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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Beaufort?

You should plan to spend around $131 per day on your vacation in Beaufort. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 on meals
  • $200 on hotels

A one week trip to Beaufort for two people costs, on average, $1,838. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Beaufort cost?

A one week trip to Beaufort usually costs around $919 for one person and $1,838 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Beaufort on average costs around $1,838 for one person and $3,675 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Beaufort will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Beaufort on average costs around $3,938 for one person and $7,875 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Beaufort has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Beaufort expensive to visit?

Prices in Beaufort are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Beaufort is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Vernon, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Beaufort Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Beaufort?

The average Beaufort trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Beaufort travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $200
Food 2 $31
Accommodation Budget in Beaufort
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Beaufort is $100. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Beaufort is $200. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Beaufort

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Beaufort based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $160. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Food Budget in Beaufort
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Beaufort can vary, the average cost of food in Beaufort is $31 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Beaufort should cost around $13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Beaufort is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Beaufort On a Budget
The second oldest city in South Carolina (next to Charleston), Beaufort was charted in 1711 and grew from a shipbuilding community to a slave society of elite planters and finally to the small southern town as it sits today. Beaufort's historic character and architecture has made it a popular tourist destination with much to offer in sightseeing, seaside activities, and maritime history.
Beaufort really made its mark on the map when the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of the famous pirate Blackbeard, was discovered under 20 feet of water in the Beaufort Inlet in 1996. Since this discovery, moves have been made to salvage and restore the ship. At the North Carolina Maritime Museum there is a display highlighting the famous ship and its past. The museum is free and additionally houses a glimpse of North Carolina's boating history.

Beyond pirates and ships, Beaufort is very well known for its restored historic homes. Dozens of homes, more than 80 years old, are marked with plaques that designate their historical significance. Amongst the oldest is Hammock House of 1698, which was once an inn that regularly served Blackbeard. The Beaufort Historic Site offers tours of ten of these buildings, clustered in two acres of the downtown area. The Beaufort Historical Association is more than happy to help visitors will all things historic.

Other sites include Old Burying Ground on Ann Street which is the town's most picturesque historic cemetery with tours available, as well as the Beaufort Waterfront which boasts a wooden boardwalk at the water's edge lined with gift shops and restaurants. Be sure to keep an eye out along the banks for wild descendants of the Shackleford Ponies who reportedly swam ashore from a sinking Spanish ship in the 16th century.
Downtown Beaufort is the heart of everything-shopping, dining, and history. Earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, the downtown primarily centered along Bay Street, a historic commercial street that runs along the borders of the Beaufort River. Here you will find a handful of historic homes true to the antebellum legacy, local galleries, boutique stores, scenic parks, and waterfront restaurants. This coastal community is further divided into a few sub-neighborhoods-the Old Point which is home to some of the town's oldest, biggest, and most luxurious homes, the Bluff which features some of the most recognizable historic homes in the city, and the Old Common with a unique collection of graveyards, commercial structures, and historical residences. Just about anywhere in the downtown you'll feel an air of southern charm draped with Spanish Moss, and bustling with things to do, sights to see, and places to eat.

Walking the neighborhoods, sightseeing the historic downtown, and shopping and dining along the waterfront are some of the more popular activities if you are looking to see Beaufort at your own leisure. There are also several tours of the area worth a try, depending on what you are interested in. Port City Tour Company hosts most of them with specialty excursions that include the Beaufort Ghost Walk, the Legend of Blackbeard Tour and the Shackleford Wild Horse, and Shelling Safari. Hungry Town Tours takes visitors through Beaufort's 300 years with historic narratives and true stories that make up the town's history, plus some insight and samples of the local culinary scene. There are also plenty of harbor tours, ferries, and lookout cruises for dolphins, sunsets, and the surrounding nature.

The Rachel Carson Estuarine Research Reserve is a neat sanctuary to visit if you are interested in the native wildlife, as is scuba diving with the Discovery Diving Company.

And as far as annual events go, Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour is held annually during the last weekend in June (same as an antique car show), while the Beaufort Music Festival comes to town for a weekend in April/May with musical groups on several performance stages in town.
Food and Dining
South Carolina is known for its home-style comfort foot and barbeque cuisine; however, the closer you get to the coastline, the more you will find the South Carolina take on seafood. Highly influenced by French and creole culture, the eats of the coast includes favorites like Gullah rice, gumbo, fried okra, and buckets of peel and eat shrimp, served cocktail or otherwise with good southern spices. Sweet tea is a staple throughout the south, while peach cobbler remains the dessert of choice. Some of the more traditional low country favorites can be found at places like the Breakwater Restaurant & Bar, the Foolish Frog, Smokin Planks BBQ, and Blackstone's Cafe, while the finer side of dining can be enjoyed at Wined it Up, Emily's Restaurant & Tapas Bar, Paninis on the Waterfront, and the Cat Island Grill & Pub.

The nearest major airport is on Hilton Head Island which has domestic flights to a variety of cities on the eastern side of the U.S. and is 38 miles from the center of Beaufort.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is the next nearest airport with domestic flights from Savannah, Georgia (located 48 miles from Beaufort). You can also opt for Charleston International Airport, which is about 75 miles from Beaufort.

Other than those, Beaufort County Airport serves local flights.

By car from the north, take I-95 to US-17 and finally onto US-21 which runs right through Beaufort, SC.

By car from the south, take I-95 to US-278 and onto SC-170 which will take you to Carteret Street in Beaufort.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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