Can you guys believe it’s May already? Where did the year go? This means travel season has begun and I’m sourcing getaway ideas near Jacksonville so we can explore our nearby states and vacation hot spots. We usually plan a one week vacation somewhere with several extended weekend getaways in between. Since we’re usually traveling by car, I am always on the hunt for weekend getaways near Jacksonville. I recently discovered a new gem, pretty much in my own backyard –Daufuskie Island, SC. Daufuskie Island is a little beach town full of southern charm and family friendly activities. The little island draws families from across Northeast Florida and the Carolinas to its beaches with its kid-friendly activities and safe community.
Weekend Getaway Tips for Daufuskie Island, SC
Getting to Daufuskie Island: You don’t have to travel far from Jacksonville to find yourself on one of the most incredible islands in the US! It is located between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The island is about 2.75 miles offshore and accessible by ferry.
Where to Stay: Consider Natural Retreats’ Handpicked Homes Collection pictured above. With 15 darling homes to choose from the only hard part will be deciding which one to pick! I love these homes because they are great for traveling with friends or extended family members.
Transportation on the Island: Say “goodbye” to rush hour and “hello” to happy hour while on Daufuskie Island. You won’t find any traffic on this island as golf carts are the main method of transportation. Not that I would recommend drinking and golf-carting but this makes happy hour on Daufuskie more like happy day-no?
Daufuskie Island With Kids: Traveling with little ones? Don’t worry about packing the high chair and safety gates if staying at a Natural Retreats property. You can call ahead and iron out all the details ahead of time. When you arrive to the property you can simply unpack and hit the beach- or begin the happy day festivities. Sweet!
Things to Do: There is no lack of family-friendly activities around the island – ideal for the family that loves the outdoors- (like ours!). Check out all these fun Daufuskie Island activities like horseback riding on the beach, chartered boat tours around the island, dolphin watching, easy bike rentals, and deep sea fishing. Not to mention three of the best golf courses in the world.
Photo credit: Natural Retreats