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