Having Fun at Daytona Beach, FL

Although Daytona Beach in Florida is best known as the Spring Break destination of choice for thousands of college students each year, it is a great place for travelers of all ages to have fun at year round.  So if you’re in the process of planning for a trip to Daytona Beach, here are some fun activities that you can check out when you arrive.    Please note that this article discusses activities that are available at the actually beach and does not include things to do in the city of Daytona Beach.

Go Parasailing
There are many parasailing companies that have booths and shacks situated at various locations along the beach.  The prices and equipment are comparable, so I don’t think it really matters which outfit you choose to go with.  You have several options when it comes to selecting your actual experience.  For example, you can choose to go as a single rider or you can choose a tandem ride and go up with a partner.  Some places will also allow you to choose the maximum height that you will be lifted to during your ride.  Finally, you’ll have to choose how long you want your experience to last, with most places requiring a minimum ride of 10 minutes.

Rent an ATV
Renting an ATV is a fun way to explore the wide expanse of Daytona Beach without having to walk back and forth the entire way.  You don’t need a special license or any extra equipment (not even a helmet) to be able to rent an ATV.  You simply turn your driver’s license over as security, pay the nominal fee, and enjoy your ride.  You have to bear in mind that all ATVs are restricted to the rear portion of the beach.  This means you won’t be able to ride near the water or anything.  In addition, the ATVs have been modified to produce a maximum speed of just 10mph or so.  So if you have visions of yourself blasting through sand dunes at full throttle, this activity is definitely not for you!  

Try a boogie board
Boogie boards are among the most popular of the numerous equipment rentals available at Daytona Beach.  We’ve all heard that surfing is too difficult to learn during a short trip to the beach, so why not try boogie boarding instead?  A boogie board is less than half the length of a surfboard, and you can lie down on it to ride it.  It is very easy to learn.  In fact, you’ll be able to understand the basic concept of boogie boarding simply by watching others who are doing it.  Then, you’ll be riding waves all the way back to the beach in no time!  Boogie boards are very inexpensive and will afford you hours of fun.  

Going on vacation to Daytona Beach doesn’t mean that you just have to lie listlessly on the sand for the entire time.  Why not try some of these fun activities and instill a bit of fun and adventure into your trip?

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