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Bluffton

3.8
Golf Courses · Factory Outlets · Churches

Popular things to do in Bluffton

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Neighborhood
Old Town Bluffton
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
May River Excursions
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
The Church of the Cross
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Factory Outlet
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. It is primarily located around U.S. Route 278, between Hilton Head Island and Interstate 95. The town's original one square mile area, now known as Old Town, is situated on a bluff along the May River. The population was counted by the 2010 census at 12,893. Bluffton is the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina with a population over 2,500, growing 882.7% between the 2000 and 2010 census. Bluffton is the fifth largest municipality in South Carolina by land area. The town is a primary city within the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bluffton is known for its eclectic Old Town district and natural views of the May River. It has been called "the last true coastal village of the South."Following the Tariff of 1842, Bluffton became a hotbed of separatist sentiment. In 1844 the Bluffton Movement, a protest against federal taxes, gave birth to the secession movement and led South Carolina to be the first state to leave the Union. In the antebellum period Bluffton became a popular location for wealthy merchants and plantation owners. During the Civil War two-thirds of the town was destroyed by fire during the Union's Bluffton Expedition on June 4, 1863. Plan your trip to Bluffton and other United States destinations using our handy United States trip planner.

Side trips from Bluffton

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State Park
Hunting Island State Park Beaufort
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours Beaufort
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Old Sheldon Church Ruins Yemassee
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bluffton

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Spa
Spas
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Golf Course
Hilton Head National
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Golf Course
Old South Golf Links
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Bluffton

Golf Course
May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Crescent Pointe Golf Club
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Okatie Creek Golf Club
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Eagle's Pointe Golf Club
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Bluffton

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Moonlit Lullaby
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Flea Market
Bluffton Farmers Market
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Bluffton

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Historic Site
Cyrus Garvin House
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

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