It's no secret that Beaufort has been rated so highly as one of the best places to live in America. One of the main reasons for that distinction are the natural and historic attractions that fill the area. You'll never run out of natural places to enjoy and explore, along with history to be discovered. Here's a few of the best things to do in Beaufort.
As the home for annual events such as the Taste of Beaufort, Water Festival and the Shrimp Festival, Waterfront Park is the most prominent park in Beaufort. Located in downtown Beaufort along the waters of the Beaufort River, it offers a peaceful and scenic diversion while shopping or enjoying the other attractions of downtown Beaufort. There's a playground for the kids, and dogs are also welcome.
One of the oldest churches in America, St. Helena's Anglican Church was built in the early 1700s. You can enjoy a free tour given by a knowledgeable docent, or you can explore the grounds on your own, which includes a historic cemetary.
Hunting Island Park is a popular draw for visitors, with it's iconic lighthouse and pristine sandy beach. There's also a campground for RVs and tent camping, with easy access to the beach. As the only publicly accessible lighthouse in the state, it's the perfect place to catch amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, beach and marsh. The park is also an ideal spot for fishing, along with exploring the local wildlife.
For those who enjoy a good trail to bike, run, or enjoy a relaxing walk, the Spanish Moss trail offers the perfect setting. The mile markers and historical sign boards will let you discover the area's fascinating past. It's also near great restaurants where you can grab a bot or enjoy a cup of coffee during your journey.
Enjoy the beauty of the waters around Beaufort as you learn about the wildlife and history of the area. A number of tours are available, including Salt Marsh Ecology, Dolphin Ecology, Salt Marsh and Seafood Industry, ACE Basin, Beaufort History, and Hunting Island.
Escape from the every day routine by escaping from one of these themed rooms. Chose from different themed rooms where you along with friends, family members and co-workers must work together as a team to solve a series of riddles, clues, hints, lockboxes and strategy to complete the objectives in order to escape the room. And you only have 60 minutes to get free!
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