October 12 | The Lifestyle |
Whether you’re taking a yoga class or hiking the hills, San Diego is a beautiful place to stay active. With beautiful weather year round, stunning coastline and an energetic community, you’ll find more than enough to keep you active in this stunning city. We put together a list of fun activities near each of our San Diego studios in Solana Beach, Carlsbad, 4s Ranch, and Point Loma. Grab a buddy after class and embark on an adventure together!
In Solana Beach, explore miles of beautiful land and coastline. Whether you want to jog, hike, whale watch or cycle after yoga class, start with Torrey Pines. This beautiful reserve offers 1,750 acres of coast, sandstone cliffs and desert for you to explore. With multiple trails to check out, you’ll find something for explorers of every level. Don’t miss this chance to see San Diego nature at its finest.
If you’re looking for a unique trail run, try the UCSD Fit-Trail. This trail features stops throughout with equipment for pull-ups, crunches, balance exercises and more to help you switch up your exercise routine. Change things up and bring kids or friends with you!
4S Ranch features varied landscape ideal for outdoor exploration. From the rolling hills to the wetland habitat, there’s a lot to enjoy. Begin by hiking or biking the Miner’s Ridge Loop Trail on Black Mountain. This short but challenging hike offers gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape and is the perfect complement to your yoga routine.
If you’d like to get out on the water, Lake Hodges is a lovely lake nestled in the canyon on San Dieguito River. Paddle around the lake in a kayak or a canoe, or try your hand at fishing for largemouth bass, carp, catfish and more. You can rent a boat or kayak on site, and check out the hiking and biking trails around the lake.
Point Loma is a beautiful seaside destination featuring breathtaking cliffs and water views. At the tip of Point Loma, visit Cabrillo National Monument where you can hike, learn some history and check out the incredible tide pools. Before you go, know that phone service is limited, so check tide charts first to make sure you arrive at low tide!
If you like biking along the water, try the Shelter Island Loop. This trail is a 2.3-mile loop offering incredible coastal views; a perfect warm up or cool down from yoga. It’s great for many different skill levels, and can also be a great run or walk. You’ll need to take a ferry out to the island, so plan accordingly and enjoy this small island’s natural beauty.
Carlsbad is right on the coast and features miles of incredible coastline and wetlands. Between Carlsbad and Encinitas, you’ll find Batiquitos Lagoon, where you can explore nature trails on the wetlands, learn about the local flora and fauna and observe 185 species of birds!
For more ambitious trails, head to Lake Calavera and hike the trails on an extinct volcano. You’ll find a diverse array of plants, animals and landscape along this extensive trail network. Some trails are well maintained and some less so. Grab a friend after class and allow yourself plenty of time to take your time, explore and enjoy.
Feel great and see stunning landscape when you stay active exploring the extraordinary outdoors around San Diego.
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