What’s Happening in Hilton Head this Spring?

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The days are getting longer, and before you know it, spring will be here! With the warmer weather and lasting sunshine, Hilton Head Island emerges as the place to be for those seeking an exciting spring getaway to the South Carolina coast. From festive parades to serene beach days and prestigious golf tournaments, Hilton Head offers an array of experiences that cater to every taste and interest. Whether you're seeking a family-friendly getaway or a cultural adventure, this coastal paradise has something special in store for you this spring. So, let’s check out what’s happening in Hilton Head this spring and start planning your family’s adventure! 

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations – A Tale of Two Cities

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Mark your calendars for a double dose of celebration this St. Patrick's Day. While Hilton Head hosts its own vibrant parade on March 17th, complete with floats and bands, it's also just an hour away from the historic city of Savannah, Georgia. This year, Savannah is set to mark a monumental milestone, celebrating 200 years of its St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16th, a day before Hilton Head's festivities. Known for hosting the second-largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the country, right behind New York City, Savannah's streets and beautiful squares transform into a sea of green, with people "tailgating" for the day in tents, enjoying food, drinks, community, and all things Irish!

In Savannah, the festivities are grand and steeped in tradition, with bands and marching groups from across the country parading through the streets, bagpipe players serenading visitors along River Street, and the iconic fountain in Forsyth Park gushing green.

If you find yourself in Hilton Head for St. Patrick's Day, seize the opportunity to celebrate in two of the most picturesque coastal towns in the country. With each city offering its own blend of tradition, fun, and community spirit, it’s sure to be a St. Patrick's Day celebration you’ll remember forever.

Spring Break – Family Fun in the Sun

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Spring break in Hilton Head is an idyllic escape for families looking to create lasting memories. Away from the hustle and bustle of other spring break destinations, in Hilton Head, the island's natural beauty comes to life, offering a perfect backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities. Spend your days lounging on the pristine beaches, building sandcastles, or exploring the island's numerous bike trails. The mild spring weather is perfect for a family adventure, whether it's a leisurely kayak trip through the calm waters of the marshes or a playful round of mini-golf.

Beyond the sun and sand, Hilton Head is home to a range of family-friendly attractions. From interactive museums to wildlife refuges, there's no shortage of ways to engage the curious minds of young explorers. Take the little ones to the Sandbox Children’s Museum, where they can experience the fun of hands-on learning. Get an adrenaline rush with an alligator and wildlife tour, or enjoy a magical day on the beach with horseback rides through Daufuskie Island’s maritime forests. With its welcoming atmosphere and abundance of natural and cultural treasures, Hilton Head is the ultimate family-friendly destination for a spring break filled with fun, discovery, and togetherness.

Heritage Golf Tournament – A Tradition of Excellence

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The RBC Heritage Golf Tournament, a cherished tradition since 1969, returns to Hilton Head from April 15-21, 2024. Held at the prestigious Harbour Town Golf Links, this tournament is not just a competition; it's a celebration of golf's rich history and the community's passion for the sport. Each year, the event draws more than 100,000 spectators and the world's top golfers, all converging on the island to witness a display of skill and sportsmanship against the backdrop of the brilliant Atlantic Ocean.

The Heritage Golf Tournament is more than just a sporting event; it's a cultural gathering that brings together golf enthusiasts, families, and visitors from around the globe. The tournament's origins are deeply rooted in the island's history, and its continued success is a testament to Hilton Head's love for the game. Whether you're a lifelong fan or new to the sport, the Heritage Golf Tournament offers an unparalleled experience, combining the thrill of competition with the beauty and hospitality of Hilton Head Island.

Elevated Accommodations in the Lowcountry

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Now that we’ve covered what’s happening in Hilton Head this spring, the only thing left to do is find your perfect vacation rental! Whether you’re here to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, enjoy a family-friendly spring break, or immerse yourself in the history of the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament, Hilton Head is ready to welcome you to a spring filled with wonder and excitement. Book your stay with Host+Home, and let us be your gateway to a season of adventure, relaxation, and cherished memories. Browse all our available vacation rentals and book your spring vacation directly with Host+Home today.