Hilton Head has so much to offer, we are sure that you will find more to see and do than you'll have time for. But if one day your spirit of exploration makes itself known, we can happily suggest these historic and beautiful destinations for a day trip.
Daufuskie Island, SC - located across the Calibogue Sound. This small storybook island has been home to its few and fortunate residents for decades.
It's only accessible by boat and no vehicles are allowed on the island! Daufuskie boasts a rich Lowcountry history, beautiful private homes and legendary golf courses right off the coast of Hilton Head. Please contact Jasper County Chamber of Commerce at 843-726-8126 for more information and trip reservations.
Bluffton, SC - just beyond the bridge from Hilton Head Island to the mainland, this historic riverfront town is perched on high bluffs overlooking pristine May River and its famed oysters. The bluffs welcome breezes attracted planters and their families from surrounding plantations who found refreshing respite from summer heat. Today, Bluffton's historic district beckons with its charming blend of antique shops, art galleries, restaurants and cultural events. Call the Visitor & Convention Bureau at 843-785-3673.
Beaufort, SC - located less than an hour from Hilton Head, Beaufort is another historic hamlet-turned-city. A horse drawn carriage is recommended for touring this beautiful city's picturesque byways. Shady oaks and stately homes form a gateway to offshore islands.
Savannah, GA - located an hour southwest of Hilton Head, Savannah mixes history, high spirits and southern hospitality. The cobblestone River Street is an ideal place to browse a spectrum of small shops and dine beside the waterfront.Trolley and carriage tours are available around the city for appreciating the many textures of Old Savannah, which you can drive or sail to every morning from Harbour Town and returning in the evening. Please call Vagabond Cruises at 843-842-4155 for details and reservations.
Charleston, SC - Although Charleston is a two-hour drive, its celebrated mansions, harborscape and world-renowned restaurants make the trip worthwhile. Its skyline is defined by church steeples and a stunningly sculpted bridge to the barrier islands beyond. Designer shops and performing arts vie for your attention in this Top Five favorite city and host to Rainbow Row, The Citadel, Fort Sumter, Patriots Point Maritime Museum, the Spoleto Festival and much more.
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