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Best in Travel Awards Announced for Charleston, SC, Isle of Palms & Wild Dunes Resort -- Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2014

Everybody's talking about...Charleston!

JUST ANNOUNCED: For the fourth consecutive year, our charming Charleston, South Carolina has been voted #1 City in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. In addition, Charleston was voted #2 Top City in the World, favorably compared to #1 Florence, Italy.  

And there’s more: We sincerely thank you for voting Isle of Palms, South Carolina as one of the Top 30 Islands in the World and our very own Wild Dunes Resort as a Top Resort in the South!

Read on to hear what Condé Nast Traveler’s Editor-in-Chief Pilar Guzmán had to say about Charleston’s exciting recognition and more details about the acclaimed travel awards. 

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FINAL DAY TO SAVE! Charleston, SC Vacation Special Offer: 45% off Resort Stays

Ends 9 p.m. EST TONIGHT, 10/9! Whatever you wished for this year [vacation, quality time with family or friends, romance, time off to unplug, to exercise more, learn a new sport or go someplace you’ve never been…], the time is NOW to make it happen at Charleston’s Island Resort.

  • Special Offer: Receive 45% off best available rates in the AAA Four Diamond  Boardwalk Inn  and  Village at Wild Dunes  in Charleston’s picturesque Isle of Palms. 
    Valid stay dates: October 7, 2014 - January 4, 2015.
  • Extra Special Offer - Experience even more with 45% off golf rounds on the award-winning  Links  and  Harbor Courses  (must be purchased along with accommodations at time of reservation booking to receive savings).

Waste no time! You must book by 9 P.M. EST OCTOBER 9th. Even better, arrive on a Sunday through Wednesday for best nightly rates. 

Book this Charleston, SC beach vacation deal online now  [promo code: TIME72] or call 888.778.1876 to take advantage of this limited-time special!

Whatever sparks your travel – a family vacation, romantic weekend escape, guys or girlfriends getaway, bachelor/bachelorette party, or holiday celebration – plan to make the most of your stay with all-new activities , special events and happenings in our seasonal Fall/Holiday Vacation Planner and Charleston Event Calendar . For activity, event or dining reservations, speak with your Reservation agent at time of booking.

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Buy Tickets to Two Special Culinary Events at Charleston's Island Resort - Fall 2014

Join us at Charleston’s Island Resort for two special culinary events this October and November - the first-ever Tale of the Fish Italian Culinary Soiree and the second annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival. Tickets are still available, but going fast. Read on to purchase your tickets online today!

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Swing for the Cure at Wild Dunes Resort’s Isle of Palms, SC Tennis and Golf Fundraiser, October 26, 2014

Join us Saturday, October 26, 2014 at Wild Dunes Resort for a tennis and golf fundraiser to benefit the Lowcountry Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Charleston Event Spotlight: This Weekend! Isle of Palms, SC Connector 5k & 10k Run and Walk for the Child

Ready to run?! We're excited to welcome all runners, walkers & spectators out to the island this weekend for the annual IOP Connector Run and Walk for the Child. We'll be setting up for the fun both Friday at the Pre-Race Bib Pick-Up Event and early Race Day, Saturday October 4.

What's more - we'll bringing along exclusive "enter to win" giveaways & Resort specials, so be sure and stop by the Wild Dunes Resort booth!

Running behind? There's still time to register for the IOP race! Read on for details. We'll see you out there!


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Set Your Reminders! Check Back to WildDunes.com for Something Special – Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – Charleston, SC’s Island Resort

Next week is going to be an exciting one! We’re about to share something special from Charleston, SC that you won’t want to miss. 

Be one of the first to find out the details! Next Tuesday morning, October 7, 2014, check back to our Blog or the home page of wilddunes.com for a limited-time South Carolina Resort special!

Sign up for our email club to receive special offers and news delivered straight to your inbox from Charleston's Island Resort.

Connect with us…on and off the Resort! Find us on: Facebook,  Twitter,  InstagramYouTubePinterestGoogle + , and LinkedIn.


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Local Lineup: Top 10 Can’t-Miss Charleston, SC Events, Fall Festivals & Autumn Activities

Ever ponder the questions: What's going on in Charleston this weekend? Anything new and exciting? Can locals revel and relax at Wild Dunes?

If so, you've come to the right place. To the last question, we exclaim, "yes!" Consider Charleston's Island Resort, Your Island Resort and come on over for one of our exciting special events or a round of award-winning golf on the Links or Harbor Course. As for the other questions, hit pause on the pondering and fuel the fun! Read on for the top ten things to do in Charleston, SC this fall.

Autumn means adventure. We'll see you out there!    

