Surf's up in Ponce Inlet, just south of Daytona Beach. Along with awesome waves, the area is best known for Florida's tallest working lighthouse and a marine science center featuring a turtle hospital, a seabird rehabilitation sanctuary, a hands-on aquatic touch pond that's home to stingrays and hermit crabs, a boardwalk, an observation tower and nature trails. At 175 feet and with 203 steps, the lighthouse offers a nice workout for those craving some exercise, but don't be intimidated; the climb is totally doable, even for kids. And the view is worth it. Later, be sure to relax along one of Ponce Inlet’s gorgeous beaches, perfect for walking, jogging, and a wide variety of water activities.