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Fourth of July three day weekend brings business to Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

Fourth of July fell on a Friday this year causing more families to invest in a vacation knowing their weekend will last three days. One of the places vacationers have been flocking to is downtown Beaufort, South Carolina.

Whether it was taking carriage tours, visiting the beach, or simply walking the streets to sight see families had a variety of activities to choose from this holiday weekend in Beaufort.

Josh Grimaldi, Assistant Manager of the popular Rhett House Inn said, "We've been booked for a solid week straight now."

Grimaldi estimates business has increased about 40 percent thanks to the city's recent recognition in Southern Living, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Magazine.

Robb Wells, a tourism division executive of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce said, "We're seeing more and more people raise their hands saying, hey, you know what? I've been reading about Beaufort, now it's time to invest and go down there and take a look-see and enjoy the area."

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