Hilton Head, SC is perfect for romantic getaways! Boasting 12 miles of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the nation. To help you make the most of your next couple’s escape, we have put together a guide to six incredibly romantic things to do in Hilton Head.
1. Visit Daufuskie Island
Daufuskie Island is one of the most unique destinations in the South. Located in between Hilton Head and Savannah, GA, this gorgeous island is only accessible via ferry or water taxi. Visitors to Daufuskie Island will find a community that feels like a world unto itself. Largely untouched by the surrounding area, Daufuskie Island offers unparalleled natural beauty and a rich culture.
Many of the island’s residents are the descendants of African Americans who gained their freedom during the Civil War, and Daufuskie’s Gullah heritage remains strong. The island is home to a number of superb art galleries that showcase the work of local artisans. Our tour guide Linda Vingelen offers fantastic tours of Daufuskie Island and other popular stops near Hilton Head.
2. Go Wine Tasting
Wine tasting is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon during your couple’s retreat! The Island Winery in Hilton Head hosts daily tastings where visitors can sample some superb vintages. There is a $5 tasting fee, but this money is refunded if you decide to purchase some wine. In addition to tastings, the Island Winery also offers wine by the glass and tasty cheese platters.
3. Take a Sunset Cruise
Taking a sunset cruise is another one of the most romantic things to do in Hilton Head. Vagabond Cruise offers a popular Sunset Dinner Cruise, where guests can enjoy a traditional Low Country meal while they take in majestic ocean views. Another great trip offered by Vagabond Cruise is their Stars & Stripes Sunset Sail, which includes two hours of fun on a lovely sailboat.
4. Enjoy Great Music at The Jazz Corner
Music lovers will definitely want to visit The Jazz Corner during their vacation! This amazing nightclub and restaurant was named one of the top “100 Great Jazz Rooms” in the world by DOWNBEAT Magazine. Couples will find a romantic atmosphere with low lighting, candles, and mouthwatering food. Be sure to make reservations as early as possible because The Jazz Corner is always a hopping place.
5. Dine at The Studio
No romantic getaway is complete without dinner at The Studio. Featuring an onsite art gallery, live music, and a charming ambiance, The Studio is unlike any other restaurant in Hilton Head. Guests will enjoy gourmet dishes that cater to a variety of tastes and dietary restrictions, including many vegan and vegetarian options. Popular menu items at The Studio include the paella, wild boar, lamb chops, crab cakes, and banana bread pudding.
6. Relax at Your Vacation Rental
While couples will find plenty of romantic things to do in Hilton Head when they are out on the town, sometimes the best part of your vacation is spent right at your home away from home. Hilton Head Properties Realty & Rentals offers beautiful vacation homes that come equipped with your choice of amazing amenities, including private pools, luxurious bedrooms, and scenic outdoor living spaces. To start planning your getaway, browse our complete selection of vacation rentals in Hilton Head!