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Explore Charleston, SC "Top City in the US" this Fall and Winter Season

Have you heard? Our charming Charleston, SC has just been ranked “#1 City in the U.S.” by Conde Nast Traveler's Readers’ Choice Awards…for the third consecutive year in a row! There's no better time to come visit and see what the buzz is all about...

"We have been tickled pink and on top of the world," says Frank Fredericks, Managing Director of Wild Dunes Resort and Chair of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitor Bureau Board of Governors of the earlier top city wins. "Now, Charleston is completely charmed to have received such an honor for the third year in a row."

How to explore our wonderful city? Here are five of our favorite ways…and some from fellow guests as well!

Take a Carriage Ride
A horse drawn carriage tour of Charleston is a blend of knowledge, wit, humor, and history. During this one hour tour, you will experience 25–30 blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district. See beautiful and historic houses, gardens, mansions, churches, and parks and find yourself captivated while learning about buildings, history, architecture, flora and people. Cost is
$22 per adult, $14 per child ages 4-12 and complimentary for age 3 or under, if sitting in parent’s lap. Palmetto Carriage Tours are offered daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call 843.886.2292 to book yours today.

Bike or stroll along the Resort and Barrier Island
Explore our beautiful island on wheels. Junior and adult bicycles, kids' tandems and trailers are available for rent at the Bike Shop located at the Tennis Center. Rentals are available by the hour, half-day, day, multi-day or week. Call 843.886.2293.

See the best trails and insider riding tips from the Bike Shop Manager, Dave Luebchow.

Shop in historic downtown Charleston
From boutique favorites and new designers along lower King Street to the trendy and avant-garde on the blocks of Upper King, there’s no better place to spend a full day (or two!) of street shopping.

Explore Caper’s Island and Boneyard Beach
What’s a boneyard beach? Hear a local expert explain exactly that from a boneyard beach on Caper’s Island, SC just minutes from Wild Dunes Resort.

Walk the Battery and Cobblestone Streets
Come explore the historic Battery with a native Charlestonian guide. Meander through back alleyways and cobblestone streets, and stroll along the prestigious Battery, reveling in the cityof Charleston’s amazing beauty and historic traditions. There is something for everyone to enjoy on this popular Charleston historic tour. Some of the highlights will include: Rainbow Row, Antebellum Mansions, Hidden Gardens & Courtyards, Churches & Graveyards, The Old Exchange Building, The Civil War & a visual tour of Fort Sumter and Two Meeting Street Inn. Tour is offered daily from 10 a.m-12 p.m. Cost is $20 per adult, $10 per child age 7-12 and complimentary for children age 6 or under. A 24 hour advanced reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292. 

Don’t just take our word for it! Hear what Resort guests and visitors say are their musts when visiting Charleston

With gentle sea breezes and mild Carolina weather, plus an array of seasonal Resort activities and Charleston area festivals and events, there’s no better time to visit award-winning Charleston’s Island Resort!

Find your way to Charleston with an overnight beach getaway. Browse our special offers and beach vacation packages to help you start planning today! 


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