I'd go for Beaufort...
visit the Old Sheldon Church Ruins, visit the waterfront, a few shops, have a good dinner, the Best Western is right there, good for a night and includes breakfast.
Take a drive through the National Cemetary, just to pay your respects.
You can go on out to Hunting Island St. Park and the lighthouse, if you have time.
On your way to Charleston you can stop at The Angel Oak, The Tea Plantation and winery/distillery...
You can easily visit one of the Charleston area beaches for the day while you are here: and/or, you can drive out to Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort for unspoiled natural beach southcarolinaparks.com/huntingisland/introdu…
Hilton Head is a marvelous beach destination (even if you do not golf); but, it is better set for multi-night residential stays than for the quick overnight or daytrip.
Nothing more I need to add... thanks as always to my TA Kiawah friends for helping me out when I'm away!
The only thing I'll add is to check out this page to learn more about Beaufort:
If you have any further questions, feel free to reply or to message me!
Another vote for Beaufort. In my opinion, Hilton Head is nothing but a big, planned tourist community.
This information is a huge help- thank you so much.
Thank you for the input- will take your advice.
Definitely Beaufort, called little Charleston.
Excellent walking tour-Jon Sharp.
Lunch at Plums in the harbor
Dessert at Chocolate Tree
Seafood for dinner at 11th Street Dickside, Port Royal
Old Sheldon Church ruins
Lighthouse and beach at Hunting Island
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