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Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Charleston, SC

Just named one of the most romantic getaways in the world by Fodor's Travel, Charleston is your destination for Valentine's Day 2014. Dazzle in the romantic allure of our Southern city with these unique date ideas for celebrating with your Valentine at Wild Dunes Resort.

When in Charleston, charm comes naturally. Whether you’re a pair of golfers, fitness buffs, nature lovers or old-fashioned romantics, sweeten your weekend of love with a Southern adventure.

For the Lovebirds:

Valentine's "Dancing Palm" Painting Class
Saturday, February 15, 3-5 p.m.
The Sandbar at the Links Clubhouse
Reservations required 24 hrs in advance. Call 843-886-2292.
Get creative this Valentine's Day! Explore your artistic side in this fun, social painting class taught by professional artists from Fear No Easel in Mt. Pleasant. Paint your own palmetto masterpiece inspired by local artist Richard Neal Gribble's famous "Dancing Palm" painting - the perfect keepsake for a vacation at the beach or one-of-a-kind gift for your special someone, family or friends! Open to the public. $39 per person for Wild Dunes Resort guests; $42 per person for non-Resort guests. Reservations required by 3 p.m. Friday, February 14. Contact Island Adventures Supervisor Danielle Gallant at 843-886-2292 or by email

Charleston Cocktail Mixology Tour
This one and a half hour tour will introduce you to some of Charleston’s best Mixologists! Each Mixology Tour stops at three watering holes where guests will meet the magicians behind the bars mixing Charleston’s most exciting, innovative and delicious drinks. After discussing the art and craft of mixing cocktails, and gaining insight into how Charleston’s mixologists are embracing traditional techniques and taking ingredients from farm to tumbler, tour participants will have an opportunity to sample a specialty craft cocktail at each of the three stops! While walking between establishments, your guide will provide insight into Charleston’s cocktail culture, both past and present. Mixology Tours are offered on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. On Mondays and Saturdays, tours meet at the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse, located at 161 East Bay Street. On Thursdays and Fridays, tours meet on the rooftop patio at Stars Restaurant, located at 495 King Street. Cost is $40 per person. A 24-hour advance reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292.

Charleston Historic Carriage Tour 
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 age 4-12 and complimentary for age 3 or under, if sitting in parent’s lap, otherwise child price applies. Tours are offered daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Reservations are not required. Tours run continuously throughout the day, with carriages available every 20 minutes. For your convenience, advance tickets may be purchased at Island Adventures Outfitters. Call 843.886.2292.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Sea Island Grill  
A romantic four-course champagne Charleston, SC Valentine’s Day dinner at the Sea Island Grill for you and your special someone. Cost is $65 per person. This special dinner is nearly sold out. Call 843.886.2200 for reservation availability. 

Couples Spa Services at Sand & Sea Salon and Spa 

Red Velvet Massage - New this Season 
Treat your sweetie to one of the South’s most sought after confections - spa style. This Swedish massage features whipped butter cream scented shea butter, sans calories! 
Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $105 per person
Thurs-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $120 per person

Couples Warm Seashell Massage 
Relax with your special someone and let the warm seashells used in this massage dissolve stress and release muscle tension. 
Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $203 per couple 
Thurs-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $235 per couple

Sweet Retreat Pedicure - New this Season 
A scrumptious sweet cream treatment that will leave you warm, cozy and ready to melt. $65 per person.  
*Call 843.886.2555 to book any of the spa services above. See a full list of our Isle of Palms spa treatments and salon services.

For the Golfing Duo:

Wine, Dine and Nine
What more could you want? The Wine, Dine and Nine package includes nine holes of couples golf after 2 p.m. on the Fazio-designed Links or Harbor Course, rental clubs, dinner for two at the Sea Island Grill inside the Boardwalk Inn and a bottle of wine to enjoy. Cost is $280 per couple. Call 843.886.6000 to book.*Stay overnight with our Wine, Dine and Nine Getaway Package.

