A beautiful island resort off the southern end of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island is just 20 miles north of Savannah, Georgia and 95 miles south of Charleston. After you explore miles of pristine beach, championship golf courses and our breathtaking scenery, venture out for a fun day trip from Hilton Head and discover beautiful destinations like Daufuskie Island and Bluffton, where you can enjoy shopping, dining, culture and the rich history and charm of the Low country.
Daufuskie Island - Boat or sail over to the tranquil paradise of Daufuskie Island just across the Calibogue Sound from the south end of Hilton Head. Daufuskie Island is a pristine oasis with wide sand beaches, warm Atlantic breezes, marinas, waterfront restaurants, championship golf courses, elegant homes. Daufuskie Island is the perfect getaway spot to enjoy nature tours, biking, kayaking, sailing, fishing and beach bumming. Broad Creek Marina and Freeport Marina offer cruises, boat charters and Dolphin Sail tours. Explore Daufuskie Island's historic district, beautiful isolated beaches, and unique art galleries. Visit http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/daufuskie-island/
Bluffton - Just across the bridge from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton is a charming and historic town on the South Carolina Coast. Stroll along the moss-shaded streets of Bluffton's downtown historic district to discover historic churches, antebellum homes and folksy shop in the cottage of Old Town. Located atop a scenic bluff along the May River, Bluffton boasts beautiful beaches, scenic waterways, golf courses, boat marinas, wonderful restaurants, and popular shopping centers, including the Tanger Outlets. Enjoy the vibrant Farmers Market of Bluffton and the Historic Bluffton Seafood Arts & Festival. Visit http://bluffton.org
Beaufort - Beaufort is one of only a handful of U.S. towns that has had its entire downtown designated an historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Filled with mansions built by the wealthy plantation owners before the Civil War, Beaufort was one of the only Southern towns chosen to be occupied by Union troops, rather than destroyed. More than 50 historic structures have been identified in Beaufort, including many lovely private homes that have been beautifully restored and are now available to view via professionally-guided walking, bus, or horse-drawn carriage tours. Special spring and fall events offer locals and visitors the opportunity to tour several private homes and gardens.
Savannah - Located 20 miles south of Hilton Head Island, Savannah is a charming and historic city on the Georgia coast. Voted one of the Top 10 Cities in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler, Savannah offers a myriad of unique activities, attractions, and sights - from the cobble-stone walk of River Street to the Savannah Theater District and Savannah College of Art & Design.
Hop on the Old Town Trolley Tours to discover the culture, art and dramatic architecture of Georgia's first city and the nation's largest national historic district. Just east of Savannah, Tybee Island offers five miles of pristine beaches, a historic lighthouse and a laid-back island scene. Visit http://savannahvisit.com/
Charleston - Named a Top Destination in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, Charleston, South Carolina is a charming coastal city beloved for its rich history, beautifully preserved architecture, magnificent 17th and 18th century plantations and gardens, and a celebrated restaurant and nightlife scene. Discover Charleston's famous golf courses, pristine beaches, historic forts, and monumental battleships.
Explore cultural attractions, including the South Carolina Aquarium, Gibbes Museum of Art, Magnolia Plantation, Old City Market, one of the nation's oldest public markets, and Historic Charleston Battery, a peaceful park with enormous oaks trees and views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. Enjoy sailing, kayaking, canoeing and schooner cruises on the beautoful Charleston Harbor. Visit http://www.charlestoncvb.com/