Beaufort Day Tripping from Savannah, GA

 
River Street Savannah, Georgia

River Street Savannah, Georgia

Only about 40 miles apart, visitors to Savannah will often visit Beaufort, South Carolina for a delightful day trip spent exploring the history, local museums, enjoying Lowcountry cuisine, and shopping along popular Bay Street. Beaufort has been named a top-rated destination for families and travelers.

Read on for a brief a list of things to try out while you’re visiting Beaufort from Savannah.

 

fuel up with some brunch

Depending on the time you depart Savannah, you’ll be arriving between breakfast or lunch, so we recommend that you kick start your day with a breakfast sandwich or delicious poached eggs from Blackstone’s Cafe. Maybe a fresh baked pastry and coffee from Common Ground with view of the river is more your style.

Blackstone Cafe, Beaufort, SC

Blackstone Cafe, Beaufort, SC

 
Beaufort Belle Company - Owner, Rachel Loomis

Beaufort Belle Company - Owner, Rachel Loomis

explore in downtown beaufort

Enjoy a walk around downtown to get a feel for the area and stop in some of the quaint, one-of-a-kind shops that cover Downtown Beaufort. You’ll find unique places, such as artsyletters® for vintage literal art and Scout Southern Market for an interesting mix of jewelry and other knickknacks. For “beau-tees” and style that any southern girl would love, head over to Beaufort Belle. You might just end up bringing a small piece of Beaufort home with you!

 

indulge in art

During your walk through Downtown Beaufort, you are sure to find an abundant amount of art galleries and stores that contain Gullah-influenced artistic pieces. Stop in Thibault Gallery or one of the other must-see galleries to view locally created pieces and watch Mary Thibault paint in the front window of the shop. If you happen to stop into Beaufort on a First Friday, you might even get to meet some of these local artists!

Strolling along the stores in Downtown Beaufort, SC

Strolling along the stores in Downtown Beaufort, SC

 
Dianna Baker, Owner - Southern Sweets Beaufort

Dianna Baker, Owner - Southern Sweets Beaufort

enjoy some sweets

Beaufort has plenty of old-fashioned candy shops to satisfy your sweet-tooth or find the perfect treat to bring back home. Stop into Southern Sweets’ for some homemade ice cream and Southern hospitality or the The Lollipop Shop for some pop rocks, pixi-sticks and more! Don’t forget to pick up a treat for your furry friend back home from the Rustic Pup as well. Hey, chocolate lovers! Don’t forget about Kilwins Beaufort for dipped chocolates and caramels, kettle cooked Caramel, and more.

 
Antebellum-style home in Beaufort, South Carolina

Antebellum-style home in Beaufort, South Carolina

learn about history and architecture

As we mentioned, Beaufort is home to more antebellum-style architecture than any other city in the South. Beaufort has an intricate amount of walking paths, with several walking tours that you can enjoy while learning about the history of the city. If a walking tour isn’t your style, we recommend checking out the Beaufort History museum or the Parris Island Museum.

 
Panini’s On the Waterfront, View from the River Deck

Panini’s On the Waterfront, View from the River Deck

dine on the waterfront

After all of this walking and exploring, you are bound to work up an appetite. Don’t pass up the chance to have some great lunch or dinner at Panini’s on the Waterfront. There are various other restaurants that you’ll be able to choose from, most of which are walking distance throughout Downtown Beaufort. Regardless of your choice of dinner, you’re sure to remember Beaufort for a day full of exploring and culture!

 
 
Mike Tucker