The Best Things to Do on a Day Trip From Beaufort, SC to Charleston, SC

While Beaufort, SC is a hot spot to experience Lowcountry culture and charm, several of our guests make the day trip to nearby Charleston, SC to immerse in what is recognized as one of the best cities in the world! Filled with antebellum charm, rich history, and a variety of attractions, a visit to South Carolina is hardly complete without a trip to Charleston. During your next stay with us at the Cuthbert House Inn, here are some suggestions for great things to do during a day trip from Beaufort, SC to Charleston, SC. You can also find a full list of things to do in Beaufort, SC in our complimentary Vacation Guide!

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2 of the Best Things to Do on a Trip From Beaufort, SC to Charleston, SC

1. Explore the Downtown Area

Downtown Charleston is home to the oldest and second most populated city in South Carolina. During your visit to the downtown area, you’ll be exposed to the city’s undeniable beauty, historic charm, and Southern hospitality. Stroll down the old cobblestone streets, snap a photo in front of Rainbow Row, or simply enjoy the views by the waterside! No matter what you decide to do, you could spend a whole day exploring Downtown Charleston. Just to help you get started, here are some suggestions for things to do downtown that we’re sure you’ll love just as much as we do.

  • Go Shopping: King Street and the Charleston City Market are the two best spots for shopping in the Holy City! Whether you’re searching for unique gifts and souvenirs or want to spruce up your home or wardrobe, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.  
  • Take a Carriage Ride: Riding a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Downtown Charleston has become a very popular tourist activity! Plus, your tour will be narrated by a knowledgeable guide who will let you in on some interesting facts and secrets about Charleston’s history.
  • Dine Out: Charleston is home to some of the nation’s best restaurants, and you’ll find most of them in the downtown area! Grab your loved ones for a memorable meal in the Lowcountry and indulge in some of the finest Lowcountry cuisine that you’ll ever taste.

2. Visit a Plantation

The Lowcountry is abundant with beautiful and historic plantations, but some of the best can be found in Charleston, SC! When taking a day trip from Beaufort, SC to Charleston, SC, a visit to one of the local plantations is a must.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is recognized as one of America’s most beautiful gardens and the only garden in the state of South Carolina to be awarded this honor. The plantation was once owned by the Drayton family, and since its founding in 1676, has endured hundreds of years of Charleston history.

Boone Hall Plantation is the area’s most popular plantation, making it a must-see during your Charleston visit. Here, you’ll find the famous oak avenue, the plantation’s historic mansion, the slave quarters, and have the opportunity to tour the farmlands that are still used to grow fresh crops today!

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Make your next trip from Beaufort, SC to Charleston, SC a breeze with our incredible Charleston Secrets Package! This exclusive offer is available to guests at the Cuthbert House Inn and grants them with a personalized itinerary created by our expert concierge. All you have to do is let your planner know which activities you’d like to try during your visit to Charleston, and then everything else will be taken care of for you. No making reservations or struggling to find plans! It will all be done by our traveling expert. You’ll also get custom-designed maps that will get you off the beaten path and introduce you to some of the area’s best photo opportunities. What a deal!

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Lodge in Elegance During Your Stay at the Cuthbert House Inn

View from the VerandahA visit to the Lowcountry calls for a one-of-a-kind place to stay! The Cuthbert House Inn, located right on the Intracoastal Waterway, is a unique bed and breakfast rooted in antebellum charm and history. Unlike other Beaufort, SC hotels, guests of our inn will enjoy an elegant and romantic atmosphere, thoughtful amenities, unique accommodations, and of course, a delicious hot breakfast served each morning.

For memorable and romantic stays in the Lowcountry, we highly recommend booking the Mariner Suite. This private accommodation overlooks long vistas of moored sailboats and changing tides along with a variety of other features including a spacious bedroom, two-person Jacuzzi tub, and a relaxing sitting area.

Book your favorite room with us today! We look forward to welcoming you to the Lowcountry soon.