Getting Here

The Hilton Head Island Airport

Make Hilton Head Island Airport your first choice when booking your next flight. Three airlines proudly serve the island, offering more ways than ever before to fly right to and from Hilton Head Island.

Are you ready to enjoy your much-deserved Hilton Head Island getaway? With enhanced flight options to the Hilton Head Island Airport, including year-round flights on American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, flying right to the island is easier than ever.

Located right on the island, Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) offers hassle free flight options to visitors, allowing you to start your Hilton Head Island vacation as soon as you land!

As you travel through the Lowcountry on Interstate 95, you will find convenient rest stops, restaurants and hotels. Some of the towns that provide these services include Walterboro, Yemassee, Point South, Ridgeland and Hardeeville.

 

Walterboro, located in Colleton County, is a popular stop for travelers, and is situated just off I-95 at Exits 57 and 53. Settled in 1784 as a summer retreat for nearby plantations, this attractive city abounds with fine examples of 19th century architecture including many lovely churches dating even earlier. The South Carolina Artisans Center is located in Walterboro providing a retail outlet for the state’s finest folk art and crafts. Walterboro is home to the Colleton County Rice Festival held annually during the last full week in April. This festival commemorates the rice growing heritage of the late 1700’s. Walterboro was originally founded as a haven for rice growers and their families and presently has approximately 1,200 motel rooms and a dozen restaurants.

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Yemassee, located at Exit 38, off Interstate 95, was named after a Cherokee Indian tribe. Located in Hampton County, this land of deep forests, swamps and ponds is today famous to many sportsmen, hunters and fishermen for its exceptional hunting grounds and excellent river and creek fishing. Evidence of the area’s first residents, the native Indians, can still be seen through such fascinating river names as the Salkehatchie, Combahee and the Coosawhatchie. Searching for Indian artifacts is a popular pastime, especially over a freshly plowed field after a good rain where many an arrowhead or pottery shard can be discovered. Other attractions include antebellum plantations, historic churches and cemeteries. Yemassee, just one mile off of I-95, hosts an annual Shrimp Festival the fourth weekend in September, celebrating the abundance of shrimp caught locally each year.

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Point South, at Exit 33 off of Interstate 95, is also a popular stop for travelers. Located at the gateway to Beaufort and Charleston, The Lowcountry Visitors Center & Museum, housed in the old “Frampton House” (built in 1868) is one of the only plantation homes in the area open to the public. The Center is open, free of charge, seven days a week from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and offers visitor information, antique “parlor room”, exhibits from the ten museums in the Lowcountry, the South Carolina Artisans Center, as well as a special display about movies which have been filmed in the Lowcountry. Civil War earthworks lie under the 250 year old live oak trees in the back yard of the old house. The Center’s gift shop includes items such as jams & jellies, sweet grass baskets, South Carolina merchandise. Two campgrounds are located at Point South. Convenience and moderately priced accommodations, camping and restaurants make Point South an excellent stop for travelers.

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Ridgeland, at Exits 21 and 22 off of Interstate 95, is located in Jasper County, named after young revolutionary war hero Sergeant William Jasper. Close to Savannah, Hilton Head Island and Beaufort, the area still maintains the simple, original flavor of the Lowcountry. The Blue Heron Nature Trail at Exit 21, behind the Quality Inn, makes for a nice stop. This free walking trail surrounds a pond with a fountain. View water birds and turtles, feed large fish and ducks. Moderately priced accommodations and recreation make for a good base from which to explore the Lowcountry region. Known as a sportsman’s paradise, Ridgeland has a number of nearby hunting clubs and plantation grounds where wildlife abounds. The Savannah River, freshwater lakes and salt water rivers make it perfect for hunting, fishing and boating. Festivals are a big part of the County and a great opportunity to soak up the local ambiance. At the Gopher Hill Festival, held each year on the first Saturday in October, you’ll find authentic Lowcountry cooking, hand-made crafts and other events which are fun for the whole family.

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Hardeeville, at Exit 5 off of Interstate 95 just north of the Georgia border. This convenient stop for inexpensive accommodations and restaurants is home to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1927. This free, four-mile driving tour of old rice fields and marshlands was built to protect numerous species of wildlife. Take a break from traveling and let the family enjoy looking for native plant life, ducks, water birds, deer and if you’re very quiet, you will most likely see alligators laying in the sun.

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The Lowcountry & Resort Islands Region of South Carolina includes the four, southern-most counties in the state, Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton, which are bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Savannah River and the state of Georgia.

