28 Nov 2017
Looking for an escape from the harsh northern winters, or maybe you’re just looking for a mental break and need time to relax? Well, look no further! Hilton Head Island is the perfect destination for snowbirds. Choose one of our gorgeous properties to make your nest during the winter months and keep reading to find out all you need to know to make the most of your winter getaway.
The winter weather on Hilton Head is absolutely beautiful. The average temperature through January to March is about 60 degrees. This crisp climate combined with plentiful sunshine makes for ideal weather to stroll on the beach or take a bike ride, but be sure to pack appropriately with layers and light jackets.
In terms of things to do, post-holiday shopping is sure to promise awesome sales and discounts. Hilton Head is packed with local boutiques, thrift stores, and gift shops. Pop by the brand new Shelter Cove Towne Centre to check out some of our most popular shopping. You can even take a trip to the town over, Bluffton, and visit the Tanger 1 and 2 outlets to shop name brand stores, and the best part is, you wont have to navigate through the massive crowds of summertime and holiday shoppers.
If you’re looking for more unique activities, here are some great suggestions. Hilton Head is one of the top destinations in the world for playing golf. Between the Hilton Head and Bluffton areas, we boast over 40 courses for you to play. Many courses offer discounted specials during the off-season as well, so you’re likely to score some of the finest rounds at the best prices around! Additionally, you can get a winter workout in with a few games of tennis. Hilton Head is home to eight of the world’s top 100 tennis resorts and camps chosen by vacationers, and with fewer visitors on the island, you can play as much as you like!
And lastly, one of the best benefits of visiting in the winter is the access to dining anywhere you like with ease. In the summer months, wait times at restaurants can easily grow to exceed an hour or more. In the winter months, you’re likely to be able to dine wherever you like with less of a hassle, less of a wait, and less of a disturbance from large families that visit in the summer. Another bonus is that The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Restaurant Week is late January, with over 50 restaurants participating with outstanding deals on pre-fixed menu items. In addition to this great event, many restaurants also offer specials all month long with BOGO’s, specials, and food and beverage promotions. This is why Hilton Head locals love the month of January!
If you find yourself flocking to Hilton Head Island this winter, make sure to pack appropriately for fun outdoor activities, save up plenty of shopping money, and bring your appetite! Our island offers most of the great amenities and activities in the winter as it does in the summer for a fraction of the price and without the crowds, so what are you waiting for? Book your winter vacation today!