Things to Do in South Carolina: Beaufort
Here’s a guide of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Beaufort.
Do & See
Take a docent-guided tour of this Federal-style manor, built more than 200 years ago for French Huguenot merchant and planter John Mark Verdier.
Roughly 8 miles east of downtown, this hub of Gullah Geechee culture is a must-visit. Explore the Penn Center, now a cultural center, but originally one of the first schools in the South for formerly enslaved people.
Browse over a dozen studios and galleries adorned with portraits and fine art inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
Eat & Stay
Located in nearby Port Royal, this restaurant serves blackened Carolina catfish and many other fine seafood options.
Choose three items (not including dessert) off a fixed-price menu at this adults-only nouveau Southern restaurant that serves inventive dishes and desserts. Make reservations ASAP as it is often fully booked a month in advance.
This AAA Three Diamond hotel makes a prime base camp for exploring both downtown Beaufort’s quaint shops and the greater Port Royal/Sea Island area.