Published in where Magazine.
Written by Rachel Ward.
If you’re ready to start the New Year off right, San Francisco is a good place to be. The city is paradise for those seeking an active lifestyle. We have mild weather year-round for outdoor pursuits and a glorious natural backdrop to inspire us. Here you can hike along the Pacific with the majestic Marin Headlands on the horizon on Lands End Trail or kayak under the Golden Gate Bridge in the sparkling bay. Around the city, you’ll glimpse bikers of all ages whizzing by, many with yoga mats jutting out of their messenger bags, and in the parks you’ll encounter runners of every stripe. At Ocean Beach, you’ll spot surfers and kite boarders dotting the water despite the chilly winds. While you’re here, take a cue from the locals and set off on a fitness excursion. Here’s your guide to hiking, biking, running, kayaking, climbing, trampoline jumping (!) and more in the City by the Bay.
San Francisco is home to a world-class climbing gym with 50-foot-high walls and 23,000 square feet of climbing terrain.
The newly expanded, wildly popular Mission Cliffs is the original flagship of the world’s largest indoor climbing company, Touchstone Climbing. Its new sister gym, Dogpatch Boulders, dedicated to a type of rock climbing that does not use ropes or harnesses, is the largest gym of its kind in the country.