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Region: South Carolina

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Temperatures for the region range from about 20°-93°F. Average precipitation is nothing out of the ordinary: between about 40-75ins per year. Winter can bring a brief dusting of snow. High humidity makes it feel a lot hotter and clammier (especially in July and August), but sea breezes tend to keep things cooler along the immediate shoreline. Autumn temperatures are more pleasant than in summer, but hurricanes spin in from the Atlantic about every 10 years during that season. Hurricane season is from June to November, with peaks in August and September.

Getting Around

US Airways offers direct flights from Charlotte to Hilton Head Airport which is located on Beach City Rd. Savannah International Airport is 45mi away and has a more frequent and cheaper service.

If you are driving, take the I-95 to exit 8 (Hwy 278), which will lead directly to Hilton Head. Hwy 170 to Beaufort is an alternative route full of scenic water views.

You'll need a car to get to the island, but once you're here, there are bike paths connecting most major attractions and shopping areas. Resorts offer bike rentals.

Highway 278 runs from top to toe, accessing all main areas of the island. Several bus services cover this network. Traffic is heavy during the high tourist season.

Health and Safety

For the traveler, petty theft is the biggest concern, not violent crime. When possible, withdraw money from ATMs during the day, or at night in well-lit, busy areas. When driving, don't pick up hitchhikers, and lock valuables in the trunk of your car before arriving at your destination. In hotels, you can secure valuables in room or hotel safes.


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