Believe it or not, going to the beach day after day can actually get a little boring for some people. Luckily, Hilton Head has plenty of options for those who would like to make sure they stimulate their minds while visiting the island. Just as an example, try experiencing some of the museums on Hilton Head! The good news is, there is something for just about anyone’s taste.

The Coastal Discovery Museum

One stop no one should miss, whether you like museums or not, is the Coastal Discovery Museum. While this location is often host to many seasonal events on the island, there is an abundance of activity even when not on show. It’s a great place to go to get to know the ecosystem of the Lowcountry, including the flora, the fauna, and the waters. You can take time exploring nature on a self-guided tour, or take a pottery class to bring out your cultural side. You can find an activity for just about any aspect of Hilton Head life at this Smithsonian Affiliated museum.

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

For those interested in exploring a high culture nightlife, you won’t want to leave without a visit to the Arts Center. This is the home to many professional performances and visual arts presentations, as well as the site for many other cultural festivals on the island. Visit their website in advance to see what shows, special performances, benefit events, or exhibitions you might be able to catch while you are in town.

The Sandbox

This is one for the kids, and their vacation won’t be complete without a visit to one of the Sandbox’s two locations.  More than just playing in the sand, this interactive and educational playground is great for younger children excited to use hands-on props in many make-believe rooms. They can explore ships, planes, construction areas, or even a kitchen. It will be hours before you ever hear the words, “I’m bored.”


There is more to a beach vacation than the beauty of the sand and ocean. Get to know what the island is really like – from the environmental to the cultural. You’re bound to enjoy your stay, even more, when biking around to the museums on Hilton Head. Give us a call today to reserve a bike for your trip!