Consider this a fair warning: You might fall in love with Charleston. It is, after all, one of America's favorite cities. There are plenty of year-round sites and activities to choose from, but here are some of our top picks for each season in Charleston.
In the spring, enjoy a carriage ride along cobblestone streets or buy a sweetgrass basket from local merchants in Old City Market. Indulge in the Charleston Wine and Food Festival or participate in the Cooper River Bridge Run, one of this country's largest 10Ks.
During the Lowcountry summer, relax in the shade of striking oaks in White Point Gardens or splash in the pineapple fountain at Waterfront Park. Experience one of the world's major arts events with Spoleto Festival USA.
As the weather cools off in the fall, take an evening ghost tour downtown or tall ship ride out on the harbor. Tour Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum or enjoy Taste of Charleston at Boone Hall Plantation.
And when winter comes around, dine in renowned restaurants or discover local favorite hole-in-the-wall joints. Scoop up the trendiest new fashion at one of dozens of King Street boutiques. And don't miss out on great cold weather events like the Lowcountry Oyster Festival or Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.
And all that comes with 230 days of sunshine each year and an average daily temperature of 80˚ in the summer and 60˚ in the winter. That's Charleston, South Carolina. We're glad to be her neighbor.
Start planning your visit! View a calendar of Charleston events and discover what will be happening during your stay. Browse a list of Charleston, SC vacation rentals and choose the one that fits your getaway needs. Get directions and mileage to Wild Dunes Resort.
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Wild Dunes Resort is located on Isle of Palms next to Charleston, South Carolina. No matter where you're coming from, our hotel and vacation rental options are well worth the trip!
To locate the main entrance to Wild Dunes Resort on a GPS, please use 4601 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 as the street address. Entering "Wild Dunes" may provide inaccurate directions.
From I-95: Connect with I-26 East toward Charleston.
From I-26: Head East into the Charleston area to I-526. Take I-526 East toward Mt. Pleasant (Exit 212C).
From I-526: Head East toward Mt. Pleasant and take the Georgetown Exit, Hwy 17. Continue straight at the light, crossing Hwy 17 onto Hungryneck Boulevard. Pass through three stoplights and at the fourth, turn right onto Highway 517, the Isle of Palms Connector. See below "On the Island" for getting to Wild Dunes once you've crossed the Intracoastal Waterway on Highway 517.
From Hwy 17 North or South: Turn east at Highway 517, the Isle of Palms Connector. Take the Connector over the Intracoastal Waterway onto Isle of Palms.
From the Airport: Take I-526 East to the Georgetown Exit, Hwy 17 North. Continue straight at the light, crossing Hwy 17 onto Hungryneck Boulevard. Pass through three stoplights and at the fourth, turn right onto Highway 517, the Isle of Palms Connector. See below "On the Island" for getting to Wild Dunes once you've crossed the Intracoastal Waterway on Highway 517.
On the Island: Turn left at the light at the foot of the bridge onto Highway 703, Palm Boulevard. Continue following Palm Boulevard, parallel to the Atlantic Ocean. As you cross 41st Avenue, you will see the Wild Dunes Resort directional sign to turn right, onto Palm Boulevard (extension). The Wild Dunes Resort main gate entrance is on the left.
Wild Dunes Resort may be closer than you think. With direct daily flights to Charleston International Airport from a dozen major markets on the East Coast, chances are you're just a short plane ride away from all the Resort has to offer.
If you'd prefer to pack up and hit the road, the open highway leads directly to the beach. Mileage to Isle of Palms, SC:
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There's an abundance of award-winning cuisine in the Isle of Palms and Charleston area and Wild Dunes Resort is no exception. Experience seasonal menus featuring local and sustainable cuisine at our onsite restaurant Coastal Provisions. Enjoy poolside favorites at The Grand Pavilion Bar & Grill (open seasonally), or have a home-style family dinner delivered right to your door.Reserve at Coastal Provisions Reserve at The Lettered Olive Reserve at Huey's Southern Eats Order Groceries from Hudson's Market
Whether you're a Resort guest, a local or a visiting golfer, South Carolina's finest golf awaits you at Wild Dunes Resort. Our courses are open to the public, so book a round below or call 855.998.5351.Book a Tee Time
Sand & Sea Salon with Spa Services at Wild Dunes Resort can have you looking great and feeling even better. From manicures and pedicures to massages, facials, and body scrubs - any service in our casual island ambiance will leave you feeling balanced.Book an Appointment