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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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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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Charleston Restaurant Week 2014 at the Sea Island Grill, Isle of Palms, SC

Join us for a taste of Charleston's renowned culinary scene during Charleston Restaurant Week at the Sea Island Grill - September 3 - 14, 2014. Read on to see the menu!

 

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Wedding Wednesday: Behind-the-Scenes of Charleston Weddings Magazine's Destination Wedding Summer Bridal Fashion Shoot at Wild Dunes Resort

You may have seen the gorgeous wedding gowns gracing the pages of Charleston Weddings magazine's Summer 2014 issue, but now it's time to take a peek behind the scenes of the Charleston, SC beach fashion shoot.

We had a blast working with the talented crew on this summer bridal fashion feature - Destination: Wedding captured by Corbin Gurkin Photography - and all of this beach bridal goodness will continue to inspire Charleston and Wild Dunes brides-to-be long after summer ends. With so many sweet and stylish looks from the wedding world's top designers, we're still undecided on our favorite gown. Go ahead, find your fancy!

Click the image below to see all the editorial photos, behind-the-scenes extras, plus an exclusive behind-the-scenes video (click the link & scroll down the page). Enjoy!


Editorial Photos by Corbin Gurkin Photography
Behind-the-scenes video by Ruta Elvikyte

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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!

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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.

Brews and Chews Craft beer festival

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Meet in the Top Destination in the U.S.

There are multiple options for your next off-site meeting, conference or special event. From city to city, choose from identical spaces, cookie-cutter ballrooms, boardrooms, any hotel, and any room. Dare to be different?

Break down the four walls and meet at Charleston’s Island Resort to impress your attendees with a locale they won’t soon forget.

Charleston's Island Resort

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Set the Agenda to Unforgettable at Charleston’s Island Resort

If you can dream it, dare us to do it.  Unforgettable agendas made easy. That’s the name of the game here at Charleston’s Island Resort…

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So Long, Boring Buffet: Unconventional Catering and Culinary Experiences in Charleston, SC

It’s no secret that Charleston, SC is front and center in the culinary world with a trailblazing line-up of restaurants, chefs and must-try dishes. What does that mean for meeting planners? The chance to chow down on conference food that you and your attendees will actually want to eat. Dare: go beyond the boring buffet for your next event. 

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Wedding Wednesday: Hot Off the Press! Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Summer 2014 Fashion Feature Story Shot on Location at Wild Dunes Resort

Summer has arrived with an exciting new summer issue of Charleston Weddings magazine hitting newsstands this week! Filled with page after page of gorgeous beach bridal fashion shot here on location at Charleston’s Island Resort, this issue is hands down our favorite one yet.

The Charleston Weddings team and photographer Corbin Gurkin remarkably captured the essence and beauty of a Wild Dunes destination wedding. Beach brides-to-be, we recommend you stop what you’re doing and immediately indulge in a sneak peek of this gorgeous fashion editorial feature!  

Charleston Weddings Magazine Summer Issue

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Meet in the Wild: Experience Charleston in Good Taste with a Private Dining Event Hosted by The Lee Bros.

Cook up a recipe for success at your next off-site group meeting, conference or event in Charleston, SC with an unforgettable Southern culinary experience with Charleston natives and James Beard award-winning cookbook authors, Matt and Ted Lee, the Lee Bros.

The Lee Bros. Charleston, SC

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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. 

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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!

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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!

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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!
 

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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!

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Cast Your Vote: Wild Dunes Resort and Charleston, SC Nominated in Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2014 World's Best Award Survey

Have you ever been a traveler, hotel guest, adventurer, tourist, friend or fan? It’s time for you to voice your vote and spread the love! Vote now for your favorite travel experiences in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award Survey at tlworldsbest.com

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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.

Charleston, SC Spring Break Vacations

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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.

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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…

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Season's Greetings from your friends at Charleston's Island Resort!

All of us here at Wild Dunes Resort wish you a happy holiday season and wonderful 2014!

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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!

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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! 

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Regional Brewery Spotlight: Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival in Charleston, SC

We’re down to the single digits, folks! Only 5 days until the first-ever Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival takes over Isle of Palms, and everybody’s anticipating the exceptional beer variety from our visiting breweries. From Asheville, North Carolina to Brooklyn, New York, these buzz worthy brewers will be mixing things up in Charleston this Columbus Day weekend…

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Wild Dunes Weekend | Sept. 27-29: Local Events, Activities and Things to Do in Charleston, SC

Fill your final days of September with Southern food, striking Civil War photography, a free museum day, shopping and of course, some socializing! Here’s our picks for things to do this weekend in Charleston... 

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Local Brewery Spotlight: Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival in Charleston, SC

Feeling thirsty? Come October 12, there’ll be plenty of refreshing beverages at our first annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival. Whether you come for just the day or stay overnight with our Charleston, SC Beer Festival Package, here’s a tip for all: bring your appetite, savor all the selections, and be sure to fill up with some locally-crafted beer. Discover the local Charleston brews waiting for you… 

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Beer & Food Pairings for Island Brews & Chews Craft Beer Festival in Charleston, SC

The countdown is on! Our first-ever Charleston craft beer festival Island Brews & Chews is almost here! Come for the day, or stay overnight with our Charleston, SC Beer Festival Package. Book advance festival tickets online, or call 843.886.6000 to purchase tickets + overnight package. Plus, stay tuned as we roll out exciting previews for this one-of-a-kind Charleston Oktoberfest festival. Take a peek… 

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Announcing Craft Beer Selections for First-Ever Island Brew Festival in Charleston, SC

Calling all craft beer connoisseurs! We're excited to share the participating breweries and beer selections for the inaugural Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival happening October 12, 2013 at Palm Cove here at Charleston’s Island Resort!

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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…

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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!

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One Wild Weekend...literally

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is quickly approaching!   Will you be joining us for this wild weekend? 

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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 smartin@wilddunes.com.

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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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