When the ocean calls, it’s time to pack your bags and hit the road! The Lowcountry is home to beautiful scenery, delicious food, and fascinating histories. Consider planning a road trip from Charleston to Hilton Head to experience the best of the region. Read on for travel directions and suggestions on what to do once you arrive. For more great local insight on what to do around Hilton Head Island, get your free copy of our 7-day Insider’s Guide!
Charleston to Hilton Head: How to Get There
Distance: 98.4 miles via US-17 S | Time in Car: Roughly 2 hours
Traveling from Charleston to Hilton Head is quite simple. Just hop on US-17 S, and follow this route to SC-170 W and then take US-278 E in Okatie to Hilton Head. On the way there, you will pass through Beaufort and Bluffton. Take in the beautiful scenery of ancient oak trees with Spanish moss swaying in the wind.
When You Arrive…
Stretch Your Legs
After being in the car for two hours, you might want to stretch your legs and walk around for a bit. Hilton Head is home to so many wonderful things to do. Stroll barefoot on the beach in search of seashells. Peruse local shops. Get lost in nature and take in the beautifully diverse ecosystems that make our island such a wonderful place to be. Here are a few of our favorite things to do:
- Visit the Coastal Discovery Museum
- Touch your toes at a yoga studio
- Shop ‘til you drop at local boutiques
- Discover one of the best walking trails
- Take in the views at Coligny Beach Park
Grab a Bite to Eat
Now that you’ve stretched your legs, it’s time to fill your tummy. Grab a bite to eat at one of our favorite local restaurants!
- Fill up on fresh, local seafood at these restaurants
- Dine at one of our top 10 favorite restaurants
- If you brought your furry family members, check out these dog-friendly establishments
Get Settled Into Your Beach Home
When you’re ready to get settled in after your Charleston to Hilton Head road trip, head to your Beach Properties vacation rental! Choose between luxury villas in the Sea Pines resort or stunning oceanfront homes in Palmetto Dunes. You can look forward to impressive amenities such as access to world-class golf courses, private heated pools, waterfront views, and more. Our thoughtful staff goes above and beyond to ensure that your stay is safe, comfortable, and memorable! Are you ready for your next family getaway?