FAMILY PLAYCATIONDay One

Your home for the week is a villa at Wild Dunes Resort, a 1,600-acre oceanfront paradise located on Isle of Palms. The AAA Four Diamond-rated Village at Wild Dunes is a hub resort activity with a grocery market, salon, fitness center, and dining options.

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  • Explore By Bicycle

    Hop on bicycles and head to the two Grand Pavilion ocean-side pools for your first taste of sunshine and relaxation by the shore.

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  • Dinner By The Water

    Head to Tavern & Table on Shem Creek for delicious Lowcountry inspired meals. Order a few of the small plates for family-style dining.

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FAMILY PLAYCATIONDay Two

Wake up and take full advantage of your proximity to the ocean. Stroll along the beach before breakfast. Build a sandcastle. Hop over waves as they break onto the beach.

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  • Early Lunch

    Pop in the car and head over the bridge into Mt. Pleasant for lunch at Charleston Harbor Fish House for fresh seafood fare and waterfront views of your next destination.

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  • Great Heights

    One of the best views of Charleston’s famed Historic District is from the flight deck of the USS Yorktown, the decommissioned aircraft carrier that is part of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum compound.

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  • Shopping Detour

    After lunch, head over to Gwynn’s, the locally-owned emporium of apparel, accessories, and gifts. This is a great place to pick up a stylish beach cover-up.

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FAMILY PLAYCATIONDay Three

Your adventure begins at Boone Hall Plantation, which has appeared in several movies and television mini-series. Where cotton plants once flourished, tomatoes and strawberries now thrive, and the U-Pick fields are always a big hit with little ones.

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  • Look Up

    Have you ever seen a bald eagle up close? Discover the life of raptors through guided walking tours, educational conservation programs and captivating flight demonstrations at the Center Birds of Prey.

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  • Dine Around

    Take in the view of picturesque Shem Creek while enjoying the flavors of Lowcountry coastal cuisine at Red's Ice House outdoor patio.

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FAMILY PLAYCATIONDay Four

Conservation is the lynchpin of our ocean’s health, and the South Carolina Aquarium is a hands-on resource for learning environmental stewardship. Take the behind-the-scenes tour of the Sea Turtle Rescue Program, a pivotal education lesson for people of all ages.

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  • Delicious Lunch

    Just one block from the S.C. Aquarium is Ted’s Butcherblock, a gourmet marketplace offering sandwiches, soups, and salads. Our don’t miss tip? The locally-made King of Pops in the freezer!

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  • So Much To Explore

    Embark on a Fort Sumter boat tour via the Spiritline Cruises terminal adjacent to the S.C. Aquarium. Learn about Charleston’s rich maritime history while underway to the island garrison that played a pivotal role in the Civil War’s opening bombardment on April 12, 1861.

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  • Dine Some More

    Housed in a 1940s naval building overlooking the historic harbor, Fleet Landing offers a view of Fort Sumter with its menu that features southern-style seafood.

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FAMILY PLAYCATIONDay Five

Search for sand dollars. Watch pelicans dive into the ocean. Breathe in the fresh salt air. There is something special about spending time at the beach, and you have an entire day to enjoy it!

  • Barbecue Night

    A local favorite for genuine, Southern BBQ is Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ. Head to the Sullivan’s Island location and enjoy your BBQ on a sandwich, in a burrito, or in tacos – you can’t go wrong with any option!

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  • Wind Down

    After dinner, take an evening stroll on the beach with stars overhead and shells beneath your feet. Reminisce on the memories you’ve made this week. How wonderful it would be to make this trip an annual family affair!

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