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Rich in Colonial and Civil War history, Beaufort is a charming waterfront town that's still strongly associated with the military. From unique southern architecture to peaceful waterfront areas, it's a quaint small town with lots to see. Many people visit to enjoy the long sandy beaches full of rare birds and wildlife, and the warm, calm waters of the Atlantic Ocean make the perfect environment to swim and surf.

Things to see

The Parris Island Museum focuses on both the history of the Marine Corps and the Port Royal region, with exhibits dating back to the days of the Native Americans, the various colonies of the island, and the present day. Set on the local Marine Corps recruitment depot, you'll often see graduations and ceremonies happening around the museum, as well as lots of special events to commemorate those who have fought in past wars. Some of these men are buried in the small, white graves of Beaufort National Cemetery which has many internments dating back to the Civil War, as well as many major wars since then. You can wander around this serene, well shaded graveyard and learn more about the history of some of the soldiers buried there. The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park also has a peaceful environment, with a walk along the harbor to see the boats coming in, and facilities such as a playground to keep the kids occupied.

Hotels in Beaufort

If you're looking for a great Beaufort hotel rate, then you have plenty of options from 2 to 4 star, with lots of popular chain hotels in the area. Here you'll enjoy facilities such as outdoor pools, fitness centers, meeting and conference rooms, wedding services, and audiovisual equipment hire. Many hotels also offer extras such as complimentary breakfasts, daily newspapers, and free WiFi to help you keep in touch. You can also find plenty of amenities in your room that can help you to relax and enjoy you stay, and these can include coffee makers, MP3 docking stations, flat screen televisions with cable channels, complimentary bottled water, and designer toiletries.

Where to stay

Beaufort has an upmarket, stylish downtown area, and its position close to the waterfront means you'll find exceptional seafood restaurants serving the catch of the day. With a mix of brick buildings and rustic clapboard, you'll find a wide range of shops around the area, with independent boutiques, craft stores, gift shops, and cozy cafés that offer a friendly welcome. The Beaufort Historic District has remnants of the old English colonies, as well as classic southern antebellum architecture, with grand plantation style homes supported by giant columns. This is also a great place to pick up antiques and art works, with quirky stores where you can find a unique souvenir of your trip.

How to get to Beaufort

Charleston International Airport is about an 80 minute drive from Beaufort, and there are several flights a day landing from airports across the east coast. From here you can pick up a rental car or shuttle service to get you to Beaufort quickly and efficiently. You could also arrive via Charleston Amtrak station which is on the Palmetto and Silver Meteor services, with trains traveling to Miami, Savannah, and New York City. There's also a smaller Amtrak station in Yemassee which offers the same services.