Planning your ideal getaway to Beaufort, SC? We've made it easy with our local-approved, top 50 things to do while you're in the Lowcountry. No matter where you're staying, you'll find plenty of tours, activities and unique attractions near you—and chances are, within walking distance of our scenic waterways, too!
We compiled this list from suggestions we have received on Facebook!
Do you have something you love to do when visiting Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands? We would love to hear from you!
With a rich and tumultuous history spanning over 500 years, the Beaufort area has no shortage of…Read More »
Built in 1840, Tabernacle Baptist Church is the resting place of one of Beaufort’s most beloved…Read More »
Founded in 1862, the Penn Center is the site of the first academic school for freed slaves.Read More »
A must see, Old Sheldon Church was originally known as Prince William's Parish Church and was built…Read More »
Travel back in time to the 1890’s and the Spanish American War with a docent led tour at Fort…Read More »
Relive this area’s rich history by visiting Beaufort History Museum at the historic Arsenal in…Read More »
A vital element of Beaufort’s wealth of cultural history, her beautiful, historic churches are…Read More »
If you’ve never paid homage to those fallen for our freedom, then you must go by the National…Read More »
Parris Island is something everyone needs to experience while in Beaufort.Read More »
Reconstruction Era National Monument is a new national park unit located around Beaufort, South…Read More »
An indoor axe throwing experience that offers the fun of casual throwing.Read More »
Twenty-five percent of the U.S. east coast marshland water is here in Beaufort county and the…Read More »
Beaufort’s unique waterways are one of the many qualities that make her special. What better way to…Read More »
For more than 18 years, Bay Street Outfitters has been helping Beaufort’s visitors find exactly…Read More »
For visitors and locals alike, the Spanish Moss trail is a wonderful way to enjoy some of the natural…Read More »
One of the best things about visiting the coast is having the access and ability to catch dinner!Read More »
It can get pretty hot down here in the Lowcountry so what better way to cool off than with a sweet…Read More »
A staple in Beaufort’s downtown since the 1980’s, McIntosh Book Shoppe is truly one of a kind.Read More »
A local favorite, Lowcountry Produce has a great selection of handmade jams, pickled goodies, fresh…Read More »
Sweetgrass baskets are a time honored tradition and represent a long and rich cultural history.Read More »
Considering Beaufort’s long agricultural history, it makes perfect sense that there would be several…Read More »
Take the ferry from Hunting Island State Park to St. Phillips Island!Read More »
Through its interpretive center, year-round educational programs, and annual literary festival, the…Read More »
Beaufort is home to some of the best story tellers there are so if you want a truly unique experience…Read More »
If you are looking for something a little different and unique to Beaufort, relive the glory days in…Read More »
A visit to the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Center is a must! The Maritime Center is the…Read More »
Tom Hanks loves Chocolate Tree sweets and everyone else agrees it is the best!Read More »
In the Low Country of South Carolina, shrimp and grits originated years ago as breakfast for…Read More »
Another favorite of Tom Hanks, the Shrimp Shack has been a staple for both local and visitors in…Read More »
Wining and Dining is one of Beaufort’s specialties. We know how to do it right and please your palate!Read More »
For over 15 years, owner and chef, Bill Green, and his family have diligently prepared and served…Read More »
You will be given 60 minutes to work together to search for clues and achieve one goal: Escaping the…Read More »
Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy themselves and even improve their game with a group or…Read More »
Named one of America’s Top Ten Beaches by TripAdvisor, Hunting Island attracts over a million…Read More »
Be at the Center of it All. USCB's Center for the Arts provides some of the best cultural events of…Read More »
When visitors first arrive in Beaufort, they are drawn to the gorgeous Henry C. Chambers Waterfront…Read More »
Famous for its appearance in the movie Forrest Gump and one of Beaufort’s most notable landmarks,…Read More »
With over 16 movie sites in just downtown alone, and several more in the surrounding area, Beaufort…Read More »
A local landmark since 1804 when it was built by John Mark Verdier, the house typified Beaufort's…Read More »
Whether you're looking for a vacation or a staycation, Beaufort’s historical Bed and Breakfast Inns…Read More »
Whether you arrive in a classic convertible or a more modern sub-compact sedan complete with foggy…Read More »
If you’re looking for a reason to get outside and enjoy wildlife, Port Royal Cypress Wetlands is…Read More »
The Shrimp festival is one of Beaufort’s highlights every year and it easy to see why.Read More »
Beaufort’s largest event, Beaufort Waterfest is held every year in July and attracts visitors from…Read More »
Look at holiday lights in a whole new way with Beaufort’s Light Up the Night Boat Parade!Read More »
With such an array of historic antebellum and Civil War era homes, it would be a travesty not to…Read More »
Beaufort’s Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates both the past and the future of…Read More »
A three day long event, the Heritage Days Celebration at the Penn Center is a fun, festive event for everyone.Read More »
"We love to go crabbing or either to buy some blue craabs"
Meta Mercer says:
"Water sports, boating, carriage rides, shopping, touring old homes, antiquing, eating, visiting historic sites, sunbathing"
Sandra Loving says:
Shelly Clemmer says:
"Relaxing Fishing Kayaking"
Cynthia Stansberry says:
"I would love to share this list with my clients planning to visit the Hilton Head/Beaufort area this August."
"Things to do with small children "
"Adventure,walk the beach and see historic sites"
jan dean says:
"We love the outdoors, swimming, fishing, hunting. We would like to see some of South Carolina mountains, monuments, some history of South Carolina. We have one daughter that just loves to shop the thrifty shops. Love the opportunity to see South Carolina finest. Thank you. "
candy lafreniere says:
"Beautiful city "
Jim Broden says:
Suzann Whiteley says:
"Dancing in the Waterfront Pavilion, carriage rides through the beautiful streets, visiting the lovely Bookstore on main street, enjoying a afternoon sitting on the swings on the waterfront, I would love to come to your Tour of Homes sometime. and Dream about the way live was there years ago!!!"
Lisa Haigler says:
William Wester says:
"Interested in Fishing and the local Resturants."