Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park : Walk the dog or while away the time on a porch swing at this clean and inviting gathering place on the serene Beaufort River.
St. Helena’s Episcopal Church : To walk through this Beaufort sanctuary and its walled graveyard is to walk through Lowcountry history.
Penn Center : Not only the center of modern Gullah culture and education, this is a key site in civil rights history as well.
Hunting Island State Park : This is one of the most peaceful natural getaways on the East Coast, but it’s only minutes away from the more civilized temptations of Beaufort.
ACE Basin : It can take a lifetime to learn your way around this massive, marshy estuary — or just a few hours soaking in its lush beauty.
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge : This excellently maintained sanctuary is a major birding location and a great little getaway from nearby Hilton Head.
Old Bluffton : Gossipy and gorgeous by turns, this charming village on the May River centers on a thriving artist colony.
South Carolina Artisans Center : From folk art to classic watercolors, this happening place is the center of artistic life in Walterboro.