Friday Fish Belts – Stillwater Storm!

The makings of a Stillwater Storm, fish-belted

Like many places, Beaufort has a collective sense of style.

That style shows in the historic district homes – the prevalence of white, the front porches, the short fences. It shows in the boats along the waterfront, as well as in the way people dress.

Seeing folks in formal wear headed to or from a wedding is not an unusual sight on a summer evening, but Beaufort is a casual town. Casual does not mean sloppy or plain though, and Beaufort style might be characterized as some combination of preppy-nautical-outdoorsy-southern.

I thought it might be fun to combine Beaufort style with one of Beaufort’s other distinctive features – excellent food & drink…in this case, drink.

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Bring Home Beaufort with some Beaufort Palms

A palm along the east end of Front Street with Taylor’s Creek in the background 

While we feel that the name Bringing Home Beaufort is pretty catchy, it does have a deeper meaning.

Our goal is to help you have a great time in Beaufort, to relax, and to be at-leisure. We also want to help you bring the best of Beaufort back home to keep that leisure mind-set.

One of the best ways to accomplish that bringing home is to surround yourself with things that remind you of Beaufort. Those things could include food, drink, music, photographs, paintings, shells, written memories, or simply the act of reminiscing.

It could also include replicating parts of the natural landscape, which is what this post is about.

Palm trees.

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Three ways that staying in downtown Beaufort will help you relax!

When visiting Beaufort for a few days or more, the first question to ask yourself is, “where should I stay?”

Stay downtown.

Beaufort has a historic and commercial district near the water that we simply refer to as “downtown.” In many, many situations (though not every situation), staying in this area is the way to go.

Making the decision to stay downtown will make your life easier in three specific ways, all of which should help you get in more of what we are looking for at Bringing Home Beaufort – leisure.

1. Limited options & choices

Limited options and choices sound negative – ignore that sound, limits are a positive thing.

Too many options and choices often lead to excess time devoted to decision making. Limit options and you spend more time at leisure and less time stressing about decisions.

The first way staying downtown will help you is that it will limit your choices – fewer options means less time engaged in decision making and more time for leisure.

Beaufort has only two hotels downtown – the Beaufort Inn and the Inlet Inn.

The Beaufort Inn is located at the very west end of Ann Street

The Inlet Inn is located at the corner of Front and Queen Streets

I have stayed at both many times and love them, though each is a distinct experience. We will give you detailed reviews of both in the future. But if you are staying in a hotel downtown you have to pick one or the other (Beaufort does have a few B&Bs and many houses to rent but we will deal with them in future posts – we’ll stick to the hotels now).

Limit your choices; stay downtown.

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