Guides To Beaufort

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Suggested Itineraries

Suggested Itineraries



Getaway to Beaufort

Itinerary 1:  Health/Recreation (Three-Day Visit)
Day One
• Lunch: Sample local products and cuisine at Lowcountry Produce (843) 322-1900
• Afternoon: Learn more about our history with this downtown Walking Tour
• Afternoon: Soak in mother nature with a kayaking tour, tours (843) 525-0810 and rentals (843) 838-2008
• Dinner: Visit our neighboring island Port Royal and hang with the locals at Madison's (843) 524-3663

Day Two
• Breakfast: Start your day off right at Magnolia Bakery Café (843) 524-1961
• Breakfast: Grab your sunscreen and be ‘gone Fishing’ with Captain Tuck Scott of Bay Street Outfitters (843) 524-5250
• Lunch: Sample a local shrimp burger at the Shrimp Shack, Tom Hanks was a fan when he taped “Forrest Gump” here in Beaufort (843) 838-2962
• Afternoon: Explore Hunting Island State Park and climb the historic lighthouse
• Afternoon: Enjoy the sunset in Waterfront Park
• Dinner: Dine at Breakwater (843) 379-0052

Day Three
• Breakfast: Wrap your visit up with a Southern breakfast at Blackstone’s Café (843) 524-4330
• Morning: On your way out of town, visit the Farmers Market and buy local produce for the friends you left at home (843) 525-6644


Itinerary 2:  Dining (Three-Day Visit)
Day One
• Lunch: Start your visit with lunch at popular Wren Bistro and Bar (843) 524-9463
• Afternoon: Explore downtown shops and galleries, visit Macintosh, our local book shop where autographed copies of Pat Conroy’s classics can be found
• Afternoon: Enjoy farm to table food at Lowcountry Produce (843) 322-1900
• Afternoon: Lounge and walk through Waterfront Park; grab a book to enjoy the sunset
• Dinner: End your day on a high note at Emily’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar (843) 522-1866

Day Two
• Breakfast: Grab coffee and a pastry at Common Ground (843) 524-2326
• Morning: Learn more about the city’s rich history with a downtown Walking Tour
• Lunch: Take a cooking lesson at Gullah Grub, followed by lunch (843) 838-3841
• Afternoon: Visit Hunting Island State Park, climb the historic lighthouse
• Afternoon: Relax and get on island time with a Scenic Yacht Tours 1 (855) 266-2533
• Dinner: Catch the sunset and enjoy dinner on the porch at 11th St. Dockside Restaurant (843) 524-7433 – locals claim it’s the best sunset in town!

Day Three
• Breakfast: Gear up for your drive home with a local breakfast at Boundary Street Café for breakfast (843) 379-1811 – check out their Facebook page for specials!
• Morning: On your way out of town, visit the Farmers Market for one final taste of Beaufort (843) 525-6644

Itinerary 3: Gullah / Penn Center (One-Day Visit)
• Morning: Visit our area Farmers Market to sample fresh ingredients that go into our local Gullah cuisine (843) 525-6644
• Morning: Tour Penn Center and learn more about the first school established for freed slaves during the Civil War (843) 838-2432
• Lunch: Take a cooking lesson at Gullah Grub, followed by lunch  (843) 838-3841
• Afternoon: Dive deeper into Gullah culture with a Gullah Tour (843) 763-7551
• Afternoon: Visit art galleries downtown that highlight Gullah artwork
• Dinner: Enjoy local Lowcountry cuisine on Bay Street

Itinerary 4:  History (One-Day Visit)
• Morning: Learn about the area’s history and our proud military heritage at Parris Island Museum (843) 228-2951
• Morning: Take a trip back in time at the Verdier House (843) 379-6335
• Lunch: Don’t worry about moving your car and driving – walk on over to Lowcountry Produce Market & Café for lunch (843) 322-1900
• Afternoon: Learn more about Beaufort’s rich Revolutionary and Civil War history with a downtown Walking Tour
• Afternoon: Honor our veterans at our National Cemetery
• Late Afternoon: Wrap your day up with a sunset Harbor Tour
• Dinner: Complete your visit with a Lowcountry seafood dinner at Saltus (843) 379-3474