How to Plan the Best Charleston, SC, to Beaufort, SC, Trip

Charleston, South Carolina, is a fantastic place to live! Full of history, charm, and culture, Charleston is a beautiful city. It’s also one of the busiest cities in South Carolina. If you’re in need of a break, escape the chaos and crowds in Charleston, SC, for a Beaufort, SC, getaway! Here, you can enjoy a slow, relaxing weekend away that will leave you feeling refreshed. 

If you’re thinking about traveling to Beaufort, be sure to check out our Vacation Guide. It’s completely free and easily accessible. In our Guide, you can find all of our favorite places to go, from delicious restaurants to adorable boutique shops. It’s a fantastic tool to utilize as you plan your Charleston, SC, to Beaufort, SC, getaway!

What to Do on a Charleston, SC, to Beaufort, SC, Getaway

There’s no better place to enjoy small-town charm and a peaceful weekend away than in Beaufort, South Carolina. Just one hour and 30 minutes from Charleston, Beaufort is the perfect destination to relax and enjoy time with loved ones without a packed itinerary. Here are our favorite ways to experience all that Beaufort has to offer!

1. Enjoy a Peaceful Afternoon on the Water 

One of the coastal Sea Islands, Beaufort is a wonderful place to enjoy the water. Take a paddleboarding lesson or a kayaking tour to see the local ecosystem and fascinating wildlife. There are also several boat tours available. You’ll be surprised by how quiet our waters are compared to Charleston! We highly recommend Captain Dick’s dolphin cruises and sunset tours at Beaufort River Tours.

2. Wander Through our Historical & Quaint Downtown

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as strolling through our beautiful downtown. If you’re escaping from the city to get away from the chaos of everyday life, there is no better way to reconnect with loved ones than walking hand in hand through our boutique shops. Linger in one of the many delicious restaurants or take a cup of coffee to go as you explore the historic streets lined with antebellum mansions. If you’re interested in taking home a piece of local art, head to one of the galleries in town, such as the Rhett Gallery, for a truly unique piece. This is a wonderful place to find a memento from your trip or a special gift for someone. 

3. Taste the Local Flavors

Charleston has a thriving food scene that’s hard to beat. However, you won’t be short on delicious cuisine during your trip out of town. Beaufort is one of the best places to find fresh, locally-caught seafood, and our restaurants have a friendly, inviting atmosphere that you’ll love. Enjoy crab, shrimp, and more at some of our favorite restaurants in town! Want a truly unique experience? Try your hand at Lowcountry crabbing and catch your own dinner! Many places in town offer crab pots and bait. Sit out on one of the docks, enjoy the scenery, and wait for dinner. Crabbing is fun, easy, and a unique way to experience Lowcountry life.

Your relaxing weekend away begins at the Cuthbert House Inn

Our gorgeous, historic antebellum mansion is the perfect setting for your weekend getaway from Charleston, SC, to Beaufort, SC. With luxurious suites and a full Southern-style breakfast every morning of your stay, you will be able to relax from the moment you step into our B&B. Be sure to take a look at our many different specials and packages to make your stay even more special!

Check our availability and contact us to start your much needed weekend getaway to Beaufort today! We look forward to hosting you soon.