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Introducing Weekends on the Plaza: Your All-in-One Destination for Fun this Fall in Charleston, SC

Whether you stop by for a drink or unwind and stay a while, Weekends on the Plaza take over the Village Plaza at Wild Dunes this fall as the place to be during the weekend in Charleston, SC! From college football game day drinnk specials to s'mores roasting by the fire pit, we invite you, friends and family to come hang out by the beach. Read on to see all that's happening over select weekends this fall at Wild Dunes Resortbest weekend getaways, charleston, sc

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Travel Tuesday Treat: jetBlue Sale with Fares as low as $69 to Charleston + Hotel Special Offer!

TODAY is the perfect time to book your Charleston, SC Fall Getaway! Make it a win with jetBlue's limited-time two-day sale fares as low as $69 from New York City JFK and $99 from Boston Logan to Charleston. The savings don't stop there. Score savings on your hotel accommodations with our Come One, Come Fall Special Offer available for stays September 1 – December 31, 2014. What are you waiting for? It's time to take off to vacation!

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What's New in Charleston & Around the Resort: Fall/Holiday 2014 Vacation Planner

September brings a fresh start and autumn beckons adventure!

Charleston, SC Activities by the Beach | What's New in #Charleston and Around The Resort | Wild Dunes Resort www.wilddunes.com/blog/whats-new-in-charleston-around-the-resort-fallholiday-2014-vacation-planner/?m=0Set your sights on a fall weekend getaway or holiday vacation in Charleston, South Carolina with our all-new Fall/Holiday Vacation Planner. This edition is loaded with an extensive set of new activities and offerings at the Resort and around the barrier islands and downtown Charleston. So don’t pack away those flip flops just yet…

Read on to explore what’s new and noteworthy and see all the possibilities and offerings in our complete online edition of the Charleston Fall/Holiday 2014 Vacation Planner.

Book your activities online through ourOnline Conciergeor contact Wild Dunes Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 843-886-2218 or byemailfor questions or reservations. 

Connect with us…on and off the Resort! Find us on Facebook,Twitter,Instagram,YouTube,PinterestandGoogle +. Don’t forget to tag your vacation memories with #wilddunes and share with us @wilddunesresort for your chance to be featured on our social media channels!

New Golf Offerings & Experiences

Birdies & Brews
Reservations: 843-886-2218
What’s better than golf with your favorite foursome? That’s simple. Just add beer...as downing a good, satisfying beer after the round has always been par for the course. That is golf with your buddies. We’ve come up with a concept that might sound a bit crazy – a golf-and-brewery tour. Play nine holes on one of our award-winning courses and quench your thirst this fall with a guided tour of a local Charleston brewery.

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Vote for your Favorite Charleston, SC Summer Photo to be the #SeasTheSummer Grand Prize Winner!

You all showed us how to #SeasTheSummer! It's down to the final three finalist photos -- selected by the contest panel from June, July and August -- and now it's up to you, our guests, friends, fans & followers, to help choose the grand prize winner of the Charleston, SC three-night beach getaway.

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Will it be the “Fabulous & 50” Girls Jumping for Joy on their Girls Getaway? The Upside Down Gymnast Beach Bliss? Or the Harbor Course Palm Tree Sunset Silhouette? 

Read on to cast your vote with a "like" on your favorite photo.

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Friends that Golf Together: An Invitation for Charleston Locals to Join Wild Dunes Resort's Golf Friends Program

Calling all Charleston Golfers! With fall just around the corner bringing a relief from Charleston humidity and heat, it's a great time to think about getting out on the green. Whether you golf every weekend or want to get into the game for the first time, we invite you to become a Golf Friend here at Wild Dunes.

charleston residents golf rates

By joining Charleston Golf Friends Program - designed for local residents of the Charleston Tri-County area - you'll enjoy discounted locals golf rates on the Harbor Course with an annual renewal period, plus exclusive Golf Friends-Only monthly specials offering even more benefits when you come out and play. Registration is easy and we'll get you out on the course in no time. Read on for details on how to become a Wild Dunes Golf Friend today!

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Boardwalk Inn

An intimate island hotel with a relaxed, private feel. Downstairs, enjoy The Sea Island Grill and Lounge and sparkling pool. Choose from guestrooms, suites, junior and presidential suite. Views vary.

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The Village

A collection of guestrooms, studios, one to three bedroom suites and penthouses, The Village is at the center of all Resort activity and a short walk from the beach. Views vary.

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Condo Rentals

Condo rentals at Wild Dunes Resort allow you to get exactly what you want from your vacation. Our condominiums are conveniently located throughout the Resort with easy access to the beach and all Resort amenities. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

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With three to seven bedrooms, all vacation homes offer convenient access to Resort amenities including restaurants, salon with spa services, shops, pools, award-winning activities and, of course, the beach. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

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