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Discover the Pristine Beauty of St. Phillips Island

Coastal Expeditions’ St. Phillips Island Ferry offers visitors the rare opportunity to explore a pristine barrier island protected from development.

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Enjoy a One-of-a-kind Getaway on St. Phillips Island

For a getaway that truly lets you get away, book a stay on the secluded St. Phillips Island and experience the beauty of a pristine South Carolina sea island.

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Six State Parks Offer Pet-Friendly Lodging

South Carolina State Parks offer pet-friendly lodging in six popular destinations, including Devils Fork, Hickory Knob and Dreher Island state parks.

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Summertime Destinations Make a Fabulous Winter Getaway

Take to South Carolina’s lakes and beaches for an unconventional, off-season escape with plenty to do off the water.

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Out-of-the-Park Adventures: Calhoun Falls State Park

Stay in Calhoun Falls State Park and explore the area’s many places of interest, including the historic town of Abbeville and Parsons Mountain.

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Take an All-American Road Trip on South Carolina’s Scenic Byways

Visit historic sites, foodie hot spots and unspoiled natural areas on this road trip across the Palmetto State.

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Play in the Sand and Sea on Sullivan’s Island

Spend time outdoors exploring Sullivan’s Island's beautiful natural landscape or step it up and try paddleboarding or kiteboarding along the beachfront.

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Shop Local on Sullivan’s Island

From watersports gear to unique souvenirs to the work of local artists, you’ll find it all in Sullivan’s Island’s fun shops and boutiques.

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