Five Fascinating Day Trips from Fripp Island You Need to Experience

While Fripp Island may feel like a peaceful and remote oasis, some of the best day trips in South Carolina are just a short drive away! Day trips from Fripp Island offer the perfect opportunity for you and your family to spend time together at various restaurants, galleries, wineries, museums, parks, and more. With an endless number of activities and attractions, these quick excursions will help you create memories that will last a lifetime! 

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5 Incredible Day Trips from Fripp Island, SC 

A relaxing trip to South Carolina’s Coast will leave you with lasting impressions of the Lowcountry’s top attractions! Our island’s untouched beauty and fantastic day trips from Fripp Island will show you a myriad of sandy beaches and iconic landmarks as you make your way to some of our favorite destinations! Whether you’re looking for an adventure that’s just a few minutes away, or something a little farther away, the Lowcountry will amaze you!  

Charleston, SC | 2-Hour Drive

There’s no place in the world like Charleston, South Carolina. If you are anything like us, then the sandy beaches, historic churches, and ancient oak trees have a special place in your heart! Take a trip to Charleston to explore its rich, thriving culinary scene and more!  

Charleston, SC

Savannah, GA | 1.5-Hour Drive

The charming southern escape of Savannah, GA, is a short distance drive from Fripp Island and it’s packed with endless things to do. From the unique array of shops along the riverfront to strolling through Lafayette Square to taking photos at the Forsyth Park Fountain, you’re sure to have a great time!  

Savannah, GA

Bluffton, SC | 1-Hour Drive

Bluffton is a charming town in South Carolina's Lowcountry region. The town's undeniable charm stems from its antique churches, cute boutique shops, and antebellum homes that dot the streets. Bluffton, SC, exudes Southern charm, with enormous live oaks and spectacular views of the May River. Visitors can enjoy dining at the town's many delicious restaurants, golfing, fishing, and exploring cultural and historical highlights. Bluffton has something for everyone; it is full of fun while still maintaining a relaxing and welcoming small-town atmosphere. 

Bluffton, SC

Beaufort, SC | 30-Minute Drive

As South Carolina’s second-oldest city, Beaufort is ideal for a day trip from Fripp Island. Located just a few miles away on Port Royal Island, you’ll find the city’s narrow streets draped by live oaks and lined with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. Of course, Beaufort, SC, is filled with tons of United States history. The entire downtown district was designated a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  

Beaufort, SC

Hunting Island State Park | 10-Minute Drive

When you spend a day at Hunting Island State Park, you’ll soon find out why this is the most-visited state park in the state. With over one million visitors each year, this 5,000-acre semi tropical barrier island is located just outside the of Fripp Island, and it is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the Atlantic Coast. Across the park you’ll find five miles of beach, various hiking trails, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon, and most notably the Hunting Island Lighthouse.  

hunting island state park

Come Home to Welcoming Vacation Rental

No matter which of these day trips suits you best, be sure to book your stay at any of our incredible properties! Situated on the peaceful shores of Fripp Island, our vacation homes are near the best area attractions and activities. Each home features comfortable amenities, so you can relax on the dock in the morning or take a dip in the pool in the evening. No matter how you choose to spend your vacation, a Fripp Island Resort vacation home is always the best place to stay. And remember, you don’t have to travel at all to enjoy our many resort amenities, like island dining, oceanfront views, and even golf carts for quick trips around the island. 

If you’re ready to explore Fripp, explore our island homes and book your stay now! We can’t wait to see what adventures you’ll find here.