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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.

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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
Riding into the weekend like...Isn't this live oak tree tunnel beautiful? Live oak, draped in Spanish moss, is emblematic of South Carolina and many of the Southern states. We love these iconic trees, not only for their beauty, but their history as well. The average lifespan of a live oak is 300 years!Photo by qcphotographer
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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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
Hope you’ve had a beautiful Saturday in South Carolina! #DiscoverSC 📸📍: Botany Bay: donniewhitaker
Geminid Meteor Shower under a canopy of fall leaves 🍁✨ Shot from a pitch black dirt road in the South Carolina Lowcountry
Wonderful being in the Lowcountry again for the holiday! #sclowcountry
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Who would you get lost with in South Carolina's Lowcountry? thatsmylowcountry #sclowcountry
A gorgeous mushroom shows off on Edisto Island. #mushrooms #fantasticfungi #wildmushrooms #beachmushrooms #islandlife #mushroomphotography #toadstools #forestlover #woodland #woodlandphotography #forestcore #woodlandaesthetic #cottagecore #fairycore #magicforest #sclowcountry #edistoisland #fypシ #allthemushroomtags #takeawalk #observenature
Entering Shem Creek#shemcreek #shemcreeksc #onlyinsouthcarolina #sclowcountry #southcarolina #southcarolinaliving #coastalsouth #coastalliving #thecoastwiththemost #charlestonsc #shrimpboats #shrimpers #creekboats #waterscapephotography #waterscape #waterview
Here’s some good news to start your weekend with: Cypress Gardens is close to making a comeback, after being shut down for nearly 3 years. 🌱 Berkeley County officials say they’re hoping to have the clean-up + restoration (which has been going on since the gardens were damaged in the October 2015 floods) complete by late summer. // 📸: ohheyitsjesss
Fresh off the easel, 16x20 titled “Moonlight on the Marsh”.
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There is something majestic about Spanish moss! Spanish moss is very prevalent in the lowcountry adding an extra layer of beauty to the trees. Spanish moss is a flowering plant that is neither Spanish, nor a moss. It is a bromeliad that grows hanging from tree branches in a chain-like manner. The plant is particularly fond of live oak and bald cypress trees that grow in the lowlands, swamps and savannas of the south. This photo was taken in our neighborhood. 🤎🌳
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