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Address: Beaufort, SC
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Charming main street

Bay Street is one of South Carolina's finest historic central business districts with a good mix of shops for residents and visitors alike.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Bay Street is one of South Carolina's finest historic central business districts with a good mix of shops for residents and visitors alike.

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Westminster, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It's down home atmosphere and friendly people. They did not stay open very late during the week. We were there on Tuesday through Thursday.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We drove to beautiful Beaufort on our way from Charleston to Savannah. Although we did not have a lot of time to explore, we found ourselves wishing we could stay a night or two. The area is like stepping back in time to a beautiful seaside village. There are lots of shops and dining establishments on Bay Street. It looks... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great shops, restaurants, and things to do. After walking Bay Street, walk along the river. Make sure you call ahead for a reservation on the river tour as these sell quickly. I will enter separate reviews of Plum restaurant, Emily's restaurant, Harvey's barber shop, and Rossignols jewelry and gifts. We will go back for the shrimp festival in October.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A smaller version of Charleston, Bay Street in Beaufort offer a nice eclectic mix of shops and restaurants directly overlooking the bay. Very nice.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were advised not to miss Beaufort SC. Great advice. What a charming town. Bay street is the lovely street that runs along the waterfront. Nice restaurants and shops make it a beautiful stroll. Beaufort was exactly the way we pictured it. Charming, small, friendly, walkable southern town.

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Chicago
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178 reviews 178 reviews
32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A number of galleries, some beachwear shops, a candy store, a used book store, a couple of antique shops and an olive oil shop should provide an interesting eclectic mix. The used book store was great, and the shop featuring antique maps (Rhett, I think) was interesting. The galleries, however, looked alike with collections of derivative art, the antique shops... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lots of t-shirt shops, "antique" stores, art galleries and real estate offices. Some great restaurants, though. Check out the side streets for something original.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great place for shopping for gifts for family back home. Favorite is Go Fish and Fordham Market. Love Southern Sweets-they have the best hot dogs in town and priced reasonably.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

if you like art, crafts, food and wine, bay street has them all. interesting and varied architecture line this street. stand on the steps of the verdier house where Lafayette stood and union soldiers patrolled. if you need to rest, go to the park and sit on the swings overlooking the beaufort river.

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