A photo tour of Beaufort: history, art and incredible outdoors

Chartered in 1711, Beaufort is South Carolina’s second oldest town after Charleston and its best kept travel secret…not for long!

Here are some things worth shouting about this historic yet vibrant little town recently dubbed “the Newport of the South”:

  • Top 50 Waterfront Adventure Towns in the nation
  • The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America
  • The Kaleidoscope Film Festival (you remember The Patriots, Forrest Gump and Prince of Tides to name a few of the many films shot here)
  • The picturesque downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places, with more antebellum homes per block than any other American town.
  • Check this post for fun and free things to do with kids while in the area.

    I’ll let the photos do the talking. Have a wonderful vacation in Beaufort South Carolina!

    Myrtle Beach Photos of Great Fun in the Sun (Myrtle Beach free things to do)

    Cool ocean breeze…white sand tickling your toes…fresh saltwater smell and seagulls flying into the sunset…everybody in the family is in a good mood and willing to goof around (how often does this happen? 🙂 )

    Stay at Ocean Creek Resort, an all inclusive and reasonable priced resort; secluded oasis on 57 beautifully landscaped acres and yet close to awesome Barefoot Landing and the Alligator Adventure attractions. It has excellent amenities (pools galore, tennis courts, golf, private beach access, restaurant).

    If you’re looking for something to do with your family that’s affordable, educational, memorable and fulfilling then visit Brookgreen Gardens a National Historic Landmark with the world’s most significant collection of outdoor American sculptures and the only accredited zoo on the South Carolina coast.

    However if you’re more an adrenaline pumping kind of person then go to Ripley’s Aquarium inside Broadway at the Beach. For about $20 ($10 for kids 6 to 11, and $4 for those 2 to 5) you can say Hello! to 15 foot Sharks pet feisty stingrays, and if you hurry up before the year’s end, can even “shake hands” with Blackbeard, the most ruthless pirate in the Caribbean known to man!

    Keep your family happy in Myrtle Beach, a South Carolina’s top family attraction (golf anyone?!)

    Folly Beach in Winter Photo Essay

    Winter is so peaceful on the South Carolina beaches. Love at first sight on my first visit to Folly Beach, just a 15 minutes drive from downtown Charleston.
    Come and see for yourself.

    Have all year round fun at the beautiful Carolina beaches!

    More free family travel attractions in Charleston area:

  • Isle of Palms a more family oriented beach close to Isle of Palms County Park and its awesome zip-line equipped playground. Also nearby are historic Fort Moultrie and USS Yorktown aircarft carrier.
  • Fort Moultrie: visit heroic Revolutionary War battles, ingenious Palmetto trees defense system, intriguing WWII radio communication and photo incredible vistas of the Ravenel bridge.
  • Self guided tour of Charleston’s most outrageous murders, famous ghost sightings and unsolved mysteries.
  • Seagulls Flying at Sunset in North Myrtle Beach

    Sunset poetry in motion. Only at the Carolina beaches.

    Shot this video at the Ocean Creek Resort in north Myrtle Beach located near Barefoot Landing attractions and shopping area.  

    Peace at every step in beautiful South Carolina!

    Winter Fun at the Isle of Palms beach (photo essay)

    Winter is the best time to go visit Isle of Palms. It’s quiet, clean, free parking, nice weather and, most important thing, there is hardly anyone there!

    Isle of Palms Beach