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.

Choose Your Own Water Sport Adventure

Get a healthy workout via one of the many water sports offered at Carlsbad Lagoon. Work your core with a stand up paddle board session. This is a great sport if you’re not willing to be in the water all day (just be prepared to fall off every once in awhile). Get legs pumping with an aqua cycle workout–– and be ready for some zany photo ops on this unique cycle made for water. A fun day paddling a kayak or canoe will get those arms in shape. Boat rentals are also available, and your adventure-seeking, water-loving tyke will love a tow on an inner tube.

Parking: $5; Rentals $20-$30/hr.
4215 Harrison St.
Carlsbad, Ca  92008
Online: carlsbadlagoon.com

Photo: Josh C. via Yelp

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