Discover at your own leisure at the coastaldiscoverymuseum 🌳  From century-old buildings with storied pasts, to wooden boardwalks that stretch into the Jarvis Creek salt marsh, there's always something to explore!
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Spanish moss drapes the live oak trees that are ubiquitous to the Edisto Island area. Did you know that Edisto gets its name from the native Edistow people? The Edistow Native Americans were a sub tribe of the Cusabo indians, a group of Native Americans who lived along the Atlantic coast in South Carolina.⏰ Best time of the day to visit: Stop by mid-morning. That way you can explore the island, grab lunch, and stay for the amazing sunset if you choose.🏖️ Things to do while there: Edisto Environmental Learning Center, Boneyard Beach, Scott Creek Inlet, Big Bay Creek, SeaCow Eatery.☀️ Things to visit in the area: Jungle Road Park, Bay Creek Park, Otter Islands, Spanish Mount Point.📆 Best time of the year to visit: For warmer weather come anywhere from March-August.🏨 Where to stay: Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort (frippislandrsrt), Seabrook Island Club (seabrook_sc), The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (kiawahresort), Charleston Kiawah Island/Andell Inn (andellinn).Photo by qcphotographer
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The shore gently recedes beneath the stunning Pawleys Island Pier. The unique island town, located about 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach and 70 miles north of Charleston, exudes laid-back, beachy vibes. Locals have definitely adopted an island state of mind and encourage visitors to as well. When you go, make sure to relax on the beach, explore the famous sand dunes, or fish in one of the many adjacent creeks.⏰ Best time of the day to visit: We guarantee that you’re going to want to spend a whole day here. We recommend getting to the beach at around 10am.🗓️ Best time of the year: Pawleys Island has the best weather during the spring and early summer months.🏖️ Things to do while there: Pawleys Island Nature Park, Pawleys Island Chapel, Hopsewee Plantation.🐠 Things to visit in the area: Brookgreen Gardens (brookgreen_gardens), take a walking ghost tour, Myrtle Beach (mymyrtlebeach), Harborwalk Marina, South Carolina Maritime Museum (southcarolinamaritimemuseum).🏨 Where to stay: The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn (oceanfrontlitchfieldinn), Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort (litchfieldbeachandgolf), Sea View Inn (seaviewinn), 620 Prince (620prince).Photo by qcphotographer
The Water Is Wide is Pat Conroy's 1972 account of his life as a school teacher at the Mary Field School on Daufuskie Island.The Historic Mary Field School was built in 1933. When visiting today, you will find it home to Daufuskie Blues who sell indigo dyed textiles and host dyeing workshops and School Grounds, a locally owned coffee shop.📸: Rami Michaels#thatsmylowcountry #naturallyamazing #sclowcountry #patconroy #daufuskieisland
A visitor takes a leisurely stroke under a canopy of live oaks draped with Spanish moss in the Palmetto Bluff (palmettobluff) neighborhood of Bluffton, South Carolina. Palmetto Bluff is a picturesque community that sits in the heart of Lowcountry. Nestled along the May River, it’s abundant with beautiful walking trails, historic sites, and stunning views.⏰ Best time of the day to visit: There is no wrong time to visit Palmetto Bluff. However, we highly recommend sticking around for one of their spectacular sunsets.🛶 Things to do while there: Stop by Cole’s for some regionally inspired Southern fare, paddle board, kayak, or canoe along the May River, go saltwater fishing, take a tour at Bluffton Jack's Old Town Tours.🌊 Things to visit in the area: Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, Old Town Bluffton, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, May River Sandbar, Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center (heywardhouse).📆 Best time of the year to visit: For the best weather, we recommend visiting between March and May or from September to November.🏨 Where to stay: The Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort (montagepalmettobluff) is the only resort in Palmetto Bluff. However, there are plenty of places to stay in the surrounding areas including: Old Town Bluffton Inn (oldtownblufftoninn), The Inn & Club at Harbour Town (theinnandclubatharbourtown), Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island (sonestahhi).Photo by jpgriceoz
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The resplendence of Mother Nature never ceases to amaze, and this painterly sunset over the May River doesn’t disappoint. We look forward to the days when we can relish views like this one at the MontagePalmettoBluff resort in South Carolina’s picturesque Lowcountry. 📸: montagepalmettobluff.
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Why didn't someone tell me they also have dead trees at the beach?
The oak avenue at privately owned Tomotley Plantation was planted in 1820. At 202 years old, the trees still stand today.This picture was taken when they were a mere 118 years young.📸: Library of Congress#thatsmylowcountry #naturallyamazing #sclowcountry #tomotleyplantation
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It’s almost that time of year again!  May 1st starts the Sea Turtle season! Adopt a Sea Turtle nest to help the program out! 🐢#Repost coastaldiscoverymuseum with make_repost
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How does the CDM Sea Turtle Protection Project's Adopt A Nest fundraiser benefit the Coastal Discovery Museum's educational programs?In 2017, for example, proceeds allowed the Museum to purchase life-size sea turtle cutouts from Printology Signs & Graphics which supports our mission of "inspiring people to care for the Lowcountry and all the plants, animals, and people who call this place home"!Learn more about sea turtles and other unique Lowcountry creatures during the Thursday afternoon Discovery Lab Open House. For details and reservations, call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223. To Adopt A Nest before sea turtle season starts on May 1, visit coastaldiscovery.org/make-a-difference/#nest
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Reposted from coastaldiscoverymuseum Hilton Head Island has the second highest tidal range on the East Coast, second only to Canada’s Bay of Fundy. The average tidal range here is 7-9 feet between high and low tides.The Salt Marsh is one of our area’s most prominent features, not to mention an essential resource. Most coastal creatures depend partially or even fully on the Salt Marsh for survival as it serves as a nursery, as well as a water filter vital for the functioning of the entire coastal ecosystem.Explore the Lowcountry up close with a visit to the Coastal Discovery Museum and head out into the marsh via the Osprey Outlook floating dock on a self-guided tour or register for the weekly Salt Marsh Discovery program to learn from an expert how and why this particular environment is so important. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
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Herd it Here Farm is a one-of-a-kind agritourism destination located in Cottageville, SC.Here you can learn about Alpacas, Silkie chickens, fainting goats, Eddie a mini donkey, Tilly the pony, and a rescue horse named Cherokee.Trot over to our blog to learn more.southcarolinalowcountry.com/herd-it-here-farm#thatsmylowcountry #naturallyamazing #sclowcountry #herditherefarm #cottagevillesc #colletoncountysc
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Did you have the opportunity to enjoy the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival this past weekend? The event is the David M. Carmines Foundation’s biggest fundraiser, raising funds not only for their own nonprofit, but many others including the Coastal Discovery Museum, Island Recreation Scholarship Fund, Waddell Mariculture Center, Port Royal Sound Foundation, Gullah Heritage Museum and Medical University of South Carolina. Great event for Hilton Head! 🦪 🍷 🦐📸: hhibchamber hhiseafoodfest•
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