For decades, couples have been heading to Hilton Head for a romantic escape, whether it’s a quick and thrilling weekend away, or a lengthy summer getaway full of leisurely days out on the beach. The lovely South Carolina coastal scenery creates the perfect atmosphere for a dreamy break from reality, with stunning sunrises over the Atlantic and acres of mysterious wetlands waiting to be explored. Staying on an island always creates an air of elegance and luxury, and when you stay on Hilton Head, you’ll find it’s no exception. With lots of outdoor recreation, 5-star restaurants, and upscale boutique shops, you’ll never run out of romantic things to do in Hilton Head with your loved one. If you’re thinking about taking your next Hilton Head romantic getaway, you’ll find much to keep you both entertained!

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Rent a Bike and Discover the Island at Your Own Pace

There’s nothing quite like taking a slow-paced day to explore the island by bike, and luckily Hilton Head boasts a well-traversed network of scenic bike trails that connect to plenty of the most scenic spots in town. You can download a map from the town’s official website or take a fun stop by city hall to pick up a printed copy. You can travel to popular locations like South Beach and Harbour Town, and even ride directly on the beach in some sections! It’s a great way to take a low-key day with your favorite person, soaking up an array of gorgeous sights, and finding something new at every turn.

Take the Ferry to Daufuskie Island

This lovely island offers a charming town to explore, and an expanse of well-preserved natural landscape. Accessible only by ferry or water taxi, the island offers a historical lighthouse, a museum dedicated to the island’s history, and art galleries featuring art from local artists. You can stop for a rum tasting and educational tour at the Daufuskie Island Rum Company, or book a horseback ride on the beach. Worth the short-day trip, this island will give you plenty to enjoy with your partner!

Embark on a Sunset Cruise

For the ultimate romantic occasion, consider booking a sunset cruise. You can take in the magnificence of the setting sun from a prime vantage point out on the Atlantic, admiring mother nature’s best show as the sky lights up in a fiery array of sunset hues. Guests to Hilton Head will find a variety of companies and cruise types, from full dinner cruises to lively happy hour jaunts out to sea. Vagabond is a popular company with plenty of options, as well as Viator, where you can find private sunset cruises for an extra romantic experience!

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Wander the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

Easily accessible from Hilton Head you’ll find the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. This beautiful preserve spans over four islands and thousands of acres, with the intent of protecting endangered habitats and animals. It’s open to the public, and offers visitors miles of hiking and biking trails, and the chance to see famed critters such as the American Alligator and White Ibis. Take an afternoon to walk the trails hand in hand with your loved one or practice your photography skills on the abundance of captivating wildlife. This location can be romantic anytime of the day, but really shines at sunrise and sunset, where you can take in the wetlands and make the most of the fantastic scenery. Follow it up with a happy hour wine tasting at one of the island’s many wine bars!

Romantic Properties for a Hilton Head Escape

From alluring 2-bedroom villas, to spacious homes with private pools, we have a selection of properties practically made for a romantic vacation. Our smaller properties don’t sacrifice on quality and amenities, featuring updated spaces, modern décor, and well-furnished rooms—it all depends on the property you book! Many of our villas enjoy access to community amenities such as pools, tennis courts, gas grills, and beach access reserved for your community—and outdoor spaces like balconies, some even with ocean views! Of course, if you feel like a splurge, you can always rent a bigger home with amenities like private decks and large outdoor spaces. But whichever you choose, you’ll likely find amenities like flat-screen TVs for cozying up for a movie night, fully equipped kitchens, and free Wi-Fi.

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Explore Romantic Things to Do in Hilton Head with Your Loved One

We’re proud to say we are one of the most quality rental companies in the business, forging communicative and trusting relationships with both our owners and renters. Beyond our amazing vacation rentals, we strive to deliver you quality service your entire journey, from assisting you with the pre-booking process to giving you suggestions for romantic things to do on the island. If you’re ready to treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic vacation to Hilton Head, give us a call and we’ll help you start planning your trip today!