Keep your body moving with a trip to some of the country’s healthiest and most active destinations. Explore these cities during an active weekend packed with running, cycling, kayaking, and much more.
Exploring the city through physical activities is a great way to uncover a new destination or to see an old destination in a whole new light. Whether it’s a thrill-ride you seek, or just keeping up with your healthy lifestyle, these four cities are known for being some of the most fit and active in North America.
Portlanders are one of the most active populations in the country, so jump right in and try to keep up! Biketown Bike Share provides wheels to rent as you explore this energizing town. Find a MeetUp to participate in a variety of outdoor workouts like hiking, running, and bootcamps. Plan a day trip out to Mount Hood where you can stand up paddleboard and kayak on Hood River or hike to see Multnomah Falls.
Minneapolis dominates healthiest city lists, being one of the first to add bike lanes and ban smoking. Skip the cabs and see where you can go by foot in this very walkable city. Visit Grand Rounds Scenic Byway to explore 102 miles of trails for runners or cyclists, as well as play in its parks, golf courses, and athletic fields. Or pick up a day pass to workout at Calhoun Beach Club, a vibrant fitness center overlooking Lake Calhoun, offering a full roster of classes like yoga, Barre, indoor cycling, and Pilates.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Just getting around this steep Northern California city is a workout, but it offers some great views if you don’t mind breaking a sweat. The iconic Filbert Steps aren’t too be missed by stair-climbing, running, or architecture enthusiasts. Really go the distance, and wear layers, with a 6.5- or 11-mile run across the Golden Gate Bridge and through stunning Marin County. Go north to wine country for a little yoga in the vineyard, where more and more studios and wineries are partnering for a deliciously exquisite fitness experience.
There’s no rest for the weary in our nation’s capital, which Forbes named the second healthiest city in the U.S. Joggers and cyclists fill the landscape at the National Mall early in the morning, where you can finish with a charge up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Rent a kayak or canoe to explore the Potomac River. Keep moving during a fascinating walking or biking tour of DC’s biggest hits and best kept secrets.
WESTIN HELPS YOU MOVE WELL
Even if you’re not visiting one of these cities, you can still enjoy active travel during your stay with Westin. For a limited time, guests can receive complimentary access to FitBit’s FitStar Personal Trainer app, offering personalized workouts for travelers on the go led by the likes of Tony Gonzalez.
Try Westin Gear Leading with New Balance® so you can save room in your luggage by having fresh New Balance® gear, including the latest shoes, shorts, and more delivered to your room for only $5.