Feel the Burn, Then Enjoy the View: Climbing Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

By: Dalia Colon

ADD TO FAVORITES

Smart Travel means working in a bit of exercise during your vacation. And believe me – after Hubby and I binged on marshmallows and chocolate in Daytona Beach Shores, we were due for some cardio.

As luck would have it, the next morning our itinerary had us at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in nearby Ponce Inlet. At 175 feet, it holds the title of Florida's tallest lighthouse. And with 203 steps to the top, it had us feeling the burn!

But don't be intimidated; the climb is totally doable, even for kids. To give you an idea, Hubby's not crazy about heights, and I'm pregnant... and we both made it to the top! The view is worth it.

While you're on the property, be sure to check out the various exhibit buildings, watch the short video and browse the gift shop. I couldn't resist buying an "I'm a Keeper" onesie for my upcoming bundle of joy.

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission is $5 for adults and $1.50 for kids 11 and under.

For details, call 386-761-1821 or visit PonceInlet.org. While you're there, print a coupon for 10 percent off admission!

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