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Beautiful Beafort Vacations
By Caitlin Moore

South Carolina has several big-named vacation stars like Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island and Hilton Head, but if you crave the same kinds of lulling beaches and charming historic atmosphere without the crowds, consider one of the lesser-known coastal hideaways. There are a few that would suit your need to escape the well-trodden roads and satisfy your thirst for individuality; in this case, Beaufort will do the trick. With a tranquil twist, this town will give you the gist of the southern shore experience, so prepare to refresh yourself by the sea.

Beaufort is the home of three major military institutions, so you’ll have the chance to see up close examples of a few good men and women who are here to protect the nation. After paying your regards, continue to explore the town’s rich history and distinguished appearance. It is actually the second oldest city in South Carolina, and its downtown has been designated a National Historic Landmark District.

Horse drawn carriages trot through the streets, helping to bring visitors back in time with the turn of a corner. Several forts and museums dot the way and are available to be toured, so after dropping by this area you’ll leave with a better understanding of America’s past. From pre-colonial to civil-war era, the buildings reflect Spanish influences, fire and warfare rebuilding, and the once-prosperous lifestyles of plantation owners.

After you’ve gotten a feel for the historical importance of this richly hued destination, you’ll be ready to have a little fun. After all, you did come here because you’ve been in need of some peace and quiet, and have so been looking forward to turning off the cell, the laptop and all other electronic devices that have shackled you to work and responsibility for far too long. Make the most of this escape by kicking off your shoes and selecting your swimsuit as the uniform of the week.

Beaufort, being on the beach, has plenty of activities that will keep you pleasantly occupied, and alternately warmed and cooled by the sun and the surf. Explore the low country via kayak, keeping your eyes peeled for indigenous wildlife, canoe and fish, take a sailing lesson, or rent a surfboard and catch a few waves. The Atlantic Ocean is brimming with appeal, and has quite a knack for soothing tired souls.

Golf is the thing around these parts, so if you’ve brought your clubs prepare to find yourself putting on some of the most picturesque greens you’ve yet had the privilege to play upon. There are several courses to choose from, meaning that you’ll surely be waking up early and heading to the one that strikes your fancy at least once. Several movies have been filmed in these parts, so don’t be surprised if you experience déjà vu here or as you traverse other parts of this regal region.

The town will provide just enough to keep you feeling well-taken care of without overwhelming you. Dining options range from super casual to pretty casual, and you’ll surely find yourself whetting your appetite for all things shrimp and fish related. Hint: if you’ve never tried Frogmore Stew, be sure to check it out. Nestled among the historic buildings you’ll also find boutiques of all kinds. From modern wares to local art, your city wanderings will consistently reveal an assortment of intrigues.

Church ruins, historic homes, beach fun, and delicious culinary delights should be enough to fulfill your vacation expectations, but if you’re in the market to exceed them, be sure to check out a vacation rental. Beaufort boasts a few beauties that will keep your group housed in comfort and security while adding something new and different to the mix. Staying in a one-of-a-kind property with bonus amenities and lots of space will catapult your vacation to a higher level, so consider this option before you dutifully book a hotel room that may or may not pamper you the way you deserve to be.

Start planning now to make your Beaufort vacation a success. Go online to peruse the Beaufort SC Vacation Rentals, make your travel arrangements, and pack your sunglasses and your sandals for a trip that’ll restore and rejuvenate you.

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