Local's Guide: 2 Days in Charleston
Browse a Top Travel Destinations list and you’re sure to spot this Southern gem leading the pack, “#1 City in America” (four years in a row), “Top City in the World,” “Best City for Foodies,” “Friendliest City in the U.S.” to name a few. Yet, actions speak louder than words, right? Pack your bags and see for yourself all there is to love about this charming, coastal, candy-colored city. We teamed up with native Charlestonian Daisy Bainum from Wild Dunes Resort to get a local’s low-down of favorite things to do in Charleston, SC in this insider’s travel guide to South Carolina’s oldest city.
#TBT: Throwback Thursday to Cyber Monday Sale - Second Chance to Save up to 40% Off Stays!
Missed Cyber Monday? Don't fret! In honor of Throwback Thursday, we're hitting the rewind button to offer you another chance at Cyber Monday Savings of up to 40% off stays through March! Who wouldn't want to relive a sale this good?
Read on to see the offer and book your stay! Don't delay - this blast from the past is only valid through midnight tonight. Book this Charleston, SC vacation deal online now!
Just Released: Bryan Bros. Beach Trick Shot Video at Wild Dunes featured on Golf.com + PGA.com
When it comes to the game of golf, master trick-shot artists The Bryan Bros prove it’s more than just an old man’s game. Look no further than this just-released “Trick Shot of the Day” video filmed along the Atlantic Ocean on the Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort. “A truly impressive 15 seconds of video, if nothing else." -- Golf.com
Watch the Bryan Bros. “Sick Beach Trick Shot” below and read on for more behind-the-scenes trick shots, news and videos.
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.
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.
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!
Charleston Restaurant Week 2014 at the Sea Island Grill, Isle of Palms, SC
Island Brews & Chews 2014: 5 Reasons You Won’t Want To Miss This Charleston Craft Beer Festival
Go ahead, mark your calendar now (and score early bird discounted tickets) for Island Brews & Chews 2014 at Charleston’s Island Resort – Saturday, November 1, 2014.
When the fall season hits Charleston, it brings an exciting line-up of events and festivals across the city. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply looking to have some fun over Halloween Weekend 2014 – here are five reasons Island Brews & Chews Craft Beer Festival is where you’ll want to be!
Save the Date: Second Annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival in Charleston, SC
It’s back and better than ever! You’re invited to join us for the Second Annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival at Palm Cove – November 1, 2014. This year’s beer festival at Wild Dunes Resort will bring the best of last year’s event and even more brews, chews and island fun to your Halloween Weekend.
Read on for event details and how to score early bird pricing on advance tickets purchased by October 24.
Resort Event Spotlight: Shopping on the Village Plaza, Wednesday April 23 5-8pm
Please join us Wednesday, April 23 from 5-8 p.m. for our special Shopping on the Plaza market featuring local Charleston artisan crafts and Resort gifts, wares, art and more.
Celebrate Earth Day in Charleston, SC: Wild Dunes Resort and South Carolina Aquarium Host Sustainable Seafood Dinner at the Sea Island Grill
Join us in celebrating Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 with a five-course prix fixe Sustainable Seafood Dinner and wine pairings at the Sea Island Grill, located inside the Boardwalk Inn hotel. Read on for details!
Ask-A-Pro Tennis Blog
We're going to be staying in a condo on Isle of Palms this next week with two of our sons, 16 and 10. The 16 year old starts high school season next week. The 10 year old plays mostly green dot ball. Both of them would like to get some tennis in during the week. We wondered about the cost of private lessons or the possibility of group programs. Thank you.
You’re Invited: Wild Dunes Resort’s Facebook Spring Break Q&A Chat - Thursday, March 27, 1 - 1:30 p.m. EST
Who’s excited for Spring Break 2014? Want expert advice on everything from what to do at the Resort to Charleston must-see attractions? Join us for a special Pre-Spring Break Facebook Q&A Live Chat with Wild Dunes Resort’s Pre-Arrival Concierges. During the chat, you’ll have the chance to ask our team of Resort experts your questions about the Resort, Spring Break activities, dining and more. Read on for details!
New for Spring Break 2014 in Charleston, SC: Duney's VIP All-Inclusive Kids Recreation Pass
For the first time ever, Charleston’s Island Resort is offering an all-inclusive kids passport to fun at the beach – Duney’s VIP Pass! Purchase your VIP pass at the beginning of you family beach vacation at Island Adventures® Outfitters on the Village Plaza or call 843.886.2292 to sign up in advance. The VIP Pass comes on a lanyard that must be worn by children at all activities. Read on to see the kid-friendly fun in store for your Spring Break Vacation in Charleston, SC.
Happy First Day of Spring in Charleston!
Shades of Spring at Charleston's Island Resort. Come visit and share this sunny season with us at the beach!
