Charleston adventures

Last week I was thinking about adventures.  I was both genuinely happy and genuinely sad when I heard that a co-worker would soon be leaving us to pursue his dreams and embark upon “a new adventure.” Obviously I was happy for him, but not so happy for those of us who have to adjust to working without such a bright, creative, and insightful guy. So in honor of him, I decided to pull together a very small list of everyday Charleston adventures for the rest of us.  I’m calling this Part 1 because I intend to make it a series over the next few months. Who doesn’t need more adventure??

1. For those of you who like adrenaline, try ziplining through a canopy of trees in Awendaw.  At Charleston Zipline Adventures, you can fly from a 65 foot tower through the trees on 7 zip line cables between tree platforms, towers, 3 swinging bridges, and a grande finale zip of 750 feet.

2. For those of you who crave culinary excitement, Charleston is already a playground.   If you haven’t already, make some evening reservations at R Kitchen. This small Rutledge Avenue eatery only holds 15 guests and is designed to give you the feeling of eating in the kitchen. A different prix fixe menu is offered every night. Menus are creative, seasonal, and based on what the chef found interesting at the market. $25 for 5 courses.

3. If you’re looking for something beautiful and quiet, try taking in the sunset at a new Charleston spot this week.  Pack a dinner picnic, some chairs or a blanket, and bring along someone special. It’s always a great show and it happens FREE every. single. day. If you can’t decide on a spot, we have a few suggestions for you.

Here’s to new Charleston adventures!