VacationPlay.com (c/o Hilton Head Hospitality, LLC) are proud members of the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce. As members, we participate in community affairs and leadership that help keep Hilton Head Island beautiful and ready for your next visit! Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is known as the most family-friendly destination in the world. Offering an assortment of outdoor excursions and also named as one of the top ten family beaches in the country, the Island is the perfect selection for a family vacation or getaway. Experience Hilton Head Island's infinite opportunities and make your Island vacation an unforgettable one.

Hilton Head Island may only be 12 miles by 5 miles wide, but you'll find everything you need for a perfect Island retreat. Get a little taste of everything with more than 250 Hilton Head restaurants. Play on one of the 24 Hilton Head Island golf courses that have been carved by golf's most preeminent architect. Why not spend a day journeying through over 200 stores and outlets, looking for that unique Island souvenir? Deciding where to turn in for the night should be the least of your worries. Hilton Head Island offers an array of accommodations suited to fit every traveler's lifestyle and budget. .


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Recent Chamber Announcements


TripAdvisor announced the results
Its annual travel trends survey, noting that roughly a third of Americans are planning to spend more on leisure travel this year than last. However, they will still be thrifty and cautious in their spending, according to Peter Yesawich of YPartnership. Forty-seven percent of travelers will consider a vacation rental property, up 8% over 2010, according to TripAdvisor. Hilton Head Island was just chosen by TripAdvisor as one of the nation's top 10 vacation rental spots in the nation. TripAdvisor sites host 40 million unique visitors each month and has 20 million members in 37 different countries.


Bon Appetit Hilton Head
An e-blast was sent to 300,000 Bon Appetit subscribers and the 2011 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival featured 2009 James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Mike Lata. The VCB partnered with Bon Appetit, a leading international culinary publication, with 1.7 million readers to promote the recent Wine & Food Fest and other culinary aspects of the destination.


Price is Right Viewership
The Price is Right, with 4.8 million viewers per episode, included Hilton Head Island as their Showcase Showdown travel getaway in January. Another Showcase Showdown travel getaway is set for April 2011.


Golf Week Hilton Head Island, SC
GolfWeek, with a circulation of 163,747, released its Best Courses You Can Play issue, which ranked Harbour Town Golf Links as the #2 course in South Carolina, followed closely by the May River Course at Palmetto Bluff as #4.


Conde Nast Traveler Hilton Head Island, SC
Conde Nast Traveler, with a circulation of 818,066, just announced its Top 20 Southern Golf Resort rankings as chosen by its readers: #4 for the Inn at Palmetto Bluff and #8 for the Inn at Harbour Town.


Ohio Traveler Hilton Head Island, SC
April Ohio Magazine and March Columbus Monthly magazine each featured Spring beach getaway stories regarding Hilton Head Island.


Forbes Travel Guide Hilton Head Island, SC
Forbes Travel Guide just released their 2011 four- and five- star award winners: top 4-star honors go to The Inn at Harbour Town for lodging and to the Inn at Palmetto Bluff for lodging and spa.


Sherman Travel Guide - Hilton Head, SC
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff was named one of the 10 most romantic destinations for 2011 by Sherman's Travel. The highly-touted, upscale magazine reaches an affluent audience of 200,000 and is widely syndicated in both print and broadcast.


Elle Magazine Hilton Head Island, SC
Elle.com and WomansDay.com, two leading national women's publications with combined circulation of 2.89 million, featured the Hilton Head Island and the Marriott in a recent sweepstakes promotion that garnered 1.5 million ad impressions and 276,488 web entries.As a result of the promotion, 11,711 potential visitors opted-in to the Hilton Head Insider database - one of the strongest campaigns to date.


Operation R & R, Relaxing in Hilton Head Island
Operation R&R - The Chamber applauds Grant Evans and the volunteers at Operation R&R, who were featured in a 2-minute national segment on FOX News on New Year's Eve. Operation R&R has donated more than 700 vacation weeks to returning soldiers and their families.


Gullah Island Heritage Makes the News
All things Gullah - the Boston Globe, recently published a sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War travel story that included Hilton Head Island Gullah highlights.


Sweet Tea Makes a Splash in Hilton Head Island, SC
Sweet Tea Getaways - For the second year, Hilton Head Island partnered in the first quarter 2011 with Amelia Island, Charleston, and Savannah in a sweepstakes offer in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and onAJC.com (circulation of 397,926.) The 2011 promotion entices potential visitors from the Atlanta area to vacation in the Lowcountry.


Lilly Pulitzer Hilton Head Island, SC
The VCB partnered with Lilly Pulitzer, a leading resort-wear retail brand, for a "Pack for Paradise" sweepstakes promotion in February and March. The promotion garnered 10,000 entries and Hilton Head Island information was e-blasted to over 90,000 loyal Lilly Pulitzer customers in top markets such as New York City, Atlanta and Boston.