Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina , Wild Dunes Resort is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Guests can enjoy a round of championship golf, tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options as well.
Charleston’s food scene continues to heat up and Wild Dunes is providing guests the opportunity to embrace their inner foodie with a package pairing beach vacation rental accommodations with one of four distinct culinary tours. Participants will meet the trailblazers behind Charleston’s renowned restaurants and watering holes including top chefs, master mixologists, and local farmers. If you are looking for a local day out, you can head over to Hilton Head Island where you can check out The Local Business Peddling Pelican Cruiser and hire some bikes so that you can see as much of the area before heading back.
Available now through December 31, 2013, the two-night Charleston, SC Culinary Experience Package starts at $209 per night, based on double occupancy and includes:
· Nightly accommodations for two nights in a one-bedroom Resort Condo.
· Guests choose one of the following four culinary tours:
Historic Downtown Culinary Tour: This 2½-hour tour focuses on the heart of downtown Charleston through exploring the area around the Old City Market. Each tour gives guests the opportunity to meet the managers, owners, and chefs of four restaurants, as well as sample specialty dishes from each. This tour is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.
Upper King Street Culinary Tour: This 2½-hour tour showcases many of Charleston’s up-and-coming chefs through exploration of King Street, north of Calhoun. Each tour visits four restaurants highlighting the trendy, upscale, and innovative food scene surrounding this area, a true display of the best Charleston has to offer. This tour is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.
Mixology Tour: This 1½-hour tour stops at three of Charleston’s buzz worthy bars to meet the master mixologists behind Charleston’s most delicious drinks. In addition to learning about Charleston’s cocktail culture, guests will be provided a specialty craft beverage at each of the three stops. This tour is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Chefs’ Showcase at the Farmers Market (Saturdays only): This 2-hour tour showcases Charleston’s critically acclaimed Farmers Market. In addition to meeting local farmers, the group helps pick out a selection of fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients. Those same ingredients are then sent to a partner restaurant as a walking tour of the surrounding area continues. The grand finale ends with a true farm-to-table meal at the partner restaurant, highlighting the previously chosen ingredients in a variety of perfectly prepared dishes. This tour is offered on Saturdays while the Charleston Farmers Market is open, from mid-April through mid-December at 9:30 a.m.
To make a reservation and learn more about Wild Dunes Resort, call 888.778.1876 or visit www.wilddunes.com. To book the Charleston, SC Culinary Experience Package use promo code EATCHS and mentioned you saw it here! Package must be booked one week in advance to arrange culinary tour.
Have fun and Bon Appetit !