Welcome to ‘America’s Favorite Town’

“Hungry Town” and “Fish Towne” were some of the early names for Beaufort, North Carolina. That was over 300 years ago. A lot has changed this then, but Beaufort is still the perfect destination for those hungry for southern history.

Today, Beaufort possesses an old-world, southern charm, steeped in maritime history and adventure brought by its home on the Atlantic Ocean. If you plan a trip to Beaufort, North Carolina, you’ll find whimsical shops, world-class dining, historic attractions and accommodations in celebrated inns and B&B’s. Cozy inns line the harbor, inspiring author Nicholas Sparks to set two of his novels, “The Choice” and “A Walk to Remember,” in Beaufort.

Every time you come to Beaufort, it’s a chance to explore and discover. This is just as true of the activities as it is of the food.  At the historic Beaufort waterfront, you can stroll down Front Street and beyond to reveal a plethora of antique and boutique shops, museums and art galleries. You’ll soon discover why Beaufort was named ‘America’s Favorite Town’ by Travel + Leisure magazine.



Looking for what’s going on in Beaufort, North Carolina?  Look no further!  You’ve come to the right place. With our Events Calendar, you’ll learn everything you need to know about what’s happening in “America’s Favorite Town.” We have assembled the most extensive guide for things to do in Beaufort for everything from annual festivals to weekly events. We’ve even included nearby attractions such as Cape Lookout National Seashore, Fort Macon, and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center. Everything you need to know will be in one convenient place – on your smartphone or desktop computer!




There so much to do in Beaufort! Take a look at the local attractions. From the Old Burying Ground to the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center where traditional wooden boat building still takes place. Don’t miss the North Carolina Maritime Museum during your stay. It’s the official repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. The notorious pirate ran his ship aground in Beaufort Inlet in 1718. Learn about the Beaufort’s Historic District with a walking tour or bicycle tour through 300 year’s of Beaufort’s history.




Be sure to check out our Beaufort NC Events Blog. You’ll find interesting articles and more in-depth information on signature events, new businesses, and off-season promotions. Looking for a local North Carolina beer, a free wine tasting or a culinary tour? We’ll let you know where to go. We’ll provide you with some great ideas so you can build your “bucket list” of things to do during your daytrip, weekend getaway, or Crystal Coast vacation. If it’s your first visit to Beaufort or a returning getaway, you’ll find these articles interesting and worthwhile.




Food and drink make up a big part of Beaufort. You don’t have to go far in any direction to find amazing chefs, locally-sourced meals, and great restaurants. Now, you don’t have to go any further than your smartphone or laptop with the Beaufort Restaurant Guide.D esigned for smartphone use, you’ll find our Beaufort Restaurant Guide is an easy reference for everything from Restaurants & Bars, Food Tours, Speciality Shops, Local Seafood, Venues, and more. We have everything you need to know about Beaufort’s restaurant scene in one convenient place – on your smartphone or desktop computer!




Don’t miss the boat! Stay connected with “America’s Favorite Town” so you’ll be up-to-date on the events, activities, and things to do throughout the year in Beaufort, North Carolina. It’s as easy as logging onto your desktop computer and adding us to your “Favorites.” On your mobile device, be sure to add our Events Calendar to your home screen for easy access on your smartphone!

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