Hodgmans Daytona is located in the heart of Daytona and incorporates City Island Park, the South Beach Street Historic District, and a wide range of housing running the gamut from single-family homes and apartments to condominiums.
Living here puts you in the same area as some of the top restaurants in the area. Not to mention that the beach is just over the bridge for you to enjoy. If you own a boat, the Halifax Marina is only a short walk or drive, depending on where you live in the community. Of course, for those of you who are race fans, Daytona Beach International Speedway is only a short drive west on International Speedway Blvd.
Whether you come for the endless summer sunshine or the surf that stays warm all summer long, you will love the weather here. You can even hit the beach for a walk on Christmas Day if you don't mind sunshine and 50-degree weather.
The terrain here is a blend of urban and suburban depending on where you call home. But no matter where you live, the ground is pretty level and presents little in the way of a challenge for the serious dog-walker.
Daytona Beach has the disadvantage of being relatively flat throughout the city. Before you give up and simply stick to walking around the same old block day after day, try putting your imagination to work. Walk down to the Halifax River where you and your pup can hike along the riverside trails or, if all else fails, head over to the beach!
The beach is a fantastic place to go for long walks in the soft sand where you will get in a serious workout. When you get tired of walking on the soft sand, you can walk on the wet sand and cool your toes in the surf. The beach makes for a great avenue for exercise with your pup.
Given that Hodgmans Daytona covers a very large area, it should come as no surprise that there are several parks in the area for you to explore. The list is long and includes the Samuel L. Butts Archeological Park which is essentially a large lake with a trail running around it.
Bethune Point Park has several athletic fields and plenty of grass to run around on as well as the trail running out to the Halifax Marina. There is quite a bit of green space to walk around on with your pup towing you along.
Beyond the small parks, you will need to go for a drive. You can go north to The 18,000 acres consisting of Tomoka and Bulow State Parks, or you can drive west to Tiger Bay State Forest and the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area where you and your dog can explore over 30,000 acres of prime Florida forests, swamps, and more.