Beaufort, SC, Guide and Information


Welcome to Beaufort

Historic Beaufort, South Carolina and the surrounding Lowcountry welcome visitors with centuries of history as well as a full slate of modern amenities and things to do. Beaufort is the second oldest city in South Carolina and its historical significance lives and breathes through its natural harbor location, Antebellum mansions, plantations, tabby wall remains and the continued influences of the Gullah culture, art and cuisine.

Beaufort’s uniqueness and charm is that it’s ‘quietly historic’ …there’s nothing in your face about it. As you visit landmarks, it seems as if you’re one of a secret few who have discovered its hidden treasures. It’s a genuine jewel on the South Carolina Atlantic coast.

We are a festival area and a destination for weddings, golf, movie locations, bike tours, history buffs, Marine graduations, fishing, water sports, romantic getaways, beach vacations and retirement.

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Plan the Perfect Family Vacation

From kid-friendly museums to scenic parks and beaches, here’s how to make the most out of the family trip. Beaufort and surrounding area is a family vacation classic for a reason. We share our favorite indoor and outdoor attractions to visit in and around Beaufort!

When it’s hard enough to get everyone in the family to agree on what to eat for dinner, is it possible to have a vacation that you’ll all enjoy? Yes, absolutely! There’s a ton of family-friendly things to do in Beaufort and the Lowcountry with mini-adventures that will entertain the kids and keep the grownups happy, too. That way you can spend more time making memories and posing for photos in our many scenic and fun spots and less time trying to convince the kids (or yourself) to stop pouting.

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Best Festivals and Events in the Lowcountry and Beaufort SC

A visit to Beaufort is even more lively when these festivals are taking place!

We think the South Carolina Lowcountry is a fun and lively place at any time, but when there’s an event going on, the energy gets amped up a few notches. Besides, if you’re going to visit a “new-to-you” place, why not visit when there’s something extra special going on?

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Discovery Map Travel Podcast Ep. 21: Beaufort, South Carolina

On this episode of the Discovery Map Travel Podcast we learn about the second oldest settlement in South Carolina, we talk about authentic vs. contrived tourist destinations and we learn what makes Grand Live Oaks so special…as we talk to Billy Keyserling, the mayor of Beaufort, SC.

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