November 27, 2022

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Beaufort, Daufuskie named in SC’s top charming small towns

Beaufort and Daufuskie Island, both loved by locals and travellers for extremely distinctive reasons, have topped however a different “best of” listing from Travel + Leisure.

This time two of Beaufort County’s gems built up 25% of the checklist: 8 Charming Little Cities in South Carolina — From the Mountains to the Seaside.

Really don’t fear, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton got a point out in the introduction, noting these “slightly larger favorites” are truly worth visiting, too, but had extra than the 15,000 residents or much less requirement. (Hilton Head’s been rated by the magazine as one of the world’s very best islands for five consecutive yrs, like as No. 1.)

The writer who compiled the list writes that she’s lived in South Carolina for 22 decades, assuring visitors that she won’t lead them astray.

“Don’t get worried, you will discover sweet tea, Southern hospitality, and a vast range of stunning landscapes all in excess of the condition,” she explained. “After all, our outdated license tags employed to read: ‘Smiling faces, attractive locations.’”

Beaufort, which was also not too long ago named the South’s Ideal Compact Town by Southern Residing, was showcased as a historic coastal city.

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Southern Living Journal, which named Beaufort the South’s Ideal Tiny Town 2022, loves Waterfront Park. Karl Puckett

“It dates again hundreds of yrs, so you can experience South Carolina’s background firsthand by learning about Gullah society at historic web pages or on a tour, checking out ruins and outdated houses, and a lot more.”

Even though Daufuskie was boasted as “the top escape when you seriously want to get away.”

“The island has a modest-town environment — it’s only accessible by boat, and there are a handful of cafes and restaurants, the Daufuskie Island Distillery (offering a selection of delicious spirits these types of as a delightful Kona espresso rum), and shops for community artisans. Continue to keep an eye out for community wildlife, such as dolphins and turtles, on the sandy shoreline.”

The other six towns on the checklist involved Sullivan’s Island, Travelers Relaxation, Georgetown, Edisto Seaside, Kiawah Island and Newburry.

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When you go to Daufuskie Island, you can spend the day checking out and touring the island. There are artists, a rum distillery, museums and other locations to take a look at. Afterward you can delight in a food and relaxation at a coffee store or cafe. Just one of the most well-known destinations on the island is Freeport Marina wherever a busy Saturday afternoon will see hundreds of website visitors. Matt Richardson

Linked stories from Hilton Head Island Packet

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Lana Ferguson normally covers tales in northern Beaufort County, Jasper County and Hampton County. She joined The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette in 2018 as a crime/breaking news reporter. Just before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where by she was editor-in-chief of the day-to-day scholar newspaper. Lana was also a fellow at the University of South Carolina’s Media Legislation College in 2019.
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