Tuesday, August 20, 2013

50 Things To Do in Beaufort

If you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC you most likely often have out-of-town guests. But living in Beaufort makes residents feel like they live in a vacation destination too. Mostly because they do! If you are looking for some “touristy” ways to enjoy Beaufort, below is a list of 50 things to do that has been compiled from Beaufort’s Facebook page.

Before school gets into full-swing, get some of these things done!

1. Stay in an historic, cozy downtown bed and breakfast
2. Enjoy all the fresh local seafood available at all our great local restaurants
3. Sit on a park bench or swing and drink in the beauty and tranquility
4. Buy fresh seafood to take home and cook!
5. Soak in the abundance of history
6. Climb The Lighthouse at Hunting Island
7. Shop and stroll along historic Bay Street
8. Visit Parris Island for a Friday Marine graduation
9. Walk the gorgeous beaches on Hunting Island
10. Take the haunted ghost tours through Beaufort during Halloween
11. Take Wood’s Bridge down into Beaufort and enjoy the one-of-a-kind view
12. Walk the Marsh Boardwalk/Fishing Pier at Hunting Island
13. See “The Big Chill House” and other famous film locations
14. Catching reds on the fly in the Beaufort marsh
15. Visit Beaufort in July for the Water Festival
16. Learn the culture of Penn Center
17. Kayak through the rivers and marshes
18. Take a carriage ride through historic Beaufort
19. Watch the Marine/Navy aircraft fly over the city
20. Go to a drive in movie
21. Get something yummy from Kookey Mookey or Southern Sweets.
22. Enjoy a Shrimp Burger at the famous Shrimp Shack
23. Visit The Old Fort Ruins on St. Helena Island
24. Have lunch and/or dinner on the Waterfront
25. Visit the Sheldon Church Ruins
26. Admire our majestic live oak trees
27. Walk the Pointe and check out all the old homes
28. Enjoy the Shrimp Festival every October
29. Vacation with the family on Fripp Island
30. Buy a sweet grass basket in St. Helena
31. Visit the museum on Parris Island
32. Embrace the Gullah culture
33. Enjoy the abundant wildlife
34. Visit The Arsenal (location of the Beaufort Chamber VCB Visitor Center!)
35. Enjoy the view of the Spanish moss-covered tree canopies
36. Visit Beaufort National Cemetery
37. Swing on the bench swings in the Waterfront Park
38. Build and customize your own Kazoobie Kazoo
39. Shop the stores and galleries in downtown Frogmore on St. Helena Island
40. Eat dinner dock-side in Port Royal
41. Be a "snowbird" on Harbor Island
42. Visit Parris Island on The 4th of July featuring fireworks and the Marine Band
43. Visit Moon Doggies Cafe in Port Royal for some fried pickles
44. Stand on Hunting Island beach and watch the shrimp boats come and go
45. Buy fresh produce from one of the many farmers markets in the area.
46. Take time to talk to the locals. It's amazing how nice the people are!
47. Stop at Palm and Moon Bagel for a bagel and coffee
48. Go to Sands Beach in Port Royal
49. Relax on the beach at Harbor Island
50. Take the kids to the play place in Waterfront Park
http://www.beaufortsc.org/50-things-to-do/