Discover fun things to do in Beaufort, like touring the historic downtown

From your comfortable room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, it’s less than a 10-minute drive to Beaufort’s beloved historic district. For a primer on the area’s past, you can visit Beaufort History Museum, housed in an 18th-century arsenal, and learn about African American and Gullah culture at the Penn Center. Looking for things to do outdoors? Take the whole family to Sea Island destinations like Hunting Island State Park to enjoy the sandy beaches and beautiful waterways. You can also visit Henry Chambers Waterfront Park for a picnic and playground fun or take in a movie at Hwy 21 Drive-In. If you’re traveling for business, take a break from meetings with a stroll along the Spanish Moss Trail or a round at Olde Beaufort Golf Club.

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John Mark Verdier House Museum

2.19 mi / 3.53 km from the hotel
This Federal-style mansion, built about 1804, is open to the public and offers docent-led tours of the home of a successful planter and merchant.

Beaufort History Museum

2.2 mi / 3.54 km from the hotel
Housed in the historic Beaufort Arsenal built in 1798, this local history museum charts Beaufort’s 450 years of history with exhibits, docent-guided tours, and special events.

Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station

1.88 mi / 3.03 km from the hotel
The base for the Atlantic Coast fixed-wing, fighter-attack aircraft fleet, MCAS Beaufort provides a home for many marines and their families.

Historic Downtown Beaufort

2.22 mi / 3.57 km from the hotel
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, downtown Beaufort features picturesque views and historic buildings that house an assortment of restaurants and shops.

Hunting Island State Park

15.88 mi / 25.56 km from the hotel
Go for a nature walk or sunbathe on the beach at this scenic state park. Encompassing 5,000 acres, the property also features marshes, a maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon, and a lighthouse.

Olde Beaufort Golf Club

4.46 mi / 7.18 km from the hotel
Play a round of golf on the beautiful greens of Beaufort’s oldest golf club, and then enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, the Olde Beaufort Bar & Eatery.

Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot

6.18 mi / 9.95 km from the hotel
Take a self-guided tour of this training installation that has been “making marines” since 1915. Save time to tour Parris Island Museum to see its exhibits focused on the long and proud history of the Marine Corps.

Penn Center

8.35 mi / 13.45 km from the hotel
The site of one of the first schools to educate freed slaves, this historic landmark offers cultural programs and a museum dedicated to African American and Gullah culture found throughout the Sea Islands.

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

2.17 mi / 3.49 km from the hotel
A favorite with locals and visitors, this picturesque park by the marina makes a great spot for picnics and sunset strolls. Plentiful seating encourages you to rest your feet while the kids cut loose on the playgrounds.

Spanish Moss Trail

1.23 mi / 1.99 km from the hotel
Walk or bike along this 10-mile paved trail following an old railway. Listed in Outside Magazine’s top 10 urban trails in the country, this lovely path offers great views of the water, the marshes, and some of Beaufort’s prettiest neighborhoods.

Beaufort National Cemetery

1.23 mi / 1.99 km from the hotel
Stop by this peaceful military cemetery shaded by live oaks, and pay your respects to more than 14,000 soldiers who played a role in American conflicts dating back to the Civil War.