(Beaufort, SC) – The Beaufort, Port Royal & Sea Islands tourism partners are teaming up with the Visitor & Convention Bureau to offer incredible deals and free trips to lucky winners in celebration of Beaufort’s 300th birthday.

“From anywhere in Beaufort, you can see for 300 years;” “Take a 300-year stroll on one of our glorious beaches;” and “We’ve spent 300 years perfecting Lowcountry cuisine.” These are just a few of the reasons Beaufort, Port Royal & the Sea Islands are excited to announce the launch of our 300 free night giveaway sweepstakes at In addition to the free, two-night stays, 13 local accommodations properties are also offering guests amazing vacation packages starting at just $300.

Several Beaufort area tour companies are also participating in the celebration by offering a Buy one ticket; Get one half-off discount. The tours offer sweepstakes winners and other guests the opportunity to see what makes this 300-year-old town such a remarkable piece of history.

Beaufort’s Tricentennial celebration began in January and will wrap up on September 17th with a party at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park along with a historical parade throughout downtown. The parade will depict Beaufort’s past 300 years chronologically. Scheduled to be the Grand Marshall, is Gary Sinise, whose band, Lt. Dan Band, is also expected to perform the evening of the 16th. A concert by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band, a presentation by the color guard, a gun salute and a birthday cake are also part of the event. The sweepstakes and promotional packages allow guests the opportunity to participate in this historic event – either for free or at a significant savings.

Participating Partners:
Beaufort Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites: Two-night stay in an upgraded room with complimentary breakfast.
Beaufort Inn: Two-night stay, complimentary breakfast for two both mornings & light afternoon refreshments.
Best Western Sea Island Inn: Three-night stay, including complimentary breakfast.
City Loft: Two-night stay, including complimentary breakfast at City Java and bike rental for two.
Comfort Suites Hotel: Three-night stay with complimentary breakfast; two tickets for a downtown Beaufort historic tour and lunch for two at Plum’s restaurant.
Fripp Island Resort: Three-night stay; 18-holes of daily golf with cart; complimentary replay rounds; and complimentary range balls with each golf round.
Hampton Inn: Two-night Suite stay, including a carriage tour; complimentary bottle of wine and a complimentary movie coupon.
Harbor Island Rentals: Two-night stay in a one-bedroom, 1.5 bath villa; complimentary bottle of wine; complimentary vehicle pass to Hunting Island State Park; and all taxes and fees.
Hilton Garden Inn Beaufort: Two-night stay, available on weekends!
Point South KOA: Three-night stay in a one-bedroom lodge; complimentary wine; and complimentary pizza dinner on a night of their choice.
Quality Inn at Towne Center: Three-night stay, including complimentary breakfast; a welcome basket; and a bottle of wine.
Rhett House Inn: Two-night stay; bottle of wine upon arrival; bicycle rental for two; complimentary breakfast each morning; afternoon tea & pastries; and evening innkeepers reception.
Seaside Getaways: Two-night stay in a one-bedroom or two-bedroom rental property; complimentary bottle of wine and complimentary car pass; OR book five nights, get two-nights free; complimentary bottle of wine; and complimentary car pass.

Tour Companies offering buy one, get one half off:
Beaufort River Tours
Beaufort Walking Tours
Captain Bill’s River Safari
Lowcountry Explorer Tours
Sea Island Carriage Tours
Southurn Rose Buggy Tours
The Spirit of Old Beaufort Walking/Van Tours

*The 300 free night sweepstakes will run through September 30th. The $300 package discount offer will not be available after September 30th. Participants are only allowed one entry during the sweepstakes period. Winners will be able to redeem their two-night stay until September 2012. Availability and restrictions are up to each individual accommodations property listed above. Property taxes may or may not be included in the $300 rate. Additional restrictions may apply.

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