Hilton Head Island
One of the most popular resort areas in eastern America, this island boomed when a bridge connected it to the mainland in 1956. Hilton Head offers championship golf and tennis, 12 miles of wide, sandy beaches, marinas, nature preserves and that same “pleasant ayr” discoverer William Hilton touted in his ads for settlers in 17th century London papers.
Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, one of the large Sea Islands along the southeast Atlantic coast of the U.S. The town was filled with mansions built by the wealthy plantation owners before the Civil War. It was one of the only Southern towns occupied by Union troops, rather than destroyed during the war. More than 50 historic structures have been identified and include many lovely private homes beautifully restored and enjoyable on tour by professional guides, either walking or via horse-drawn carriage or bus.
Savannah is not only a top tourist destination but also an ideal city for business or family. Their diverse economy forms a strong business and employment base ranging from manufacturing to distribution, from tourism to military, from healthcare to port operations and retail sectors.
Hutchinson Island – New development and maritime trade center offering water taxis to River Street in historic Savannah, Georgia. Interstate 95, exit 5 to Alt. 17 is the most direct route to Hutchinson Island.
This pristine island was the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water is Wide,” which was made into the movie “Conrack.” Daufuskie by tradition has been rural, remote and self-sufficient, home to former slaves and their descendants. Access is by boat; several Hilton Head marinas offer scheduled tours.