If your group is looking for an off-island change of pace during their vacation, then maybe a day trip to one of our many coastal attractions is in order; especially, if this is not your first trip to Hilton Head and you are ready for a little exploring. Below are a few ideas generated by your friends here at The Vacation Company, but not nearly all that the Lowcountry has to offer. For that, you will need two more weeks, four tanks of gas, and another case of cold beer.
A place known as much for industry as for intrigue. Find out whySherman spared Georgia’s first city on his flaming march through the south. Then, take a break from walking and eat your lunch on the bench where Forrest Gump told his life’s story to passersby. Explore the real story behind the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by taking the guided tour. Wind up the day on famous River Street with dinner, cocktails, and live music. Get down Savannah style!
1. Parris Island Museum – Not only is it rich with military history, but also exhibits artifacts and materials from the Native Americans who occupied the area prior to modern development.
Bldg. #111, Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island, SC 29905
2. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park – Browse beautiful, historic Bay Street, in South Carolina′s second-oldest city. Beaufort’s waterfront offers great shopping, al fresco dining, and walking tours of estates that date back to the antebellum south.
Hilton Head’s little sister, sometimes overlooked, but never forgotten. Daufuskie is a hidden gem in our Lowcountry stew of islets, atolls, and reefs. Experience the history, environment, and haunting beauty that inspired Pat Conroy to write The Water is Wide, and future developers to create a luxurious secluded community committed to maintaining it as a haven of tranquility for both residents and guests. Daufuskie can only be visited by boat. To get ferry information, call Broad Creek Marina: 843-342-8687.