The Halifax River Club Condominium is one of the older condo buildings in the heart of beachside Daytona. This four-story building houses 44 condos and is located on S Halifax Avenue between Main Street and E International Speedway Blvd. Living here puts you close to the Peabody Auditorium which hosts a number of concerts each year. You are also right next door to the world-famous Main Street where thousands of bikes and bikers invade during Bike Week every February.
The beach is a five-minute drive away, as are many of the best restaurants and nightclubs in the city. Shopping and dog parks are back over on the mainland side, but it's only a short drive over one of the two nearby bridges.
Summers here tend to include weeks of blue skies, 100% humidity, and temperatures in the 90s, which can be challenging to get used to, but you will find it worth the effort!
The terrain here is a bit more built up than many areas over on the beachside. Like many of these spaces, sidewalks are a bit of a hit or miss, leaving you and your pup with little choice but to walk on the streets. Be sure you walk against the traffic and wear light colors that will make you easier to spot from the driver's seat.
You can still get in plenty of good healthy exercise, providing you and Fido are willing to put in the effort it takes. Since you have no hills to work with, you will have to walk further in order to achieve the desired results. Remember that the more you work on taking long, healthy walks, the better off you'll be! However, do keep in mind that paved surfaces here will be hot enough to cause burns to sensitive puppy paws. Take your walks in the early morning during the summer months to avoid injury.
The only usable open space nearby is the beach which is the perfect place for you and Fido to go for walks. If you are walking to build muscle strength and endurance, then you can walk in the soft sand that sucks at your feet with every step you take. If you are just out to have fun, you can try walking on the wet sand and along the edge of the surf.
The nearest shady green space otherwise is over on the mainland side and north on Beach Street. Just outside of Ormond Beach, you will find Tomoka State Park straddling the Tomoka River. The park offers plenty of shade as the two of you hike the half-mile-long nature trail that takes you to Nocoroco, the ancient Timucuan Indian village. It's a nice short walk in the shade and you never know which of the many local wildlife species you might be able to spy on your hike.