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A New Hideaway – Bluffton South Carolina

Posted on | December 4, 2011 | Comments Off on A New Hideaway – Bluffton South Carolina

Article by Jean Pardue

Bluffton, South Carolina

Low Country Travel Secret in South Carolina – Bluffton

Facts About Bluffton Bluffton is located in Beaufort County and is situated on a high bluff which overlooks the May River. This channel of water has been a huge attribute to the town’s history and success.  The town is located just west over the bridge of Hilton Head Island, SC and approximately 20 miles northeast of Savannah, GA. The quaint town is south of both Beaufort and Charleston making it the perfect vacation getaway for Low Country travelers.

Rice and cotton plantation owners built the first homes in Bluffton during the 1800s. The town was officially incorporated by the South Carolina Assembly in 1852. Much of Bluffton was burned during the Civil War Period but is now a thriving community and a leader in tourism.  Only a few buildings remained. The Church of the Cross, which was spared during the war, is an attraction you will not want to miss. From this astonishing sight you will get a bird’s eye view of the May River. Bluffton is rapidly developing and is currently among the fastest growing towns in the state of South Carolina. Its streets are filled with bed & breakfasts, churches, antebellum homes, and many eccentric shops.

This remarkable South Carolina sanctuary gives a glimpse of the Lowcountry’s past, present and future. Bluffton attracts many visitors and residents each year who are searching for a lifestyle of relaxation and becoming part of a close-knit community. With its moderate climate and sunny days, Bluffton is the place you want to be for a perfect holiday. Things To Do In Bluffton Once you arrive at Bluffton, your first stop should be the Heyward House Historic Center and The Official Welcome Center. The Heyward House is the 4th oldest structure remaining in the Lowcountry coastal town of Bluffton. It is the only historic home still open for public visitation. While there, be sure to pick up a copy of the tour maps and guides for all the shops, restaurants, and special events taking place in Bluffton. Bluffton is the ideal town for that get-a-way you have been longing for. For all you passionate shoppers who are visiting Bluffton, you will have the good fortune of traveling just a few more miles for shopping in historic Savannah, Hilton Head Island, or Beaufort. You will be located right in the center of the Low Country. If you are an avid golfer, your dream will come true when you visit the Lowcountry golf courses. You will find some of the courses are private, but many are open to the public for a substantial fee. Golfers say it is well worth it!!! After a long day of shopping and golfing and your stomach is saying, “What About Me?”, you’ll find over 200 restaurants from which you can choose in the Bluffton and Hilton Head areas. Of course, shrimp and other seafood is at the top of all the menus but a large variety of international cusine is also offered to suit even the most picky of eaters.

After a full day of entertainment and dining you are ready to go back to the hotel and relax in the hot tub or take a swim. You can sit back and reminisce about what a fantastic day this has been. Who knows, maybe one day you will call Bluffton your home!!