Visit Beaufort, NC, to discover why it was ranked as “America’s Coolest Small Towns” by readers of Budget Travel Magazine. Downtown Beaufort is quaint, full of fabulous shopping opportunities at local boutiques. Beaufort also features plenty of delicious restaurants; the city is especially famous for its world-class seafood.
As the fourth oldest city in North Carolina, Beaufort also features a fascinating history, which you can explore at the Beaufort Historic Site. History buffs and maritime enthusiasts will also be eager to check out the North Carolina Maritime Museum, which highlights the state’s maritime history and even features artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship.
One of the most popular things to do in Beaufort is boating. Rent a boat, canoe, or kayak and explore the immaculate waters of the Crystal Coast, or sit back and relax on a boating tour. Fishing charters are another popular activity in Beaufort, where both offshore and inshore fishing are memorable experiences. If you work up a thirst, you can quench it with a tasty craft beer from Beaufort’s two breweries, Fishtowne Brew House and Mill Whistle Brewing.
Beaufort is a great place to travel with children! Beaufort is chocked full of great things to do with kids; enjoy a tour, go on a biking adventure, shop for the perfect souvenir, walk the beach, and more on a vacation you won’t soon forget. The scenic drive to Beaufort is approximately 45 minutes from any of our Emerald Isle vacation rentals.