Life is rough sometimes and one of the best things you can do is take a step back and treat yourself. Whether you need a break from homeschooling the kids, work, or anything else, a getaway to Beaufort, SC can be just what you need to relieve your stress. With this easy guide, you’ll be feeling relaxed and rejuvenated in no time.
There’s something so freeing about pulling up to the Cuthbert House Inn. The smell of salt water and sea breezes paired with the historic antebellum mansion solidifies that your vacation has officially begun. Leave all of your worries at the door and settle into your comfortable surroundings. You can feel free to unpack or skip ahead to vacation mode and talk a stroll along Bay St. to take in your surroundings. You can also make arrangements to have a bottle of wine waiting for you upon arrival so you have something to crack open and enjoy the views with.
Spend Some Time Outdoors
Clear your mind on a nature walk around town. The Spanish Moss Trail is a favorite for outdoor recreation. This 10-mile paved trail has multiple entry points so you can hike, bike, or run as far or little as you want. The Cuthbert House has bikes available for guest use so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own or renting. At different points along the trail, you’ll find coastal wildlife viewing opportunities, marsh overlooks, and multiple fishing piers.
Find Your Next Favorite Read
Explore the wide range of titles at Nevermore Books in downtown Beaufort. You could spend hours in this cozy bookstore. With a great selection of novels, rare books, vinyl records, and local authors there’s something for everyone. The little shop is adorned with Edgar Allen Poe-inspired artwork and feels like an enchanted shop one might find in the Harry Potter universe.
Treat Yourself to Some Slow Food
In our day-to-day lives, it’s often difficult to take a step back and truly enjoy a dinner. Take a break from the fast pace and enjoy an evening of fine dining. Fishcamp on 11th Street is a popular spot in Port Royal to spend an evening. Take in the sights from this waterfront restaurant while dining on some of the freshest seafood in the Lowcountry. Breakwater Restaurant & Bar is another favorite for a great dinner. Enjoy New Southern Cuisine with classic flavors and upscale ambiance.
Play a Round
Something about an early morning round of golf is so relaxing. The sun lighting up the Lowcountry with the smell of the ocean is one of the most peaceful experiences. There are numerous golf courses dotted around the islands, but we have a couple that never fail to impress. TGC at Pleasant Point Plantation is engulfed by nature, boasts some of the best views around, and is a stunning course with a unique layout and rich history. Olde Beaufort Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Beaufort and offers a southern beach style course.
The crashing waves of the ocean have always been a form of therapy. Make a day out of it and enjoy some beach-y fun. Hunting Island State Park has a little of everything from sandy beaches to wetlands to a historic lighthouse. You can also visit The Sands in Port Royal is an iconic beach with incredibly fine sand and great sights of the water.
Indulge With a Massage
Melt away all of your worries with Beaufort Massage & Bodywork in the heart of town. This therapeutic massage parlor specializes in deep tissue and Swedish massage as well as cupping therapy, neck and shoulder therapy, and reflexology. In Port Royal, Effervescence Yoga Studio & Spa offers treatments that are good for your mind, body, and soul. Enjoy an integrated massage, Raindrop Therapy, or dry brushing and come out feeling perfectly refreshed. After a quick trip to Beaufort, you’ll find your mind de-stressed and care-free. With a couple of nights rest in the Cuthbert House Inn, some beach days, a massage, and some outdoor time you’ll feel ready to get back to normal. Ready to relax in South Carolina’s Lowcountry? Book a stay at Cuthbert House Inn, a historic antebellum mansion in beautiful Beaufort, SC.