Fun Things to Do in Daytona Beach This Summer

While there are many things to do in Daytona Beach year-round, there are some things that are just better or more fun to do in the summer. Here are ten fun things to do in Daytona Beach this summer.

Go Surfing

It’s true near Hampton Inn Near Daytona Speedway. As early as July on the east coast, surfers descend upon the area to surf. The best time to do this is right after a big rainstorm because there’s a good chance they won’t be soaked – and you’ll be dry.

If you want to really get into the action, drive up to the Sand Lake Lighthouse and park down the road. Surfer’s lunch is served daily at 10am for 100 bucks. A super cheap way to get in and out of the area. Keep in mind, you’ll need to bring all your board, kites, board shoes, etc. to go Surfing on the rocks. There are a few stops along the way but no one tends to go up there rather than down.

I do have a lot of friends who swim in the current so we take our boards out after the current flows past. Unlike being on a beach with water 30 feet deep, I’m not really concerned about the current up there. In fact, it’s not dangerous, and there aren’t really dangerous waves with multiple falls.

Another great place to surf, I’ve paddled my four-foot sea kayak through very deep water and felt safe doing so.

Visit the marinas

When the weather is nice and the water is calm, cruising the condos down the coast is a great way to spend some time, relax, and soak up some sun near Best Western Daytona Beach. These are all private marinas, which means you have to dip your feet in the water and stay out of the way of the high-five line. It’s a fun way to meet people, especially the rowers but just make sure you follow the rules.

Go on a kayaking adventure through the Halifax River!

1. Visit Halifax River

The Halifax River is a great place to kayak especially if you’re trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can kayak from the Halifax Riverwalk or you can rent a kayak from The Kayak Shack.

2. Go sledding 

Prevent the hassle of digging through your house for a different size set of stairs and head to the Highlands for some fun on the sledding hill.

3. Go fishing 

The Freshwater Fishing Hall offers some of the best local fishing spots in Canada featuring everything from sockeye salmon to northern pike and crappie.

4. Take a mini-paddleboard

Take a mini-paddleboard, kayak around Lake Louise, or learn about Canadian waterways and kayak the Great Northern.

5. Visit KuKuRuT

 A few hours north of Toronto, KuKuRuT is a cultural and hunting destination with more than 60 miles of shoreline to paddle around.

Take a day trip to St Augustine and check out the oldest city in America!

One of the best things about living in the US is how easy it is to travel to other parts of the country. Although we’re only about a two-hour flight from home, we decided to go on a road trip to St Augustine, Florida.

St. Augustine is known for its architecture and as a result, is home to some of the most historic buildings in the world. The trip would have taken us about five hours on the highway, but instead we decided to take a quick ferry to another area just off the coast. St. Lucie is a quiet town of about 3,000 people, but like all small towns in the Southwest, it’s slowly becoming more tourist-filled and has a nice park surrounding it. 

On this night, we would rent kayaks and kayak into St. Lucie. Because we hadn’t paddled before, we had few expectations going into this outing. However, we had heard from someone that the waters were wide, and there seemed to be plenty of them. We rented three kayaks, each of which had about 70 pounds of gear (a package we normally rent for 80-100 pounds). 

The trip in itself was completely uneventful, but four hours later we were sitting at the beach enjoying the moon shining, enjoying the crystal-clear water, and just laying back in the extremely comfortable kayaks, sipping on beers, and watching people play volleyball. Even though the afternoon was relaxing and peaceful, that’s not why we went kayaking. We went because I’m a very lazy person and I wanted to do something that I was probably not going to be able to do solo. 

The Others I was with on this trip were Tom, who had driven all the way from New York City, and his girlfriend Margie, who had driven up for the occasion. They were both overdue for sleeping in and agreed that St. Lucie was the perfect spot for it.

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