Nine things to love about Charleston, according to The Huffington Post

The Federal Street pond: Not to be missed by any visitor.

How much does The Huffington Post contributor George Hobica love Charleston? Let him count the ways. But he also doesn't over look Beaufort.

Profiling Charleston's art scene, shopping, beaches, lodging, libations, golfing, walkability, and food, Hobica closses out his piece with a shout out to the Lowcounty's beauty, and Beaufort's.

"Coming to Charleston and not getting out into the quieter parts of the low country is like coming to New York City and not seeing Central Park", writes Hobica. "You can skip it, but you'd be missing out big time. At least once during your stay, hop in the car and head out into the wilds; a great destination is bucolic Beaufort, one of South Carolina's most perfectly formed and preserved old towns, you might just find yourself wishing you'd planned a vacation here instead."