Welcome to Beaufort
The streets of this fair city are lined with gorgeous antebellum homes, restored 18th-century mansions and twisting magnolias that drip with Spanish moss. Unsurprisingly, Beaufort is often used as a backdrop for Hollywood films, and is best explored either on foot or from the perch of a horse and buggy.
The riverfront downtown has gobs of linger-worthy cafes and galleries, and the Southern hospitality here is at its finest. Expect to be invited by perfect strangers to hop on a boat and drink beer at everybody's favorite sandbar in the middle of Port Royal Sound.