For the Love of Food: The Lettered Olive Restaurant and Lounge at Wild Dunes Resort Opens Tonight!
Happy Friday! Tonight’s going to be a good night. This evening at Charleston’s Island Resort, we’re set to open the doors to our seasonal Resort restaurant, The Lettered Olive, located on the Village Plaza. View the Lettered Olive’s menu and read on for more details and photos of some of our top dinner choices!
Golf FOREcast: Daylight Savings Time + Great Weather=Tee Time at Wild Dunes Resort!
Golfers, celebrate! Finally, the time has come to spring forward and push our clocks one hour ahead! Pair daylight savings with great weather on the horizon for the perfect chance to enjoy a round or more at Wild Dunes Resort this weekend.
An Important Pre-Arrival GPS and Island Construction Update for Your Vacation Preparation
We would like to share important GPS information and island construction updates that will be helpful in your vacation preparation.
Spring Break and Easter in Charleston, SC: Special Beach Activities and Events at Wild Dunes Resort
Celebrate a break from school and work with all-new vacation activities and offerings available this Spring Break season, April 7-20, 2014, at Charleston's Island Resort! Plan your vacation in advance with this comprehensive Charleston Spring Break 2014 guide – stocked with information on Resort happenings and ideas for a fun-filled family Spring Break at Charleston’s Island Resort.
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.
What’s New for Spring 2014! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities in our Seasonal Vacation Planner
The 2014 Spring Vacation Planner has arrived with a thrilling new collection of Resort activities, happenings and offerings for the New Year! Read on to see all that's new and awaits you on your next Wild Dunes beach vacation…
Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at Charleston's Island Resort
Want to forgo the cooking this Thanksgiving? From our traditional buffet in The Sweetgrass Pavilion to our Thanksgiving Feast delivered to your home or condo, we invite you to join us for America's favorite food holiday!
Resort Activity Spotlight: Seventh Annual Turkey Trot 5k Beach Run in Charleston, SC
Turkey on your mind? Suitably so with America’s favorite harvest feast just two weeks away! Here’s how we talk turkey at Charleston’s Island Resort: first, the turkey feasting, then the turkey trotting! New to the tradition? A guest favorite, seven years running (pun intended), Wild Dunes Resort’s Turkey Trot is a scenic 5K fun run/walk on Isle of Palms Beach. Don’t fret. It happens two days after Thanksgiving…giving plenty of time for the tryptophan to wear off!
Charleston, SC Father’s Day Activities at Wild Dunes Resort
Check out our Isle of Palms resort offerings that are sure to make this Father’s Day getaway one to remember!
Wild Dunes Resort Earns Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!
We're delighted to share that Wild Dunes Resort received Trip Advisor's "2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!"
Wild Dunes Resort Summer Photo Sweepstakes with Flat Duney
Meet our new Resort celebrity and star of this summer’s photo contest, Flat Duney! Color, cut, snap a photo & share him enjoying your Wild Dunes Charleston, SC beach vacation and beyond for chances to win all summer long!
Wild Dunes Resort Activity Spotlight: Memorial Day Beach Fun Run and Southern Social in Charleston, SC
Introducing our first ever “People Chase” Fun Run and Southern Social at Wild Dunes Resort! Join us for a one mile beach run with small hurdles followed by a southern social with local vendors, cocktails, and food (imagine the traditional steeple chase with a Wild Dunes Resort twist)! Get the details…
Charleston, SC Memorial Day Activities by the Beach at Wild Dunes Resort
Kick off the start of summer with Memorial Day by the beach at Wild Dunes Resort! See a roundup of all Memorial Day activities happening on the Resort!
Explore Charleston, SC and Isle of Palms with Bicycle Rentals at Wild Dunes Resort
Explore the Isle of Palms and the Resort by the area’s favorite mode of transportation – bicycles! See the best trails and insider riding tips from the Bike Shop Manager, Dave Luebchow.
Wild Dunes Resort Activity Spotlight: New Shrimp & Grits Facial in Charleston, SC
Welcome a facial for the little shrimp in your life. Sand & Sea Salon with Spa Services got creative with that famous southern staple, Shrimp & Grits – and now it can be found not only on our dining menus, but on our spa menu as well!
Resort Activity Spotlight: Charleston Inshore “Creek Fishing” Charters at Wild Dunes Resort
Tag along with our top Lowcountry guides as they take you “Creek Fishing" in the salt marsh and show you the best spots for reeling ‘em in!
What’s New this Summer! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities at Wild Dunes Resort
The 2013 Summer Vacation Planner has arrived and brought along “Brand New” resort activities, happenings and offerings! Make sure you keep an eye out for the “Brand New” stamp throughout the Vacation Planner so you don’t miss out on the fun!
Family Fun by the Beach!
Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than with family by the beach? We can't! We invite you to experience first-hand why families return year after year to Wild Dunes Resort with our "A Tradition of Family Fun video." Enjoy!
Sweeping Views, Beautiful Hues...Charleston, SC
An acclaimed city by media, visitors and residents alike, Charleston, SC is known for its beloved lowcountry vistas. But, why tell you about it when you can see for yourself.
Want to experience it in person? Please be our guest.
One Wild Weekend...literally
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is quickly approaching! Will you be joining us for this wild weekend?
September's Winning Photo
Time to announce our final My Wild Dunes Summer Photo Sweepstakes winner! September's winning image is...Patiently Waiting.
August's Winning Photo
It's that time again, time to announce the August My Wild Dunes Summer Photo Sweepstakes winner! This month's winning image is...Beach Turtles.
Charleston Wins Best Tennis Town
It's official, Charleston, S.C. has been awarded USTA's "Best Tennis Town in America" distinction! The winning town was announced Monday during the U.S. Open, and Charleston was among two other cities, Atlanta, G.A. and Richmond, V.A. in the semi-finalists.
Sand sun and sea
My daughter could have spent days on the beach. She had so much fun just being a kid and not having schedules to follow. We all had a relaxing time!
The luckiest sweet tea in the world
This icy sweet tea got the privilege of sitting on the Pavilion at Wild Dunes while watching the beach and the ocean.
Our New Vacation Planner Cover
Throughout the year, we publish our treasured Wild Dunes Resort Vacation Planner, a helpful pocket guide detailing each season’s activities on the Resort. For this year's Fall/Holiday Planner, we asked our loyal Facebook fans to vote on their favorite cover. Now, the votes are in...
July's Photo Sweepstakes Winner
The first of the month brings another exciting announcement for our monthly My Wild Dunes Summer Photo Sweepstakes winner! This month's winning image is...Up To His Toes.
Bird's Eye View - Charleston Area From Above
The Charleston area is steeped with history, culture and beautiful scenery. But, have you ever thought about what it looks like from a bird's eye view as you fly over Charleston and Wild Dunes, South Carolina? Look no further…
Wild Dunes Named Green Hotel
Wild Dunes Resort is thrilled to be designated as a "Green SC Hotel" by the Green Hospitality Alliance! Only five properties hold this designation in the Charleston area.
You’re invited!...to Experience a Wild Dunes Wedding
Meet Samantha Martin, Wild Dunes Wedding Specialist, and learn how she makes weddings at Wild Dunes Resort effortless, fun and most of all…memorable.
Recently engaged or planning a wedding? Let Wild Dunes Resort help plan your destination island wedding at one of the most romantic wedding destinations in the country – Charleston, SC! Contact Samantha to learn more at 843.886.2283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game On for Golf at Wild Dunes, South Carolina
We're excited to share our newest golf video. Get a first-hand glimpse into the game of golf at Wild Dunes, SC and see what makes a round here so unique with commentary from our very own Director of Golf, Jeff Minton!
Learn more about our fall golf packages and to experience award-winning golf at Wild Dunes for yourself!
Did you know that the beach in front of Wild Dunes is one of the favorite nesting spots for sea turtles in Isle of Palms? Read our conversation with Mary Pringle of the Isle of Palms Turtle Team to learn more about this endangered species and what we can all do to help...
Cool Summer Reads
Escaping to the beach this summer and searching for beach-worthy reads? Look no further...we have eight recommendations that would make excellent additions to your beach bag.
June's Photo Sweepstakes Winner
It's that time again...time to announce our monthly My Wild Dunes Photo Sweepstakes winning image - Wide Open at Wild Dunes!
We love this image submitted by the Johnson family of their son Camden's underwater fun! See what they had to say about it...
Wild Dunes Family Fun
Family fun at its best! See vacation highlights from a recent guest.
Time to Drink in the View
This summer, our newly opened oceanfront Grand Pavilion Café and Bar is a must visit. With sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and a soothing seaside breeze, this is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail after the beach. You won’t want to miss one of the signature beverages, the Mo-tea-to! Even better, we’re sharing the recipe with you to enjoy it year round...
Day at the Dunes
I love hanging out at the Grand Pavilion. The new bar is awesome and makes for a great day at the pool! Cannot wait to come back!
May's Photo Sweepstakes Winner
Summer is in full swing at Wild Dunes Resort! And, what better way to celebrate the season than announcing our May My Wild Dunes Photo Sweepstakes winning image - The Shower is Just as Fun.
“Cleaning up from a day at the beach can be just as fun as the beach - our 2 & 3 year olds 'cleaning up' after a super fun day in the sun.”
Thanks for sharing, Bethany, and congratulations on your winning prize – dinner for two at Sea Island Grill during your next visit!
Click here to view more vacation photos from our guests and learn how you can enter the My Wild Dunes Summer photo sweepstakes.