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Discover a Vibrant Location

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It’s so nice being close to the coast and the beach. I love being on the water. On the weekends, I’ll head to the beach with my friends just for some time away from campus and studying. It’s a really relaxing way to spend a weekend.

- Melanie Goolsby'13

Early Childhood Education

Richmond Hill, Georgia


All picturesque campuses are situated in the heart of the Lowcountry, where Hilton Head Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and a number of cultural and entertainment options are just a short walk or drive away.

Local Bluffton area attractions:

Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival—A week long event in October offering a myriad of activities celebrating Southern Art and Cuisine.

Cycling Routes Galore— Pedal your way all over Hilton Head Island.

Cinemark Bluffton—Local movie theatre located in Bluffton.

Coastal Discovery Museum—Cultural heritage and natural history museum in Bluffton.

Ghost tours—Discover Savannah’s darker side with a good sense of humor.

Golf courses—The Bluffton campus boasts dozens of championships golf courses.

Hilton Head Island—12 miles of beaches for surfing, jet skiing, and much more.

Italian Heritage Festival—Yearly festival held in September.

MayFest—Discover art, food, music during this annual festival.

Outside Hilton Head—Kayaking, boating, fishing, paddleboarding, adventures, and more.

Savannah Bananas Baseball—Minor league baseball team located in Savannah, Ga.

Savannah Slow Ride—See Savannah while pedaling your way around town.

Station 300—Local arcade and bowling alley in Bluffton.

Tanger Factory Outlet Center—More than 90 shops located in Bluffton.

The Farmers Market of Bluffton—Each Thursday in Historic Bluffton.

The Filling Station—Eclectic art gallery in Historic Bluffton.

ZipLine Hilton Head—Zip lines, boat rentals, nature tours, and more.

 

Local Beaufort area attractions:

Beaufort Art Association—Local art gallery that supports artists and artisans in the Beaufort community.

Beaufort Shrimp Festival—Yearly festival held in October.

Beaufort Water Festival—Yearly festival held in July.

Crabbing in the Lowcountry — Take part in this southern tradition throughout the sea islands.

Downtown Beaufort—Take a walk to the downtown shops, where there is a little something for everyone.

Henry Chambers Waterfront Park—Grab a swing and catch up on your relaxation and reading.

Higher Ground— Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the sea islands.

Highway 21 Drive-In Theatre—Only drive-in movie theatre in the Lowcountry.

Hunting Island State Park—Walk the beaches or climb the lighthouse at one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S.

John Mark Verdier House Museum—Home of the more than 200-year-old home of the successful merchant and planter.

Penn Center—Beaufort is the site of one of the country’s first schools for freed slaves.

 

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It’s so nice being close to the coast and the beach. I love being on the water. On the weekends, I’ll head to the beach with my friends just for some time away from campus and studying. It’s a really relaxing way to spend a weekend.

- Melanie Goolsby'13

Early Childhood Education

Richmond Hill, Georgia