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Hilton Head - Family Fun
Unless you’re planning on heading out incredibly early, it’s always recommended to get breakfast first. The last thing you want to deal with are hungry kids fighting over the last pack of crackers stuffed in the seat cushion.
Once everyone is fed and happy, hop on Highway 17 to head into South Carolina. There are several ways to get to Hilton Head, you’ll see plenty of signs along the way, or of course you can always get written directions before leaving.
If you’ve got younger kids you’ll definitely want to check out The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum. Ideal for kids under 10, this museum will have them exploring, learning and playing all at once! With everything from a rock climbing wall to an interactive sandcastle, your kids are sure to have a ball at this museum!
If your kids are a little bit older than The Sandbox crowd try The Coastal Discovery Museum. This museum offers numerous different tours and cruises where you can learn all about the history and eco-system of the island. Some of their special exhibits feature live animals as well. Get up close and personal with dolphins, alligators and more! It’s a great place for the whole family to have fun and maybe even learn a little something.
Less than four miles west of the Coastal Museum you’ll find Adventure Cove Family Fun Center. Here your family can enjoy two different adventure golf courses and the largest arcade on the island!
For lunch head just a couple miles south and try out Market Street Café. A local favorite, this café has an eclectic blend of American and Mediterranean cuisine. It also puts you very close, less than 2 miles, from one of the public beach access points. Alder Lane Beach Access puts you right on the Atlantic Ocean. Your family can spend the afternoon playing in the surf, building sand castles and enjoying the great ocean view.
After all your beach fun, it’s time for some dinner. Head a little ways south to the Salty Dog Café where you can enjoy everything from seafood to salads and sandwiches in a great atmosphere. At night this place is always buzzing with family-friendly entertainment; from live music to Cappy the Clown. Tell the kids to be on the lookout for Jake III as well. The great-grandson of the original Salty Dog, he wanders the docks looking for new friends and maybe a couple scraps.
Just a short 45 minute drive and you’re back in Savannah where you can relax and rest before your next big adventure.