The charming city of Beaufort delivers art and culture in a small town setting. A quick thirty minute drive from Brays Island, Beaufort was the home to the late novelist Pat Conroy. Wandering around Beaufort may look familiar as it has served as the backdrop for several films, including The Big Chill, Prince of Tides, Great Santini, Forrest Gump, Something To Talk About, and G.I. Jane. The Beaufort Water Festival, Beaufort Shrimp Festival and A Taste of Beaufort bring visitors to Beaufort each year.
Just an hour away, Savannah features a sprawling downtown dotted with oak-filled squares and historic homes. Known for its many public parks and gardens, spend the day touring historic homes and cemeteries, at the beach on neighboring Tybee Island, antiquing in the City Market, or taking a tour of Fort Jackson. Delight in the burgeoning and creative food and beverage scene featuring classic down-home cooking, New South cuisine, and international fare.
Consistently ranked as a top destination by Travel + Leisure, Charleston combines world-class cuisine with one-of-a-kind experiences. A little over an hour drive from Brays Island, head to Charleston for the food, for the beaches and for the sites. Walk the cobblestone streets lined with historic homes, tour Fort Sumter and the USS Yorktown, and shop your way from one end of King Street to the other. Enjoy popular annual events such as the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the Charleston Food & Wine Festival and the Spoleto Festival USA.