Charming homes and churches grace this old town on Port Royal Island. Come here on a day trip from Hilton Head, Savannah, or Charleston, or to spend a quiet weekend at a B&B while you shop and stroll through the historic district. Beaufort continues to gain recognition as an art town and supports a large number of galleries for its diminutive size. Visitors are drawn equally to the town's artsy scene and to the area's water sports possibilities. The annual Beaufort Water Festival, which takes place over 10 days in July, is the premier event.
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Tour Beaufort's picturesque waterfront by horse carriage, then feast on local seafood and pasta at Panini's, an eatery in a historic bank building.
Hunting Island, just east of Beaufort, is an ideal getaway for beach lovers. Take in the view from an observation deck atop the lighthouse.
Parris Island has been training Marine Corps recruits since 1915. The Parris Island Museum gives you a glimpse of what it takes to be a leatherneck.
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See the town from the river. Captain Dick's Beaufort River Tours sail past most landmarks and through nearby salt marshes full of wildlife.
Our handy guide will help you book a cruise without breaking the bank.
Relive the 1950s at the Highway 21 Drive In. But use your 21st-century cellphone for concession-stand orders. Two screens are open every weekend.
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When packing for your trip, don't overpack. Light travel is much more enjoyable. These travel tips help eliminate items you don't need to keep your luggage in check.
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