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How to Have the Best Birthday Ever on Hilton Head Island!

By Hilton Head Insider

Perhaps you’re celebrating a major birthday milestone, or maybe you’re planning a party for a special little someone’s big day. No matter how old (or young!) the guest of honor might be, birthdays are the perfect reason to celebrate! And there’s no better place for birthday fun than Hilton Head Island.

From blowout birthday bashes with friends and family to quiet, intimate gatherings, our legendary hospitality, picture-perfect venues, delectable dining, and stunning natural beauty make Hilton Head Island the ideal spot to usher in a brand-new year in style. Get ready to have the best birthday ever!


From celebratory lunches to getaways with the whole gang, a visit to Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort is a birthday wish come true! Known for its casual yet refined vibe and award-winning guest service, the Omni can accommodate groups of all sizes and celebrations of all types. Book a table at HH Prime and feast on mouth-watering steaks and seafood (with a slice of birthday cake to top it off, of course!) or enjoy the warm sun and refreshing ocean breeze over a casual birthday lunch at The Buoy Bar.

Make it a pool party–with a family-friendly pool area featuring a kids’ splash zone, plus an adults-only pool for guests 18 and up, there’s fun for everyone on the menu. If you prefer to indulge in luxe experiences on your birthday (who doesn’t?) book a treatment at the Ocean Tides Spa to revitalize body and spirit. (Pssst–a spa gift certificate makes the perfect birthday gift for someone you love!)


For smaller children, take the celebration outside with a kids’ party on the beach or at one of Hilton Head Island’s parks and playgrounds. Kids can run around and burn off their extra energy, and parents can take advantage of all the great outdoor photo ops! Pack a cooler with sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, or skip the cake altogether and head to Hilton Head Ice Cream, Inc. instead. Kids of all ages will love the fun retro décor and the selection of delicious flavors. Or pre order some great treats from Marmalade Home Baking, where their selection of custom-made treats will satisfy any sweet tooth!

surf kids

Older kids will love spending the day at ZipLine Hilton Head with their friends! With birthday party packages for up to 10 kids, ZipLine Hilton Head takes all the guesswork out of party planning–just book, show up, and have fun! Kids age five and up can fly, swing, climb, and zoom into a new year. Fuel up with a birthday meal next door at the Up the Creek Bar & Grill.

Prefer to party inside? The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum hosts children’s birthday parties for up to 12 guests. With 11 interactive, hands-on exhibits, plus special programs offered throughout the year, The Sandbox is the perfect place for kids to play freely, get creative, and explore their world.


Smooth jazz, gourmet dining–for the hippest happy birthday in Lowcountry, The Jazz Corner is the place to be! Grab your friends, snag a table, and toast your birthday in style with a martini or two. Head to The Rooftop Bar at Poseidon for their nightly happy hour, then stick around for live music (upgrade to the VIP area for the ultimate birthday experience!) Or, skip dinner and go straight to dessert first at The Cottage in Bluffton, with its extensive menu of cakes, tarts, cheesecakes, pies, and more. Calories don’t count on your birthday!

the cottage

If an active birthday is your style, there are lots of ways to get moving with your friends on Hilton Head Island. Get your crew together and head out for a bike adventure, spend the afternoon kayaking, play a round of golf–it’s your special day, so you get to choose the activity!

There’s nothing nicer than a day of pampering, and your birthday is the perfect excuse to indulge. Book a treatment or a package at one of Hilton Head Island’s luxurious spas and let your worries and cares melt away. Many spas offer special packages for groups, so call ahead and see what’s possible if you’d like to bring some friends. You’ve earned it!


Come for the day, for the weekend, or more! No matter how you choose to celebrate, Hilton Head Island is the perfect destination for the happiest birthdays. Request a copy of our vacation planner for more ideas, sign up to become a Hilton Head Island Insider, or take a peek at our current offers. We can’t wait to celebrate with you the next time you visit Hilton Head Island.

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