Golf, bicycling and dolphin-watching are the prime activities on Hilton Head.

Golf

Fancy hitting the fairways? Hilton Head boasts more than 24 golf courses and has been named one of the world's top 10 golf resorts by Golf Digest magazine. And if you add up the courses over the bridge, there are 40 within a half-hour's drive.

Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort is considered the island's most prestigious course.

Bicycling

For cyclists there are over 100 miles of bike trails along the island – more per mile than anywhere else in the country.

Many visitors arrange bikes in advance to be waiting for them at their hotel or beach rental. Hilton Head's beaches are hard-packed – perfect for a leisurely roll on two wheels.

Water Sports

The island is a natural dolphin habitat, with sightings on the water as common as sunsets. The outfitter Outside Hilton Head is a good option for kayaking or stand up paddling.