Outstanding accommodations, great restaurants, great shopping, a different golf course for every day of your visit, enough tennis partners (if you didn’t bring your own), hundreds of tennis courts, great sailing, fishing, and days of play on and in the water. Hilton Head Island has become a year-round vacation choice. More and more corporations, associations and groups are taking advantage of the wide variety of activities for families this time of year as well as other seasons. And while you’re here, ask about group rates and attractive off-season rates for your next visit. You’ll be impressed with the professional and helpful staff to help make your next meeting the best one yet.

You won’t see the golden arches usually seen silhouetted against the sky or dozens of neon signs flashing “Welcome”s when you drive onto the island? Not in this town!! Even the Red Roof Inn doesn’t have a bright red roof on Hilton Head! (Actually, they did get a variance for a more sublte shade of red.) Our business community conforms to very strict building codes & signage (very few neon lights) that protects the beauty and integrity of the original plan of development for the Island. And if you have been to Hilton Head Island before, you’ll be surprised to see all the development and new shops on Hwy 278 from Sun City coming toward Hilton Head. Exit 8 off I-95 has made it much easier to approach the island directly, and the milemarkers on Island as well as the Cross Island Expressway (toll) (around the island directly to the Sea Pines Circle) are very helpful as well. (Don’t speed. I say, DON’T SPEED. Unmarked cars will be waiting for you. We don’t like it either, but at least now you know.)

Hilton Head offers different opportunities each season of the year. There’s always a full calendar if you want to stay busy; or you may elect to lay back, relax and enjoy the tranquility our plantation environment provides. Just a few reasons to visit in even another season, Consider the following tournaments, events & seasonal pleasures

JAN/FEB 2013. Sunshine and “winter season rates”. A month long Gullah Celebration in Feb. Van der Meer Tennis Center hosts The International Tennis Symposium $25,000 Championships.

MARCH SpringFest 2013! A month long celebration featuring the largest outdoor Wine Festival on the East Coast. St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations on the island & Savannah,GA. The International Piano Competition. This event is always in early March and well worth your visit.

APRIL 2013 The Heritage of Golf. April 15-21, 2013. Tickets/details: 1.800.234.1107. Tickets are also available through The Chamber of Commerce. 843.785.3673. BRAVO! A Celebration of the Arts is in April and extends into May.

MAY/JUNE 2013 May is one of the most beautiful months Harbourfest begins in June. The 3rd Audubon Nature Festival & Rib Burnoff both in Shelter Cove Community Park. 4th Annual BRAVO: a month long celebration of the arts continues. Watersports activities are in full swing. Stingray Basketball Camp in June and July. A wonderful opportunity for your basketball star to upgrade his skills and become even more valuable to his team when he returns to school in the Fall.

JULY/AUGUST 20134th of July Celebrations! Water sports, beach fun, kayaking, sailing, warm ocean waters & wide beaches for you and your family to enjoy. Lots of families having a great time!!! National Championship Soccer Six Tournament. Summer is always a very busy time on the Island. Lots to do. You and your family will have a great vacation on our Island.

SEPT/OCT 2013 Sports Season!!Sports Season!! Tennis & golf tournaments, lots of water sports. Kayak Around the Island for Charity, Oktoberfest, Chili Cookoff, Halloween and so muc more. October is National Hispanic Heritage Month and the celebration continues.

NOV/DEC 2013 Concours d’Elegance is the first weekend in Nov. For more details, see our Friends and Partners page for a direct link for tickets. Christmas shopping on Hilton Head is the best! Enjoy the unhurried island atmosphere. Holiday parties, brilliant charity events, “Nutcracker”, Annual Festival of Trees, musical events, and many crafts & Christmas boutiques. Make reservations now for your next vacation.

See Where and When for the latest updates. See Kid’Stuff/Teen Tips for activities for your children and teens, See Nautical Notes for water sports (boating, sailing, waterskiing, jetskiis, etc) The waters surrounding Hilton Head are a mecca for all your favorite water activities

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