Hilton Head Properties Realty and RentalsWe put together this Itinerary for the Hilton Head vacationer that loves to take day trips.  Hilton Head Island, SC is in the geographic center of some significant historic towns including Beaufort, Charleston and Savannah.  As well there are some out of the way places that are fun for day trips from Hilton Head.  We hope this gives you some ideas!


The Day Tripper from Hilton Head Island

Saturday – Arrival and check into your home or villa at Hilton Head Properties R and R.  Might want to check in with one of their vacation planners to arrange a tour guide.

Sunday – Savannah Day Trip!  Check out the River Street, Carriage ToursPaula Deens Restaurant~ The Lady and Sons, Mrs. Wilkes Dining RoomForsyth Park, and Bonaventure Cemetery.  Be sure to pop into the “Bee Store” and sample the Tupelo Honey which as the story goes comes from blossoms that only are out for a few weeks in a specific region.

Monday –  Beaufort Day Trip!  Beaufort, South Carolina offers small town southern charm and is only a 45 minute drive from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Nearby is the home to the Paris Island Marine Corps Base.  If you have a chance to visit you will find great bed and breakfast spots, a wonderful Waterfront Park, fun restaurants, carriage rides through historic neighborhoods, festivals throughout the year, and a wonderful place to visit.

Tuesday.  Day Trip to Palmetto Bluff.  This is a short and fun trip.  Palmetto Bluff offers a small quaint village overlooking the May River.  There are many special events always taking place.  Stay over and experience world class service and spa the Montage, the #1 Hotel in South Carolina, by U.S. News and World Report!

Wednesday.  Charleston!  Get up early, this day trip is a two hour scenic drive up US17.  Once there, head to Historic King Street for unbelievable shopping and dining.  The South Carolina Aquarium,  USS Yorktown, Second Sundays,  Fort Sumter, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, City Market and other Historic sites are all fun to visit.

Thursday.  Day Trip To Bluffton.  Just over the Hilton Head Bridge is Bluffton, South Carolina.  It was commonly referred to as a “State of Mind”.  Bluffton’s Old Town offers fabulous shopping and dining.  The Thursday’s farmers market is a fun event you do not want to miss!

Friday.  Day Trip to Daufuskie.  A fun water trip by ferry, Daufuskie Island is a bridgeless Island just off the coast of Hilton Head.  Rent a golf cart and discover Artisans, Marshside Mamas, Freeport Marina, Beautiful Beaches, The Robert Kennedy Trail(a self guided golf cart trail) and other historical places to see.

We hope you have a great trip to Hilton Head Island!

Please contact one of our vacation planners to help you plan the perfect vacation.  Just call (843)785-2242, email us or visit our Hilton Head Properties R & R Website to book online!