Couples Sunset Nine Holes
For couples looking for an afternoon tee for two, we offer nine-hole play for a discounted rate.  Play either of our two Fazio-designed courses and take in the picturesque views of the marsh, ocean, and the greens. Call 843.886.2164 to schedule a tee time.
*View our complete list of Charleston golf clinics and instruction.

For Nature Lovers:

Couples-Only Champagne Sunset Kayaking Paddle 
Enjoy this beautiful and relaxing paddle at sunset through the saltwater marshes. Fully embrace the sites and sounds of your surroundings as you pause and recline waterside while leisurely sipping champagne. Be sure to toast the moment! Trip is offered daily. Please call 843.886.2292 for times. Cost is $55 per person. A 24-hour advance reservation is required.

Three-Hour Morgan Creek Kayaking Paddle
Couples craving quality time in the great outdoors can explore some of the most beautiful salt marshes in the South Carolina Lowcountry during this three-hour kayaking journey. Home to a variety of wildlife including herons, pelicans, gulls, dolphins, turtles and otters, the intricate tidal flats surrounding the resort offer breathtaking beauty for a daytime adventure. Paddle times are scheduled throughout the day based on your schedule. Cost is $60 for adults. Call 843.886.2292 to reserve this excursion. *Stay overnight with our Morgan Creek Kayaking Getaway Package.

Bike Rentals to Explore 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 the Resort Bike Shop at 843.886.2293. View favorite Resort and Isle of Palms biking trails

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
February 14-16, 2014
Charleston goes wild during this weekend-long celebration of wildlife and nature. The 28th Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition will be held at a variety of venues throughout downtown Charleston. Includes world-class original art, diverse exhibits, interesting presentations and lectures, not to mention Southern hospitality and lots of fun! Make the most of the festival weekend with our SEWE Beach Getaway Package, available to book online or by calling 888.778.1876

After enjoying the events downtown, continue the celebrations back on Isle of Palms with a special SEWE menu available at the Sea Island Grill, the Resort’s fine dining restaurant located in the Boardwalk Inn. 

For more information on exposition events, call 843.723.1748 or visit

For Fitness Buffs:

It Takes Two - New this Season
Like they say, it takes two to make a thing go right so grab your sweetheart and try out our Perfect Pairing Spa Package (below) and either the Partner Powerhouse or Valentine’s Vinyasa below. Call 843.886.2555 to book. 
Sun-Wed Appointments: $310 per couple
Thurs-Sat Appointments: $325 per couple.
*Stay overnight with our It Takes Two: Heart-Pumping & Pamper Getaway Package.

Partner Powerhouse - Share a full body conditioning workout using each other for resistance and moral support. Cost is $40 per couple.

Valentine’s Vinyasa Yoga - Get energized and toned alongside your Valentine in this Vinyasa Yoga class. Cost is $40 per couple.

Perfect Pairing - Includes a 50-minute Therapeutic Couples Massage and two Signature Pedicures.
Sun-Wed: 120 minutes, $270
Thurs-Sat: 120 minutes, $285

Cardio Tennis (All levels) 
Get the workout you’re looking for with non-stop drills and tennis-specific footwork. No previous tennis experience is necessary. This clinic meets Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8-9 a.m. Cost is $29 per session. Call the Tennis Center at 843.886.2113 to sign up.
*View a complete list of our Charleston Tennis Clinics and Instruction.

Want more romance? Take in serene walks on the beach, soothing lulls of the Atlantic, miles of scenic walking trails and stunning sunrise views – all complimentary here at Wild Dunes Resort. Even better, call our pre-arrival team at 843.886.6000 or by email to surprise your sweetie with a pre-arranged Bubbles & Bliss champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries amenity.

Explore all of our Charleston, SC Valentine’s Day getaway packages, our seasonal vacation planner with Resort activities and offerings perfect for couples and Charleston area events and happenings

See your Charleston Couples Getaway that awaits!


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