Beaufort, SC Accolades

    We love Beaufort, SC, and our Lowcountry Sea Islands and it seems the rest of the world does too! Beaufort has gotten a lot of love over the past few years not just from locals and visitors but from the rest of the country as well. View a complete list of city accolades and awards below.

    2018 Accolades

    50 Secret Places to Visit Now Coastal Living
    50 Beautiful Small Towns in America US News & World Report
    5 Surprise Romantic Getaways in the US CBS News
     2018 Prettiest Towns in the South  Southern Living
     One of 8 Small Southern Towns to Visit in 2018  US News & World Report


    2017 Accolades

    South’s Best Small Town Southern Living
    Top Drive-In Theaters in the US Travel Channel
    Craven Street Named South’s Most Charming Street Southern Living
    One of the Best Small Towns in America
    One of the Cutest Small Towns in America Jetsetter
    Most Charming Southern Vacations You Need to Experience TripAdvisor
    Charming Small Town in SC U.S. News and World Report
    15 Amazing Places in the U.S. You Should Go For A Warm Christmas
    Southern Towns With Real Character USA Today
    TCL Named Best Community College in SC
    USCB Ranked 5th In Nation for Growth Chronicle for Higher Education
    Healthiest County in SC
    Most Adorable Town in SC MSN Lifestyle

    2016 Accolades

    52 Places to go in the US New York Times
    2016 Best Public Schools in SC (Riverview)
    9 Best Places to Retire in America Business Advice Source
    50 Best Small Towns in America Newsmax
    Fripp Island – Best Beach Community of the Year Real Estate Score Card
    Beaufort: One of South Carolina’s Most Charming Towns Vogue
    50 States, 50 Scenic Views USA Today
    Hunting Island #2 Best East Coast Beach USA Today
    30 Most Beautiful Towns in America Expedia – Viewfinder
    17 Perfect South Carolina Towns The Belong on a Post Card Only in Your State
    The 14 Cutest Small Towns in the South MSN
    5 Southern Coastal Towns to Explore this Summer Shermans Travel

    2015 Accolades

    The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America Good Housekeeping
    The 50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever College Ranker
    Top 25 Beaches in the U.S. = Hunting Island TripAdvisor’s 2015 List
    Beaufort County residents are healthier, live longer and lead higher-quality lives than residents in any other part of the state 2015 County Health Rankings
    Water Festival makes Top 20 events in the Southeast Southeastern Tourism Society
    10Best: Small towns with big adventures USA Today
    The 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Small Towns in America

    2014 Accolades

    Small Towns We Love Southern Living
    Best Small Towns in the U.S. Smithsonian Magazine
    Ranked #1 for healthiest county in South Carolina 2014 County Health Rankings
    Hunting Island #7 Top 25 U.S. Beaches TripAdvisor
    The Beaufort Inn = “Top 25 Hotels in the U.S.” TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award
    City Loft = “Top 25 Small Hotels in the U.S.” TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award
    30 Great Places for Business Travelers USA Today

    2013 Accolades

    Happiest Seaside Town Coastal Living Magazine
    #3 on Top 20 Most Preferred S.C. Destination Towns Carolina Living
    Hunting Island Beach “Top 25 Beaches in the U.S. TripAdvisor