12 Fearless Things to Do This Summer


By Shelley Hill Young

This summer, embrace your sense of adventure. Get out of your comfort zone. Try something new. Explore. Let go, and fearlessly pursue fun!

Dive in
Learn to surf, scuba dive or sail.
Try Isla Surf School, Shaka Surf School, Charleston Scuba, Charleston Dive Locker, Ocean Sailing Academy, Charleston Sailing School or Charleston Community Sailing.

Roll with it
Eat raw fish at Sushi-Wa Izakaya, the new sushi restaurant coming to Workshop  at 1503 King St. starting June 5.

Don’t get caught
Watch eight kick-ass women in “Ocean’s 8” playing June 8 at Terrace Theatre. The heist movie stars
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.

Go ahead and blush
Celebrate National Rosé Day on June 9 with frosé pops at Rose on Huston Alley, 39 John St. Or try the new Wolffer Dry Rose Cider that everyone is talking about.

Statewide primaries are June 12. Visit info.scvotes.sc.org to check your registration and to see a sample ballot.

Face your fears
Learn how to “work” a room full of faces without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated.  Jennet Robinson Alterman, a longtime advocate for women’s rights in Charleston, teaches you how to network at any event with comfort and confidence. 6 p.m. June 21, YWCA of Greater Charleston, 1064 Gardner Road.

Show off your assets
Celebrate your strength, your age, your femininity and your confidence by booking a boudoir session with Mell and Wanda at MellBella Photography. They promise an empowering experience. *Mention Skirt and you’ll get $100 off when you book a full boudoir session by July 31.

Shake it off
Let go of your inhibitions and dance the night away Thursdays through Sundays at the new Deco nightclub on Ann Street.

Go whole hog
Go to Rodney Scott’s BBQ and enjoy whole hog barbecue from the James Beard award-winning chef. There’s also recently expanded outdoor seating.

Hit the roof
Sip cocktails as the sun sets at one of Charleston’s newest rooftop bars: Baleo on Market Street, Uptown Social on King Street or Saltwater Cowboys on Shem Creek.

Set sail
Take in the sunset aboard the Carolina Girl on its new Lowcountry cruise that departs from St. John’s Yacht Harbor on select Wednesdays, including June 6 and June. 20.

Explore the world
Mark a trip to Cuba off your bucket list and go ahead and book your room aboard the new Carnival Sunshine, which is offering a four-day cruise from Charleston with a stop in Havana in November 2019 and five-day cruises with stops in Havana and Freeport in 2020. The Sunshine is the first cruise offered to Cuba from Charleston.