Super Size Me: Hilton Head for Large Groups
The great thing about a place like Hilton Head is that there’s a little something for everyone. Sure not everyone’s going to feel like golf or tennis, but who can say no to a day on the beach or a trip down a zipline? No one, that’s who.
Because of this huge range of activities and attractions, the island is a great place for a multi-generational getaway or just a group vacation with a few dozen of your closest friends. But where to go with such a mob? Read on and find out some of the best spots for enjoying Hilton Head with large groups.
Marley’s Island Grille
One of the hardest decision a big group makes is where to eat. Some people will want seafood, some will want burgers, some will just want to make sure wherever they eat the drinks are tasty.
Marley’s hits that sweet spot with a one-two punch of flavors. Head into Marley’s Island Grille and you can sample seafood, chicken, steak and pasta creations that draw from a whole world of tropical flavors, from Polynesian to Caribbean. Or, head around the corner to Marley’s Shrimp & Burger “Shack” for street tacos, New England-style seafood wraps and, of course, burgers served up in a laid-back setting. Either way, those who are in it for the drinks are going to be well served with a mouth-watering array of frozen beverages.
Zipline Hilton Head and Aerial Adventure should probably already be on your radar for big group activities on Hilton Head, but if it’s not it should be. And if you really want to try something different on your next trip up onto the ropes course, why not try zipping from platform to platform at night?
Glowcountry Adventure is a two-hour challenge among the ropes course where specialty lighting and glow sticks help you navigate the darkened course while music keeps the challenge fun and exciting. Kids as young as 5 can try their hand at the green course with an adult escort, while the more adventurous zipliners can test their mettle on the double black diamond course.
Room for Everyone
One big drawback of traveling with a big group is that you’re going to need to find somewhere to put them all. But is it really a drawback? Or is it an opportunity to grab this vacation by the horns, skep the check-in desk and unpack your bags inside a massive private resort all your own? The island is filled with exquisitely palatial vacation rentals that offer plenty of space for the whole gang to come together.
A great example comes in the form of 52 North Forest Beach, available from Vacation Company, just a short walk from some of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Among the seven sprawling bedrooms in this marvelously updated getaway you’ll find plenty of places for everyone to lay their head, and the massive eat-in kitchen gives everyone a place to come together and break bread. And with a personal pool, cornhole setup, ping pong table and dart board there’s something for everyone to enjoy.