Visiting And Sightseeing In Beaufort

Beaufort based in South Carolina is a coastal city that is also the oldest in the state. Being in the Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands on Port Royal Island, Beaufort is a living landmark whose written history dates to more than 500 years. Beaufort SC Airport is a convenient place to book a flight to and from if you’re looking to spend some time in this wonderful waterside city. Being old and detailed, the quaint pathways and structures present a regal view that has made its presence known in movies like Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, and The Great Santini.

Even if you’re looking to drive up to the city, within 4-5 hours, you can get there from Queen City. Now that you have a rough idea of how to get to this coastal cove of comfort, where do you stay? The Beaufort Historic Inn is a place that offers accommodation for every budget. Even if you don’t want to splurge on the boutique hotel experience, you can choose from the bed and breakfast options that they provide. Built-in 1897, for more than 100 years, visitors and tourists have found comfort and solace in the hospitality offered by the staff here. You can choose from any of the available 48 rooms as per what your budget and preferences are. Some are within the main house; others are arranged around a cottage-style architecture while more are distributed through the inn’s three apartments. Peak season starts in late Spring and goes up to late August, so be careful about when you decide to plan your travel.

If you’re staying at the inn, you might receive free breakfast vouchers to use at Common Ground, Rain-N-Bagels and Blackstone’s Café. The inn gets a special delivery of an assortment of pastries from Common Ground every day at 3 PM. This all comes within proximity of the inn. But what if you decide to explore cuisines outside your periphery of stay? Apart from breakfast, you can have a plethora of options to choose from when considering food and beverages. Most of the restaurants around offer unique coastal cuisines that would leave you wanting for more. Some of the more popular ones go by the name of Gullah Grub, Lowcountry Produce, Boundary Street Café, Red Rooster Café and are great options for grabbing the first bite of the day.

When thinking of relaxing with a beverage, and planning for lunch, Scout Southern Market, Plums, Wren Bistro & Bar and Panini’s on the Waterfront are great options. When planning on ending the day on a good note, it’s worthwhile to visit the Ribaut Social Club at Anchorage 1770, Old Bull Tavern or Saltus River Grill.

Places cannot be detailed as well in such short a post, but there are a few honorable mentions you must never miss out on. They are –

  • The Beaufort History Museum
  • A Southurnrose Buggy Tour
  • Hunting Island State Park
  • Paddleboard at Factory Creek
  • Captain Dick’s River Tours
  • Shop along the Bay Street

Apart from these, let your imagination run wild. Get to Beaufort, get in touch with the local help and explore the place to your heart’s content.

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