One thing you can’t avoid in San Francisco: hills. But with hills come some of the best views around. Look in any direction and you can see everything from vineyards to the ocean to the heart of Silicon Valley. The city by the bay is also an amazing place for running thanks to its temperate climate. It will almost never be too hot or too cold to run, but you might want to bring an extra layer for summer (especially the month locals affectionately refer to as “Fogust”).

Within the city’s 49 square miles it is possible to run past giant skyscrapers, cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and experience an epic trail run all in one day. And of course the city’s proximity to the central valley of California, the Pacific Ocean, and wine country mean there is no shortage of good food to refuel after a run. When you’re not running the streets or trails of San Francisco, there are plenty of ways to keep busy. You can visit Alcatraz island and explore the city’s infamous prison, take in a concert at one of our legendary music venues, or ride a cable car up one of those leg-burning hills.