Who needs a gym membership when there are so many fun outdoor fitness opportunities in San Diego? Book a family play date and get ready for sunny, sporty adventures including kayaking, pedal boating, surrey riding and aqua cycling! Read on if you’re ready to flex those muscles.

Surrey Rides and Pedal Boats

Even those who have never paddled a boat are sure to enjoy pedaling around Santee Lakes for an hour since these boats are very easy to maneuver. Feeling more adventurous? Kayak and canoe rentals are also available.

This locale is also a perfect place to bike as a family. Families can pedal alongside the lakes and stop at a playground during a short trip.

Don’t have a bike at home? No problem. You can rent
a surrey, tandem or cruiser bike at the general store. Although most of the ride around the lake is flat, there are a few hilly spots. So you’ll put some muscle into your ride.

Insider’s Tips: Little ones will love watching ducks follow along as they toss crumbs overboard to pass the time. Bags of duck food are available to purchase at the general store. Bring binoculars to bird watch. You’ll likely see egrets and heron as you enjoy a day on the lake. Life jackets for those 11 years-old and younger are provided with your rental.

9310 Fanita Pkwy
Santee, Ca 92117
Phone: 619-596-3141
Online: santeelakes.com
Parking fee: $4/car weekdays; $6/car weekends (Pay cash and save a dollar.)

Photo: Santee Lakes

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–– Cherie Gough