There’s nothing quite like summer in the Lowcountry. Whether you’ve experienced it for yourself, heard about it from a friend, or seen our scenic landscapes in a movie, this season is a favorite among locals. Here, summer months include peaceful mornings spent in nature, sunny days on the water, and leisurely evenings spent outdoors with loved ones – not to mention the cookouts, festivals, and ice cold sweet tea served on front porches. With access to destinations like Hilton Head Island, Savannah, and Bluffton, summer in the Lowcountry brings endless opportunities for discovery and enjoyment.
Hit the Beach
East Coast beaches are known for their natural beauty – there’s a reason Hilton Head Island consistently ranks as one of the best beaches in the world! Whether you’re headed to Hilton Head Island, Charleston’s Folly Beach, or Savannah’s Tybee Island, sunny days are just a day trip away from the Lowcountry’s finest communities. Once you arrive, prepare to enjoy expansive stretches of sand equally suited for walking, biking, or simply reading a good book while soaking up some sun.
Brush Up on a History Lesson
If you’re looking for some summer fun out of the sun, a history tour might just be up your alley. The Lowcountry is rich in history, with architecture dating back hundreds of years. Take a tour of Bluffton’s Heyward House, built in 1841, where you’ll learn about the history of both the area and the house itself. If you’re up for some leisurely exploring, Old Town Bluffton is the place for you. You don’t need a tour guide; simply set out on foot to enjoy historic homes, beautiful churches, and charming local boutiques.
The nearby city of Savannah is teeming with options for history lovers as well. The buildings themselves, with their classic Lowcountry architecture, have preserved the town’s history for hundreds of years. For official tours, head over to Tricentennial Park where you’ll find the Savannah History Museum, Battlefield Memorial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum, and Savannah Children’s Museum.
Enjoy Days on the Water
The Lowcountry is home to intricate waterways consisting of rivers, marshes, creeks, and ocean. Boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing are among some of the favorite activities of those who call the area their home (or summer home). Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or nature enthusiast, you’ll find time on the water refreshing on a hot summer day. Rentals are available in many of the Lowcountry communities, along with guided classes and tours. Click here for more details about getting your feet wet in the Lowcountry – literally.
Attend a Special Event
If there’s one thing the Lowcountry gets right about summer, it’s special events! Throughout the summer months, you’ll find cookouts, live music, block parties, and more. Fourth of July celebrations are especially eventful in the South, with Lowcountry cuisine and elaborate firework displays. Bluffton hosts a yearly Independence Day Celebration with live music, carnival games, food, and fireworks at the Martin Family and Dubois Parks. The Montage Palmetto Bluff offers a long weekend full of Fourth of July events, from inflatables to oyster roasts to family Olympics. Farmers markets, outdoor movie nights, 5k runs, and live music nights are among the variety of summer-long activities in the Bluffton area.
Hilton Head Island has no shortage of events as well, with art exhibitions, nature classes, wine tastings, and just about any special event you could imagine. Join the weekly summer festival at HarbourFest, where people of all ages will find something they enjoy every week, including fireworks every Tuesday!
In Savannah, you can join the Fourth of July River Street Celebration for live music, food trucks, and fireworks over the water. You can also enjoy fireworks on the water with a Savannah Riverboat Cruise, or take this cruise on another summer day.
The Lowcountry is home to diverse ecosystems and an abundance of unique wildlife. Palmetto Bluff alone has over 35 miles of nature trails offering plentiful access to local flora and fauna. The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy hosts numerous events throughout the summer with opportunities for admiring nature, getting active, and learning about the area.
Relish in the Lowcountry Year-Round
While summer is an especially exciting time in this part of the world, Lowcountry communities provide a vibrant lifestyle all year long. Here, enjoying world-class amenities and Southern hospitality in a natural setting isn’t just a seasonal benefit – it’s the Lowcountry way of life.
Are you ready to call the Lowcountry your home? Our team at the Ussery Group has years of expertise combined with a passion for this special area. Let’s work together and find your ideal escape today. Give us a call at 843-757-7712 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin your search.