Every year, the best small towns in America draw tourists—and new residents—to their streets in droves. They are, after all, reminders of a simpler way of life, where mom-and-pop shops are the norm, everybody knows your name, and the pace is slower.
Beaufort, SC made the list of nine of the cutest small towns-- a haven to a romantic Southern getaway that feels untouched by time.
Beaufort, South Carolina
If this Lowcountry fishing village looks straight out of a movie set, that’s because it is: Beaufort was the backdrop for such films as Forrest Gump and The Big Chill thanks to its sprawling antebellum mansions, moss-draped oaks, and picturesque downtown streets.
Located on Port Royal Island in South Carolina’s Sea Island chain, the town makes an ideal base for enjoying simple pleasures and all manner of aquatic diversions, including paddle boarding, kayaking, dolphin watching, and crabbing.