Old Town Bluffton is a gorgeous and welcoming town nestled on the banks of May River. Located in the town of Bluffton, the old town has charm, culture, history, and fun. It’s laid back, coastal vibe makes for a relaxing time yet it has plenty for people to do.
The entire old town is bikeable, walkable, or if you’re lucky enough to know a local, golf cart-able. Most of the locals own golf carts and drive from their nearby houses into the old town where they can enjoy great food, live music, and shop the local boutiques.
So, now that we’ve convinced you to start planning your trip, here are some tips on what to do, where to stay, and where to eat:
What To Do:
Calhoun Street is where it all happens. Many of the local boutiques have turned historic homes into unique Bluffton shopping experiences. Gigi’s Boutique is owned and operated by a Bluffton native and is a great destination for those who dig the Lowcountry style. Looking to add the Lowcountry vibes to your home or maybe pick up a Bluffton-inspired gift? Check out the Bluffton General Store which has everything from hats and candles to jewelry and kitchenware. And, if you’re looking to pick up a few pieces of art created by local artists, stop by one of Old Town Bluffton’s many art galleries.
Once you’ve shopped all the stores, explore history at the gorgeous Church of the Cross built in the 1800s, enjoy the view at Pritchard Pocket Park, and get to know the roots of Old Town Bluffton at The Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center.
Where To Eat:
Old Town Bluffton has fine dining, casual dining, and some of the best Lowcountry cuisine you’ll ever find. Head to The Cottage Cafe, Bakery, and Tea Room and enjoy brunch in a quaint cottage built in 1868 or even on the porch outside. Don’t fill up on brunch before you try one of their amazing desserts though. You can grab a quick, tasty dish while listening to live music at Captain Woody’s or Calhoun’s or splurge a little at The Pearl.
Where To Sleep:
Catch some zzz’s right in town at the Old Town Bluffton Inn in one of their fourteen guest rooms. They offer complimentary breakfast, coffee, and wi-fi to all guests. Or if you’d rather feel more like a local, check out one of these Air BNB’s.
When planning your trip make sure to check for festivals that might be going on while you’re visiting as the Old Town has festivals all throughout the year.
Have you been to Old Town Bluffton? What’s your favorite part.