Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor & Convention Bureau

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Hotels23
Convention center13,471 sq. m
Guest Rooms3,814
Guest rooms at 1 hotel400 guest rooms
Special event venues15
Average room rate$197.00
Restaurants250
Daily food cost$80.00
Occupancy rate65%
Tax rate11%

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor & Convention Bureau

CVB

Memorable Meeting? Choose Hilton Head Island

Mix business with pleasure on the island ranked #1 for three years in a row by readers of Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler magazines and create an unforgettable meeting attendees will want to attend year after year. Dinner cruises, golf tournaments, oceanfront receptions, beachside conventions: there are dozens of creative and non-traditional meeting sites on Hilton Head Island to make your gathering unique. Or, explore large spaces and ballrooms for more conventional meeting arrangements that accommodate up to 2,000 attendees. With various accommodations and space options, Hilton Head Island offers a rare and ideal combination of natural beauty, personal attention, Southern charm and a variety of settings for meetings that build relationships, inspire creativity and rejuvenate the spirit. To round out your business or meeting schedule, hit the links on one of 33 area golf courses, stroll along 12 miles of pristine beaches, or bike your way to over 250 restaurants. With Uber and Lyft service available, plus access to rental cars and vans through various agencies, attendees can easily enjoy gathering together after a day of meetings. Two airports service Hilton Head Island and Bluffton and provide many nonstop flights from key business centers which makes getting to Hilton Head Island easier than ever. The Savannah/Hilton Head International airport is just a short 45 minute drive and hosts carriers such as: Allegiant, Air Canada, American, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Sun Country and United. Hilton Head Island Airport’s recently expanded jet service includes nonstop flights on American, Delta and United and is located just minutes from many of the Island’s accommodations properties. Contact our Hilton Head Island destination experts for help planning your meeting on Hilton Head Island today. Hosting your next meeting is our passion and we’re happy to help you create a meeting experience that will have attendees returning year after year.

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Getting Here

It’s easier than ever to get to America’s favorite island, whether you’re traveling by car or by plane. With two airports servicing flights to Hilton Head Island, and many airlines providing convenient non-stop flights from major cities in the U.S., traveling to Hilton Head Island is easier than ever. Airport shuttles, Uber, Lyft and airport taxi services provide convenient transportation to Hilton Head Island and Bluffton from both the Hilton Head Island Airport and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. And if you’re driving, Hilton Head Island is located a quick 30-minute drive from Interstate 95 (I-95).

Distance from airport

  • Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)

    70.81 km from city center

  • Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH)

    3.22 km from city center

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Local Attractions

Golf

Recreation
Golfers can find more than 33 world-class golf courses in the Lowcountry area, including on Hilton Head Island, in Bluffton and on Daufuskie Island. With PGA TOUR events, such as the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, hosted on the Island at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines, there are plenty of options if you prefer to be a spectator rather than a player. Tee off on championship courses designed by legendary course architects such as Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye, and Jack Nicklaus. Experienced and novice golfers alike are guaranteed a great time on the greens of Hilton Head Island golf courses.

Arts & Culture

Theater
If you’re a history buff, an art aficionado, or have a penchant for drama, you’ve come to the right place. With some of the finest art galleries in South Carolina, live music venues, and dance and theater productions happening year-round, Hilton Head Island’s arts and culture scene is second to none. Browse the Gullah museum or Heritage Library on Hilton Head and take a step back in time, discovering the Lowcountry’s fascinating history. Check out a play, a concert, or a performance at one of the numerous theaters on Hilton Head Island.

Beaches

Park
Play in the sand, frolic in the surf, walk along the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean and bask in more than 12 miles of some of the best beaches in the United States. From South Beach to Folly Field Beach, Forest Beach to Driessen Beach, and every beach in between, it’s no wonder Hilton Head Island has been recognized as one of the top 10 family beaches in the country.

Wellness

Recreation
From inspiring sunsets and spiritual retreats to exciting outdoor activities and courses, health and wellness on Hilton Head Island is inspired by our naturally beautiful surroundings. Go for a run along one of our pristine beaches or join in a beachfront boot camp. Play a game at one of the countless tennis courts and golf courses on the Island or try your hand at a different activity like pickleball. While most of our Hilton Head Island resorts feature health and wellness programs onsite, we also have many health clubs, yoga studios and gyms that offer a variety of exercise and wellness classes.

Guided Tours

Historical landmark
From charming historical walking tours of Bluffton’s historic district, exploration of Daufuskie Island's natural beauty, and immersion in Gullah culture tours, to Hilton Head dolphin and sea turtle tours, our extensive selection of tours showcase everything we have to offer, including nature walks, historical and cultural tours and ecological ocean adventures.

Water Activities

Recreation
With some of the warmest waters on the Eastern Seaboard, nearly every day is a beach day on Hilton Head Island! There are plenty of ways to make a splash: set sail on a fishing charter or hop aboard a dolphin-watching cruise, grab a paddle and head out on a kayak or paddleboard adventure. Or, try surfing, sailing or water skiing. Whether you prefer to be in the water, or on it, there’s a Hilton Head Island water activity for everyone.

Bicycle Adventures

Recreation
Rated as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the American League of Bicyclists, Hilton Head Island is the ideal place to spin your wheels. The island features more than 60 miles of multi-use trails connecting you to everywhere you want to go, including our beautiful beaches. And if you’re looking to ride with a group, we have local biking clubs that coordinate weekly rides for bikers of all levels. With nearly 30 bicycle rental shops offering approximately 15,000 bicycles for rent—in addition to visitors who bring personal bicycles with them on vacation—the wheels are always in motion on Hilton Head Island!

Dining

Business district
Feast on fresh seafood dockside at a casual restaurant or dine by candlelight at one of Hilton Head Island’s elegant establishments. Indulge in local Lowcountry favorites like oysters, gumbo, fried okra, and peach cobbler, or share a bucket of fresh, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp on the beach as the sun sets. With more than 250 restaurants on Hilton Head Island, plus bakeries, farmers’ markets, and gourmet shops, there’s something delicious to satisfy every palate.

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High season
Jun 1 – Aug 16
Shoulder season
Aug 17 – Nov 15
Apr 1 – May 31
Low season
Jan 1 – Mar 31
Nov 16 – Dec 31

Additional Information

Winner of the 2018 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice award and situated just 45 minutes north of Savannah and 1.5 hours south of Charleston,South Carolina, Hilton Head Island’s natural surroundings offer the perfect backdrop for meetings. With the guidance and knowledge of our seasoned meeting experts, will ensure that every detail of your event is executed smoothly from start to finish. With 150,000 square feet of meeting space, 3,000 hotel rooms, 6,000 villas and resort convention facilities, and more than $300 million in renovations, upgrades, and attractions, the numbers don’t lie: Hilton Head Island is the best place to host a South Carolina meeting, convention, or event. State-of-the-art resort convention facilities which include (smaller facilities also available): - Beach House Resort Hilton Head Island - Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort - Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa - Montage Palmetto Bluff - Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort - Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island - The Sea Pines Resort - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa Major Hilton Head Island Annual Events: - RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing PGA TOUR event - Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival - Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival - Hilton Head Island Oyster Festival - Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival - Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival View more events here: https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/events Activities perfect for groups to enjoy include: - Kayaking - Biking - Stand Up Paddleboarding - Ropes Courses - ZipLine - Team Building Outdoor Adventures - Group Tours - Culinary Experiences - Dinner Cruises And more!