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Hilton Head Island: All in the Family

With outdoor adventure, stellar restaurants, and plenty of Southern hospitality, Hilton Head Island offers something for all ages. G&G dispatched Charleston, South Carolina–based photographer (and mom) Gray Benko and her brood to explore the island and curate the ultimate family vacation.

Special thanks to partners Hilton Head Island and Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.

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With sugar sand beaches and an eleven-mile lagoon system for kayaking and canoeing, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort is the perfect launch pad for a stay on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

photo: Gray Benko

The playground at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.

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Hilton Head Island‘s family-friendly beaches.

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Fish and chips from The Sea Shack.

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The Sea Shack, a local hot spot in Hilton Head Island.

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Pirates of Hilton Head adventure where families set sail in search of treasure buried at sea.

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Life-size chess and checkers board at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.

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The Lucky Rooster, acclaimed chef Clayton Rollison’s four-year-old Southern-American bistro.

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Lawton Stables, where kids eight years old and older can climb on a horse for a nature-filled trail ride.

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A dock in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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Kite flying in front of the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.

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The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.

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Outside Hilton Head offers canoe and kayak rentals.

photo: Gray Benko