From Hilton Head Island it's a breeze to take a day trip and experience the history of Savannah, GA, the charm of Beaufort, SC or the elegance of Charleston, SC. Just stop by our office and we'll be happy to provide you with written travel directions, copy the directions below or you can print directly from this page.
Known as the "Hostess city of the South," Savannah's cobblestone streets are rich in history. Here you can tour the city on foot or from a horse drawn carriage. Savannah is home to one of our America's great composers Johnny Mercer as well as John Berendt, author of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."
Superb history, shopping, dining and sightseeing, you won't want to miss visiting River Street.
Take Highway 278 West to I-95 South to I-16 West, which leads directly to downtown Savannah & River Street.
hartered in 1711 by the British, Beaufort is known as the "Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands" and is the second oldest city in South Carolina. Horse-drawn carriage rides are offered in the Historic District that allow you to see the beautiful historic homes situated on the waterfront of this 500 year old city. The Historic District can also be enjoyed on foot.
Beaufort is home to Pat Conroy, best known for his literary works including The Prince of Tides, Lords of Discipline, The Water is Wide, Beach Music and his most recent novel South of the Broad. Additional attractions include shopping, dining, the Waterfront Park, Hunting Island State Park & Parris Island.
Take 278 West off the island and turn right onto Highway 170 to Highway 21 East. Follow the signs to the Historic District where you will find ample public parking. You can reach Beaufort easily in less than 1 hour by car.
The historic city of Charleston offers world renowned dining, shopping and sightseeing. Visit the Old City Market, Fort Sumter and Patriots Point and enjoy fine dining, shopping, and sightseeing. For more information contact The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-843-853-8000.
Be sure to include the South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbour in your sightseeing plans and witness how your vacation has contributed to Saving the Sea Turtles. You can reach the Aquarium at 843-720-1990 or visit www.scaquarium.org
Take Highway 278 West to I-95 North then exit #33 and take Highway 17 East .