Florida – better known as the Sunshine State – offers endless opportunities for retirees to make the most of their summer. With its beautiful beaches, vibrant cultural scene, and abundance of outdoor spaces, Florida provides a perfect backdrop for recreational activities and catching some sun.
Fortunately, our senior living community in Daytona Beach is nestled in a destination hotspot! Our team at Sunscape™ Daytona Beach is sharing some of Florida’s best summer activities for seniors to stay active, socialize, and create lasting memories in the Sunshine State.
Beach Fun and Water Sports
Florida is renowned for its stunning beaches, and summer presents the perfect time to soak up the sun and enjoy the ocean. Whether taking leisurely walks along the shore, building sandcastles, or relaxing under an umbrella with a good book, the beaches of Florida offer a tranquil setting for retirees to unwind. And our senior living community in Daytona Beach makes it easy with convenient access to the ocean!
For those seeking a bit more adventure, water sports like paddle boarding, kayaking, or even surfing can provide an exhilarating experience. Individuals can also join a beachfront yoga or tai chi class to improve their physical and mental well-being while enjoying the breathtaking ocean views.
Golf and Pickleball
Florida is a golfer’s paradise, with its numerous well-maintained golf courses attracting enthusiasts from around the world. Take advantage of the warm summer weather to improve their swing, or enjoy a friendly round with friends! Pickleball is another popular sport – especially among retirees. “According to the 2022 Sports & Fitness Industry report, more than half (52%) of core players—those who play eight or more times a year—are 55 or older, and almost a third (32.7%) are 65-plus (time.com).”
Both sports provide opportunities to enhance physical fitness, maintain coordination, and enjoy friendly competition while savoring the beauty of the Florida landscape.
Nature Walks and Hiking
From lush state parks to serene wetlands, Florida boasts diverse natural landscapes. Individuals can take advantage of the summer weather by embarking on nature walks and hikes. A few favorite parks in the area include Bulow Creek State Park, Ocala National Forest, and Tiger Bay State Forest.
Taking a hike or stroll through the forest promotes physical fitness and allows individuals to connect with nature and experience Florida’s unique flora and fauna. Of course, you should choose trails appropriate for your fitness level and bring necessary supplies such as water, sunscreen, and insect repellent for a safe and enjoyable outdoor adventure.
Florida is a melting pot of diverse cultures, and summer provides an excellent opportunity to explore the vibrant cultural scene of the state. Visit museums, art galleries, and historical sites to delve into the state’s history and cultural significance. Plus, theaters and performance venues offer a wide range of shows and concerts, providing entertainment for all tastes.
Additionally, joining local cultural clubs or participating in community events can help individuals meet new people, foster social connections, and engage in meaningful conversations.
Visit Historical Landmarks
Florida is home to several historically significant landmarks that offer a glimpse into the state’s past. Take a day trip to places like St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States, or visit the Kennedy Space Center to learn about the rich history of space exploration. These visits not only educate but also provide an opportunity to experience firsthand the rich heritage of Florida life!
Life in Florida offers a multitude of exciting things to do, ensuring individuals have a memorable and fulfilling season. However, while you are having fun in the sun, remember to prioritize your health and safety by staying hydrated, wearing sunscreen, and taking breaks in shaded areas. Because temperatures in Florida can get extremely high, these are essential precautions to prevent heat-related health issues. You should also consult with your healthcare provider before engaging in any physically demanding exercises to ensure they are suitable for your health conditions.
We invite you to schedule a tour of Sunscape Daytona Beach to learn more about our senior living community in Daytona Beach and experience Florida living firsthand!