Stay Fit Around San Francisco

We encourage you to be healthy and stay active in San Francisco!  The following is a list of activities that you and/or your family can take part in during your stay:

 

Partake in a Yoga Class

There are over 100 locations to practice yoga throughout San Francisco with some of the best teachers in the country that teach here. Check out http://yogasf.org/ for further insight on the positive effects of yoga and where to find the closest and best studios in town!

Dine Consciously

Known as America’s best restaurant city, there are over 4,500 restaurants in the San Francisco area that excel at combining California’s freshest local ingredients, authentic, and healthy flavors to enhance your experience. Check out this guide, http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/best-sanfrancisco-ca-top10-healthyfood_3sf.html, for the top choices of the healthiest (and yummiest!) spots in town.

Visit Golden Gate Park

Here, you’ll find a labyrinth of hiking trails, gardens, lakes, and wildlife. There are natural wonders like the massive redwood trees in the AIDS Memorial Grove, exotic butterflies and flowers at the Conservatory of Flowers, and idyllic meditation seats in the Japanese Tea Gardens. A perfect spot for cleansing the soul! Check out this printable guide map, https://goldengatepark.com/map.html, for exact trails.

Walk/Bike Golden Gate Bridge

The iconic Gold Gate Bridge encompasses a stunning 1.7-mile span. This makes for an ideal space to take a short hike or to bike across. Contact Blazing Saddles at http://www.blazingsaddles.com/ to rent a bike.

Take a Neighborhood Walking Tour

One of the simplest, yet best activities you can partake in is to grab your camera, a few layers of clothing, and pick an area in San Francisco to walk around. There is always something neat to come across! You can either do this alone or sign up for a walking tour through City Guides at http://www.sfcityguides.org/index.html offering multiple itineraries each day.

Visit a Farmers’ Market

Providing an interactive forum for people to learn about food and agriculture, the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, is a renowned spot in the country as one of the top farmers’ markets to visit. It is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products. Check out http://www.cuesa.org/markets/ferry-plaza-farmers-market-saturday for a current schedule and vendors.

Enjoy a Spa

We all need to take the time for relaxation and wellness and what better way to enjoy that much needed time than spending it in a spa? Check out this list of the highest rated spas in town, http://sf.racked.com/maps/the-nine-most-luxurious-spas-in-san-francisco.

Take a Kayaking Tour

San Francisco’s sheltered bay is an ideal spot for a fun-filled adventure of kayaking. Book with City Kayak at http://citykayak.com/ for an exercise with a view!