This Funky Little Town In South Carolina Is A True Hidden Gem
Looking for a great day trip destination? Look no further than the funky little town of Bluffton. It’s got just about everything you could ever want, from historic homes to quaint local businesses, to a beautiful river that’s perfect for recreation.
Bluffton was settled in 1728, and it's got a rich history that goes back to before South Carolina's statehood. Today, visitors enjoy this funky little town, with its historic plantations, art galleries, local shops, and beautiful river.
The Heyward House is the official Welcome Center for the town, so you'll want to start your visit there. Tour the museum, and get information about the history and attractions here. Visit the Heyward House at 70 Boundary Street.
Bluffton is an artist's paradise. You'll find little galleries everywhere...
...and there's plenty of artistic flair to be found.
Take a stroll through the Palmetto Oaks Sculpture Garden. You'll love the whimsical art here, and admission is free! 11 Palmetto Beach Lane.
While there is an outlet mall nearby, you'll want to pay some attention to the local shops and businesses here.
Visit the Rose Hill Mansion, which was built in the late 1850s. Though it's a private home, you can tour the main floor and surrounding grounds.
The Church of the Cross was built in 1857, and it's on the National Register of Historic Places. It's located at 110 Calhoun Street.
Peruse the tasty produce at the Bluffton Famer's Market every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.. It's held at 40 Calhoun Street.
You'll definitely want to save some time for a stop at Southern Barrel Brewing Co.. Get a flight to taste several of their delicious craft and small-batch beers. Find it at 375 Buckwalter Place Blvd..
Take a 1.5 hour tour of the May River with May River Excursions. You'll catch fish and crabs, say hello to dolphins, and learn all about this gorgeous river.
Make sure to allow a full day to visit the town of Bluffton, but here's fair warning - once you're here, you might never want to leave.
Learn more about this quaint little town by visiting the
Heyward House Welcome Center’s website. Have you visited Bluffton recently? Tell us about your trip there!
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