Beaufort, SC City Guide | Design*Sponge

Originally published on the widely popular lifestyle blog Design*Sponge

"Today’s Beaufort, SC City Guide comes to us from Mallory Baches.  Ten years ago, Mallory, her husband, daughter, and French bulldog settled into the southern city of Beaufort and quickly fell for the charm of the sea islands. An urban designer and civic specialist, she is the founder and director of The Civic Hub, where she focuses her work on the intersection of urban design and community development. Today, she shares with us the many gems this city has to offer with her extensive guide on the best dining, sites, and activities to enjoy in Beaufort.  Thank you for such a wonderful guide Mallory! –Stephanie

Read the full guide after the jump…"

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