Suprising? Not really.
The Thrillist website says that its editors searched for small towns with populations under 60k where you can get a glimpse of the good life after the rat race, eat well, see actual stars at night, and still find plenty of activities to keep boredom at bay.
“Beaufort is a town with all the historical allure of Charleston at a slower, easy-going pace. The beauty isn’t limited to its streets: Head out to the barrier islands, like Saint Helena, where rural simplicity, fragrant marshes, and live oaks draped in Spanish moss make for instant relaxation,” the release said.
We have lots of worthy competition here in the state. Charleston isn’t too shabby. Neither are Greenville, Aiken or Bluffton either. But, let’s be frank here; Beaufort is certainly the best of them all.
This is yet another nod for our beautiful Beaufort by the sea. Beaufort gets a lot of love. Not just from locals and visitors alike, but from the rest of the country as well. She’s been named the Best Small Town in the South earlier in the spring by Southern Living and then was named The Town to Visit in SC by U.S. News and World Report just a few weeks ago. A few years back, Beaufort voted ‘America’s Happiest Seaside Town’ in Coastal Living magazine poll. And, there have been lots more in between.
Several of our local businesses are also noticed around the country. We have a top 10 drive in movie theater, a top 100 outdoor restaurant, an inn added to the prestigious Southern Living Hotel Collection and another named top 10 bed & breakfast. We’re also home to the best beach community and one of the most charming streets in the south.
We’ll happily take this one too. Thanks Thrillist!