It's finally summer - the season that children and teachers have been longing for. All over the Lowcountry, we're rolling out the red carpet for the visitors who sustain our economy and show us just how good we've got it living here year-round. From all over the country and the far cornersof the world, they're arriving to revel in what we sometimes take for granted: wide, clean beaches; rolling waves; and days filled with golden sunshine.

This issue includes many suggestions for summer fun on the water, from paddle boarding and personal watercraft rides to Beaufort's highly anticipated dragon boat races. Father's Day is June 16, and it's a great day to get outside and "play tourist." Whether your dad prefers golfing, fishing or fine dining, studies show that people treasure gifts of experiences. In addition to something from our Father's Day Gift Guide, we bet that what your dad really wants is to spend the day with his children, doing something the whole family will enjoy.