Historic Beaufort, SC
The Rural Coast & Lowcountry
3 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Far less commercialized than many of America’s Coastal towns, Beaufort is simply a charming small town. Tours move at a relaxing pace, the eco-tours are wonderful, seafood is delicious and the people are pleasant. Come explore the history of this Low Country community.
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Day 1 – Beaufort, SC – Low Country Boil
Arrive today in Beaufort, SC and check into your local hotel for a two-night stay. Tonight, enjoy a Low Country Boil or as the locals refer to it “Beaufort Stew” and “Frogmore Stew.” Enjoy a delicious combination of boiled shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes and seasonings. (D)
Day 2 – Hunting Island Dolphin Cruise – Free Time in Historic Downtown Beaufort – Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour – The Chocolate Tree – Gullah Dinner & Gullah Heritage Performance
This morning, enjoy a Hunting Island Dolphin Cruise. This ecotour explores the salt marsh estuary as we look for native bottlenose dolphins. See bald eagles, ospreys and other native birds of prey (including nests!). Plus, brown pelicans diving for fish and other fascinating birds like roseate spoonbills, wood storks, herons, egrets and shorebirds!
The on-board naturalist will share also interesting facts about local history as it intertwines with the natural history of these waters dating from the prehistoric habitation of the indigenous people to the very first western European settlers in our state in the mid-seventeenth century.
Next, you will have free time for lunch on own and shopping in Historic Downtown Beaufort. explore the local shops and purchase a souvenir or two. Downtown Beaufort is home to a wide range of apparel stores filled with stylish clothing and accessories, and home to a variety of art galleries featuring eye-catching collectibles. There are many restaurants located on Bay Street serving delicious Southern food to choose from.
The afternoon also includes a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride. Re-live the past through the narration of professional guides and the clippity-clop of the horses. Learn about Beaufort’s Civil War History, see Antebellum and Victorian Architecture as well as Hollywood movie sites.
Next, visit The Chocolate Tree. If you’ve seen the film Forrest Gump, then you’ve caught a glimpse of the amazing chocolates made at The Chocolate Tree in Beaufort, SC. The box of chocolates that Forrest offers to Jenny in the film was provided by the shop! The master candy makers at The Chocolate Tree craft fresh chocolates and confections in-house using only the freshest ingredients. From fine chocolate assortments and fudge to caramel apples and toffee, they have it all! It’s the best place in town to satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in delectable treats that are absolutely crave-worthy.
End the day with a Gullah dinner followed by a Gullah Heritage Performance. Tonight’s meal will highlight authentic Gullah cuisine including seafood gumbo, grits, and collard greens.
Then enjoy a Gullah Heritage Performance by the Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk Traveling Theater. This performance will detail the direct ties between Western Africa, especially Sierra Leone, with South Carolina and the entire Gullah/Geechee Corridor. It illustrates the importance of cultural diversity in making this a great country. Aunt Pearlie Sue, nationally acclaimed storyteller, and her Gullah Kinfolk bring history alive on stage. (B,D)
Day 3 – Depart for Home
After breakfast, depart for home. (B)