Everything You Need to Know About the Best South Carolina Road Trips

Visitors travel from all over South Carolina and the surrounding states every year to experience the fun and beauty of Fripp Island! Keep reading to find some of the most popular road trips taken by our visitors and a few gems to see along the way. Here are the best South Carolina road trips to Fripp Island. 

Everyone knows Fripp Island is the ultimate South Carolina destination! But you probably don’t know the area like the locals. That’s why we created a comprehensive guide to inspire your itinerary and point you in the right direction during your stay. Request our free Vacation Guide to experience Fripp Island just like the locals! We’re spilling all the secrets on the best places to eat, drink, and explore. Get your copy today to start planning your best vacation yet! 

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A Guide to the Best South Carolina Road Trips  

Upstate, SC to Fripp Island 

While the Upstate of South Carolina is beautiful and has much to offer, sometimes you find yourself in need of a getaway! Many residents of the Upstate travel to Fripp Island seeking the glimmering waters and relaxing atmosphere of Fripp Island, not to mention the fantastic golfing opportunities!  

Although the drive from the Upstate is a little over four hours, the drive is a breeze! If you’re looking for a stop along the way, Columbia, SC, offers a myriad of activities and sights to see. You’ll find state parks, historic museums, breweries, and more! You can make a quick stop along the way or drive straight through if you’ll eager to reach the sea! Whether you’re traveling from Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, or another nook of the Upstate, the Lowcountry will be a getaway that you’ll never forget! 

Columbia to Fripp Island

If you’re driving from the midlands area of South Carolina, Fripp Island is about 161 miles to the southeast. Watch as the scenery changes from hills and pine trees to beautiful palmettos and lush marshes! This drive is short and offers an entirely different perspective of South Carolina!

Myrtle Beach to Fripp Island 

Although Myrtle Beach and Fripp Island are both situated on the water, they couldn’t be more different destinations! Plus, sometimes you just crave a change of scenery. Plus, our Lowcountry beaches have so much to offer! Pack the car and head south straight down the South Carolina coast for about four hours to reach Fripp Island. 

If you’re looking for a place to stop, you’ll find that Charleston, SC, another Lowcountry gem, is right in the middle of your route! Packed with history and charm, you’ll find excellent shopping, dining, and outdoor activities before you finish the drive to Fripp Island. 

Charlotte to Fripp Island 

Trade the city life for a little vitamin sea over on Fripp Island! Paradise is only a four and a half-hour drive away. Charlotte is a beautiful city, but there’s a certain level of relaxation that often can’t be found in large cities. After all, there’s no therapy quite like being by the water! 

Rock Hill and Columbia are excellent stops to make along the way! With Rock Hill just over the state line outside of Charlotte, this road trip is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of their great parks and nature offerings. Columbia, as mentioned above, provides plenty of things to do as far as historic monuments and outdoor activities. Afterward, Fripp Island will be awaiting your arrival! 

Asheville to Fripp Island

This is a true road trip like no other! Swap Asheville’s beautiful mountains for Fripp Island’s stunning coastline! This trip is truly like changing worlds and experiencing the beauty of both North and South Carolina! Take pictures along the way, so you’re memories will last a lifetime!

Atlanta to Fripp Island 

Believe it or not, Fripp Island is only a 5-hour drive from Atlanta, GA! When you live in a busy metropolitan area like Atlanta, you often need to step away to the sun and sand to really have a chance to relax and unwind. That’s why many Atlanta residents escape to Fripp Island when they’re in need of respite.  

The route from Atlanta to Fripp island is truly one of the best road trips you can take! You’ll pass through both Macon, GA, and Savannah, GA, to discover an abundance of history, charm, good food, and even more character! However, you’ll be thrilled to finally arrive on Fripp Island where you can pamper yourself with all Fripp has to offer. 

Savannah to Fripp Island 

While Savannah and Fripp Island are both coastal towns, they have vastly different offerings! It’s easy to get from one city to the other with the short hour and a half drive up the coast. Savannah provides the exciting mixture of bustling city and beach town, but Fripp Island offers a great chance to get away and relax for a while.  

We recommend stopping at St. Helena Island along the way! This is an island full of historical landmarks, museums, Gullah culture, and beautiful sights. They also offer the unique opportunity to ride horseback along the beach. It’s an excellent stop to break up the drive before heading to Fripp Island.  

Fripp Island Resort Is the Ultimate Destination in South Carolina 

 Front of 22 Fiddlers Point on Fripp IslandNo matter where you live, Fripp Island is a superb destination for everyone! You can be certain that our Lowcountry island will provide you and your group memories that last a lifetime. After all, there’s a reason why so many of our guests return to us year after year. Fripp Island is the perfect place for friends’ getaways, family vacations, and even romantic couples’ retreats! 

There’s no better way to stay on Fripp Island than with Fripp Island Resort. Our wide variety of homes and condos suit virtually any needs and preferences. From waterfront mansions that can sleep 25+ to intimate seaside condos for two, you’ll find everything you need for a fabulous vacation! Plus, you’ll get access to all our resort amenities that make every getaway great. Take advantage of easy beach access, multiple pools, tennis courts, watersport instructor, bike and kayak rentals, golf carts, and more! The possibilities are endless when you stay with Fripp Island ResortBrowse our properties to find the perfect fit for your needs. Then, book your stay with us to start planning your dream getaway. We can’t wait to host you!