Governor McMaster ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses in SC through 4/30. Receive COVID-19 and Beaufort area updates here. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK TO BEAUFORT, PORT ROYAL AND THE SEA ISLANDS SOON!

Guides To Beaufort

Planning the perfect Beaufort, SC getaway for you and your family is easy with our local-approved, custom-curated guides. Browse activities by interest, including Antebellum or military history, Lowcountry cuisine, watersports, fishing and boating, arts and culture, family-friendly activities and more.

Suggested Itineraries

Suggested Itineraries



Getaway to Beaufort

What to do if you have ONE HOUR

  • Tour the Beaufort History Museum
  • Visi the John Mark Verdier House
  • Pop into an art gallery featuring local artists
  • Look for treasures in unique shops downtown
  • Grab a quick lunch, coffee, or sweet tea float on Bay Street
  • Walk to the Chocolate Tree or Kilwins for a treat
  • Take a stroll through the Point to see beautiful Antebellum homes and gardens
  • Relax on a swing in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

What to do if you have TWO HOURS

  • Take a carriage ride with Southern Rose or Sea Island Carriages (both start at the Marina)
  • Visit the Pat Conroy Literary Center
  • Explore the Santa Elena History Center
  • Have lunch in one of our downtown or waterfront restaurants
  • Take a guided walking tour or van tour through the Historic Point from Spirit of Old Beaufort, Janet's Walking Tours, or Beaufort Tours, LLC (all start at the Marina)
  • Tour the Saint Helena Parrish Church and Historic Cemetery

What to do if you have A HALF DAY

  • Take a Gullah Heritage Van Tour from Spirit of Old Beaufort
  • Hop onto the Pat Conroy or Movie Van Tour from Beaufort Tours, LLC
  • Have fun at the Kazoobie Kazoo Factory and Museum
  • Visit the Penn Center and Reconstruction sites on Saint Helena Island
  • Explore a pristine beach at Hunting Island State Park, and climb the Historic Lighthouse
  • Cruise the river on Captain Dick's River Tour (starts at the Marina)
  • Learn about military history at Parris Island and the Parris Island Museum
  • Visit the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center


For more information and places to visit, be sure to swing by the Beaufort, Port Royal, and Sea Islands Visitor Center to speak with our experienced information specialists at 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 or call 843-525-8500. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm.