I was born and raised in South Carolina and have never lived anywhere else- I am a true Carolina girl and love everything about my state! I live in the foothills (not too far from the mountains) but I love the low country. My favorite place to visit is Beaufort, SC. It's about an hour south of Charleston, SC and a little less than an hour north of Savannah, GA. My husband and I just got back from a week long vacation there. It's such a beautiful, peaceful place and we try to go at least twice a year.
We spent most of the week relaxing-sitting on our private dock while watching dolphins swim and play, spotting deer in the woods while golfing (also saw an alligator up close!)
The wildlife is simply amazing. We woke up to picture perfect sunrises every morning (so much for sleeping in on vacation!) and watched the sunset every night. What is it about the sunrises and sunsets at the beach? So intense!
We went to the drive-in movies (my first time to one!) It was fun but I must admit that I feel asleep :) you have to stay up pretty late! http://hwy21drivein.com/
We also bought some fresh seafood at Gay Fish Company and made some delicious meals! Nothing better than fresh seafood.
We love to go to downtown Beaufort- it's like a mini Charleston, SC but without all the traffic, one way streets, and blazing heat! Beaufort has a fabulous breeze at all times. Some of our favorite restaurants are Nippy's (best fish tacos ever), Luther's Rare & Well Done (great burgers), Plum's (has fantastic food- I have never eaten anything that wasn't hands down amazing) http://www.plumsrestaurant.com/ There are plenty of great shops downtown too- everything from antique stores to book stores. I got a little Christmas shopping done!
A must do is the a boat tour on Captain Dick's Beaufort River Tour- ask for Lawrence. (He's a great guide) We went on the evening tour and were the only people on the boat so we had a special tour- learned a lot about Beaufort and were able to see some beautiful old houses that sit on the waterway! http://beaufortrivertours.com/index.htm
There is no beach in Beaufort but you can go to Hunting Island State Park or Hilton Head Island. We did go to Hilton Head for a day to shop and sit on the beach. I highly recommend visiting Beaufort, SC! I promise you won't be disappointed!!
Thank you, Laura!
What is your favorite thing about South Carolina?
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