Kingston, or more properly, Kingston Avenue, runs parallel to Mason Avenue from N Beach over by the Halifax River and to Tomoka Road. The area is a blend of small businesses and residences with access to Mason Avenue and, from there, just about anything you could want or need.
Living here puts you close enough to things like great restaurants, shopping at the Volusia Mall, or the races at the Daytona Beach International Speedway.
If you like hot weather and the beach, you are ten minutes from the World's Most Famous Beach and summers here average in the mid-to-upper 90s for weeks. If you're tired of the cold northern winters, how does Christmas Day in the mid-fifties sound? It sounds like the perfect time to spend the day taking your pup for a walk on the sand while the rest of the family collects seashells. You can even take some selfies along the water to be the envy of all your friends up north.
The ground around here is very flat and unexciting with one tiny spot of green in the form of Sunnyland Park for the two of you to play on. When it comes to doing things to keep your walks interesting, your best option is to head south. This will take you further into the residential areas rather than taking you out into the businesses lined up along Mason Ave.
The majority of the streets have sidewalks for you to make use of, but you will come across areas without them, forcing you to walk on the street. If possible, note those areas and try to avoid them when you can to avoid putting either your or your pup at risk of being hit by the cars zipping through the area. During the hottest months of the year, be sure you take your walks early in the morning before things start heating up.
The closest green space is Sunnyland Park which is a small baseball park with plenty of grass. Be sure you keep your pup on a leash and carry plenty of bags with you.
However, if you want more room to really get out there and stretch your legs, it’s a ten-minute drive over to the beach. The beach offers you a choice between two completely different types of walking terrain. The soft sand close to the edge of the beach is tough to walk in and feels as if it is trying to suck your feet in with every step. Taking a walk along this side of the beach will give you a healthy workout.
When you have gone as far as you can, you can slide over to the wet sand and surf where it's much easier to walk. Both you and Fido can relax, cool off in the surf, and enjoy the walk home in the fresh ocean air.