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Family-Friendly Activities in Beaufort and Port Royal, SC

Beaufort and Port Royal, South Carolina offer plenty of activities for families with children. Find ways to plan the best family vacations with kids at Visit Beaufort.

Things to Do With Kids Itinerary

Some of the best family vacations with kids happen in the Port Royal and Beaufort, South Carolina areas. We offer a variety of activities and attractions that appeal to visitors of all ages. From having fun in the sun to exploring the city, Beaufort and Port Royal have a little something to offer everyone. At Visit Beaufort, we can help you plan a vacation itinerary that has your children in mind.

Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

If your kids love spending time outside, an itinerary that includes outdoor excursions can make for a truly memorable vacation. Port Royal and Beaufort have plenty of kid-friendly outdoor activities, such as:

  • Playing on the beach: Watch your children as they search the sandy beaches for seashells and shark teeth. With some help, they may be able to make a necklace out of the natural treasures they find on the shore.
  • Bike rentals: Go exploring on two — or four — wheels. Bike rentals are available, and families are also welcome to skate, scoot, and walk their way through our trails.
  • Kayaking and fishing: Spend an afternoon fishing. If your child is especially interested in water adventures, we offer a variety of options for activities.

For families interested in the history of the area, add Fort Fremont, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, and Reconstruction Era National Historical Park to the top of your list of places to visit.

Family Classics

While Port Royal and Beaufort are known for their scenic views, not all of your activities need to be enjoyed under the sun. Make time for a little family-friendly competition on our indoor mini-golf course. Glowcountry Indoor Mini Golf is a unique putt-putt experience with neon paint and black lights featured throughout the venue. Also, make time for The Kazoo Factory. Here, families can enjoy a one-of-a-kind excursion and a chance to take home a colorful instrument of their own from the gift shop.

Highway 21 Drive-In is the ideal spot for winding down after a full day of sightseeing. This outdoor theater features two screens and multiple showtimes. Treat yourself to some delicious food while you watch — the concession stand serves a variety of meals and sweet treats.

Stop for a Bite

With all the activities on your itinerary, you and your children are sure to work up an appetite. Fortunately, Beaufort and Port Royal offer travelers young and old a wide range of restaurants and cuisines to try. Whether you’re craving barbeque, sandwiches, pizza, or unique flavors from around the world, our dining establishments aim to please. Fuel your family at one of our local diners or breakfast eateries, and plan out spots for lunch and dinner around your itinerary. While sightseeing, don't forget to stop for ice cream along the way.

Discover More Kid-Friendly Activities for Your Itinerary

While planning your vacation, make sure to check the calendar of festivals and special events for when you’re in town. You may be able to catch an annual parade or a fireworks show that your children will love. At Visit Beaufort, we can be your guide. For information on planning the best family vacations with kids, contact us today.