Summer SC Road Trips

Do you find yourself needing to just “get away?” Maybe for the day or a short weekend trip!

Below are some fun and exciting places to travel to from your home here in Shipyard! Below are a few of our favorite spots around!


Old Town: Local shops and eateries are located on Calhoun Street. These fun shops will have a great selection from small bites to unique gifts. The Burnt Church Distillery located on Bluffton Road is a newer addition to the area and are a hit with the local Bluffton population.


Beaches: Even though we may live in the area, many locals avoid the crowds of the beach during the summer. Don’t let this stop you though! Head down to Coligny Beach to shop locally and enjoy restaurants right across from the beach. There are also many bike rentals in the area to save on travel time. Other great beach options are Burkes Beach and Driessen beach.

Stay Cool: If the beach isn’t your thing there are many other options on Hilton Head Island. On the north side lies the Northridge Cinema 10. Mid-island includes many shopping opportunities such as in Shelter Cove. If you want some action, check out the mini golf courses, Legendary Golf, Adventure Cove, and more!


The Kazoo Factory: Did you know that Beaufort has the largest collection of kazoos in the world?! Check out this unique collection by taking a tour at The Kazoo Factory. Guided tours are available from Monday to Friday.

Highway 21 Drive-In Theater: Summer would always mean Drive-In Movies and a double feature. Watch the outdoor movies on one of three big screens with a concession stand on site. Visit their website for an updated schedule.

Hunting Island: The all natural Hunting Island is a hotspot in Beaufort. It houses a lighthouse built in 1859 that features a beautiful panoramic view of the Atlantic Coast and ocean.


Telfair Museums: Experience the Telfair Museums, which includes the culture, history and art. Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the South.

Fort Pulaski: Located just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, Fort Pulaski has stood for more than 170 years.


Charleston City Market: More than 300 local artisans line four city blocks to display their craftsmanship. Native Gullah artisans hand-weave the beloved sweet grass baskets and similar treasures from local bulrush, a Lowcountry sweet marsh grass.

South Carolina Aquarium: The Charleston Harbor features more than 5,000 animals and offers outside views where visitors can spot wild dolphins and birds.


South Carolina State Museum: The museum has art, natural history and science-technology exhibits. It has four floors of modern design for curious minds of all ages. There’s an interactive 4D theater, Boeing Observatory and the 55-foot, 145-seat dome planetarium.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: On 170 acres of greenery are home to more than 2,000 animal species. Feed giraffes, mingle with monkeys, and ride the Spots and Stripes train.


Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: See more than 2,400 rare and exotic animals, plus 1,000 varieties of plants. Feed giraffes, watch otters float and tigers roam.

Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park: The park includes go-karts, an arcade, laser tag, miniature golf and batting cages. The water park includes a half-million gallon wave pool, four slides, water cannons and waterfalls.