The Charleston Coast is a unique and wonderful area with cultural and historical attractions galore. The wide variety of annual events and everyday attractions make Charleston one of the most popular and inviting destinations in the country.

The city that hosts the world famous Spoleto Festival also welcomes the Family Circle Cup women's tennis event on Daniel Island, the Senior PGA Championship at Kiawah's Ocean Course and year-round performances by internationally renowned stars and talented local musicians and artists.

Your visit to Charleston should be enjoyable and completely unforgettable. Where is the new restaurant that has everyone talking? What are the local hotspots? How can I get tickets to tonight's big show?

If you aren't from the area, figuring out what to do and where to go while in Charleston can be a little intimidating. That's why we created an entirely new service that makes your stay in Charleston easier and more complete.

Dunes Properties of Charleston is pleased to offer a full-service concierge program to all of our vacation guests. With so many things to do and see in the Charleston area, it's nice to know that there's someone who can help.

Our professional concierge staff can arrange anything from beach chair rental to tickets for the opera. Contact us before arriving in Charleston and let us help you plan and coordinate your next visit, or get in touch with us while you're here. We can handle anything you may need.

Here are just a few of the services we provide:
  • Golf Tee Times
  • Dinner Reservations
  • Recreational Information
  • Vacation Reservations
  • Museum and Plantation Tours
  • Historical Walking Tours
  • Fishing and Sailboat Charters
  • Eco-Tours of the Barrier Islands
  • Tickets for Concerts and Shows
  • Child Care
  • Shopping Guides
  • Plus Many, Many More...
If you are one of our vacation guests and need assistance making reservations for events, attractions or recreation, please contact our concierge director at or call 800.476.8444.

Explore the Charleston Coast

Charleston is well, Charleston. One of the world's great cities, our lady preserves the best of the old and seems to constantly remake itself. Always relevant, yet obliging, we think it is grander than ever. You will too.
Isle of Palms is a residential and vacation island just 20 minutes east of Charleston. Easily accessible by car and boat, it offers miles of white sandy beaches, shops, restaurants and a relaxing Southern lifestyle.
Once known as the local beach hangout, today Folly Beach is fast becoming Charleston's hub of surf-side activity. Folly Beach remains a short drive from Charleston, yet it's now populated with unique and fun restaurants, shops and nightspots.
Kiawah Island is perhaps the most spectacular and lush resort ever established on a barrier island. It's also home to one of the southeast's four Diamond oceanfront resorts and is 21 miles southwest of Charleston.
Seabrook Island is an island of vacation homes, villas, two golf courses and unspoiled beaches. Seabrook Island offers a relaxed, independent vacation atmosphere.
Sullivan's Island is where the well-to-do of Charleston used to summer. Now it is more of an upscale bedroom community of Charleston. Sullivan's Island still sports a kind of sleepy charm characteristic of its past.
Wild Dunes is a 1,600 acre, private oceanfront resort and residential community on the eastern end of the Isle of Palms near Charleston. The resort offers world-class golf, tennis, restaurants, pools and beach facilities for residents and guests.

Charleston Area Calendar of Events

With so many things to do and see in the Charleston area, it's nice to know there's someone who can help you. Our professional concierge staff can arrange anything from beach chair rental to tickets for the opera. 

If you are one of our vacation guests and need assistance making reservations for any Charleston area event, please contact our concierge director at or call 843.513.1602.

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Recreation in Charleston, SC

Charleston offers exceptional golf in one of the world's most desirable vacation destinations. Browse our preferred golf partners.
Fishing Boats and Charters
The Charleston area offers excellent opportunities for fly and light tackle inshore fishing charters. Browse our preferred fishing boats and charters partners.
Charleston has several nationally ranked tennis facilities to enjoy.  For information, visit City of Charleston Tennis Division.
From parasailing and waverunner rentals to kayaking and banana boat rides, fun and sun seekers can enjoy a variety of activities on Charleston's beautiful beaches. Browse our preferred watersports partners.

Water Parks
Keep cool in the heat of the summer with 200 foot slides, waterfalls and leisure pools. Charleston's three family waterparks are the hottest spots in town during the summer months.
Take an escorted trail ride through the spectacular Johns Island Maritime Forest. Browse our preferred equestrian partners.

Attractions in Charleston, SC

If you are one of our vacation guests and need assistance making any reservation, please contact our concierge director at or call 800.476.8444.

Historical Points of Interests

Fort Sumter  Where the Civil War began.

Fort Moultrie  Important to many historical battles; see how coastal defense has evolved.

The USS Yorktown  The "Fighting Lady" historical battle cruiser.

Plantations, Homes and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation  Founded in 1676 and noted by Charles Kuralt as his "...greatest Charleston pleasure."

Middleton Place  This 18th century plantation has survived revolution, civil war and earthquake.  A historical landmark.

Nathaniel Russell House  Widely recognized as one of America's most important neoclassical dwellings.

The Aiken-Rhett House  Stands alone as the most intact townhouse complex showcasing urban life in Antebellum Charleston.

Boone Hall Plantation  A former cotton plantation that is still commercially productive.

Drayton Hall Completed in 1742, it is the oldest preserved plantation house in America that is open to the public.


The Charleston Museum  America's first museum, founded in 1773. 

The Avery Research Center for African Amercian History and Culture  Established to collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of African American in South Carolina.

The Citadel Museum  A history of the Citadel from 1842 to the present.

Gibbes Museum of Art  Focusing on American art with a Charleston perspective.

Karpeles Manuscript Museum The world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts and documents. 

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum One of the largest museums of its kind in he world.

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon  One of the three most historically significant colonial buildings in the US. 

Walking Tours

Something for everyone- ghosts, history, patriots, pirates, slavery and freedom.

Educational Fun

South Carolina Aquarium  Fun for the entire family.  Learn about local marine life.

Fun on the Water

Spiritline Cruises Great for a romantic dinner cruise, a private charter, or just to tour the Harbor.

The Schooner Pride  Learn how to sail a tall ship.

Charleston County Parks and Recreation  The official website of the Charleston County Parks.

Charleston SC Vacation Recreation - Exploring Charleston

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