water for sand, sun, and swimming (though you’ll find plenty of gorgeous beachfront to enjoy all summer long on Hilton Head). In this case, we’re referring to a fascinating event at the Coastal Discovery Museum. On August 8th, bring kids who are 10 and older down to this unique educational space on the historic Honey Horn property. Together, you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about local habitat—and even create some beautiful art using your own beach treasures. The Coastal Discovery Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive here on the island.
5) Movie Night in the Park
Every Thursday this summer, movie lovers can get outside and enjoy some of the biggest blockbusters in recent decades. Once the sun goes down in Shelter Cove Community Park, check out a classic or a recent family favorite underneath Hilton Head’s beautiful stars. Features range from Jurassic Park to Top Gun to Frozen, so there’s a little bit of something for everybody. So grab a blanket, pick up some snacks, and head to the park to cap off a perfect day this summer!
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