Beaufort is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, rich in historic architecture, with warm weather year round. With every sunset one to remember, Beaufort is a beautiful town, deep in America’s roots, with gorgeous architecture and classic Southern Hospitality. From food festivals and a cool, clear waterfront to scenic views and delicious food, you’ll find that Beaufort is perfect for your next vacation.
There are lots of major festivals in Beaufort. The Shrimp Festival in October is one of the most popular events of the year. In mid-February, the Beaufort International Film Festival screens new independent films. A Taste of Beaufort is held on the first Saturday in May and features local restaurants, fine wines, and live music. Savor the flavors of Beaufort with a visit to any of the area’s farmers market. From fresh local produce, meats and seafood to prepared meals, unique vendors and live entertainment, you’ll be sure to have an enjoyable visit. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, a beautiful section of the river, is a convenient destination for food, drink, and shops. Walk on the waterfront before or after dinner at one of the nearby restaurants. The park has a lovely view of the water and is great place to take some pictures. It is nestled behind the quaint shops downtown and is the perfect place to wander after an afternoon of shopping. Watch Columbus's ships, the Nina and Pinta, rock in the waterfront. Boundary Street Cafe is the place for you if you are looking for a wonderful breakfast experience. The restaurant has great variety, including a lot of healthy vegetarian options to choose from, full of flavor, portions are large with fresh ingredients. Friendly service will help you select from the excellent country menu and you won’t be disappointed.
Hunting Island State Park is 16 miles east of Beaufort, and has 3 miles of natural beach, making it an attraction year round. The weather is nice and the cool Atlantic breeze sets nicely with the backdrop of every beautiful sunset. Or you can get in a car and travel north to Savannah to explore the history of the American Civil War and see the city’s numerous museums and beautiful cathedrals. Watch wildlife as you walk along the trails at the Outland Island Wildlife Center, or stroll in Forsyth Park and kick off the night in Savannah’s nightlife central, River Street Savannah. Don’t miss the chance to travel south to Charleston, where attractions range from the South Carolina Aquarium to the Fort Sumter National Monument and Magnolia Plantation Gardens.
Tripping.com features 126 rentals in Beaufort, from quaint colonial era homes to modern condos. Stay near the Harbor River for beautiful water views, or close to Bay Street to be walking distance from the best restaurants.
The closest airport is Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, which is about an hour from downtown Beaufort. Amtrak also services the city, and there are many local taxi services to help you get around. Rent a car to have easy access to nearby parks and beaches along the Atlantic coast.
Find the best Beaufort vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 245 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Beaufort range from $57 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 215 homes in Beaufort offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 48 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 212 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Beaufort offers 67 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Beaufort where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Expedia, and Booking.com. There are 161 HomeAway rentals, 27 Expedia short term rentals and 21 Booking.com vacation rentals.