To experience San Francisco like a local, means to practice a healthy and fit lifestyle while exploring all the beautiful sites along the bay. San Francisco, known as one of the healthiest cities in the U.S., is overflowing with ways for you to stay active and well fueled during your visit. Here are just a few of our favorite health-conscious eats and hangouts in the Golden Gate City.
Lace up your hiking shoes and hit the gorgeous hiking trails in Muir Woods National Monument. Whichever trail you choose to explore, will be filled with views of old-growth coast redwoods, which are the tallest living trees in the world. www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm
Golden Gate Park
Did you know that the Golden Gate Park is the third most visited park in the U.S.? With more than 1,000 acres of gardens, lakes, museums and athletic activities, it is best to plan on spending your whole day there. goldengatepark.com
If you are looking to cut animal products out of your diet, then you might just want to check out Gracias Madre. This plant based Mexican restaurant is focused on health and raising consciousness on the planet. Gracias Madre is committed to bringing organic, plant based, non-GMO Mexican food to the community. http://gracias-madre.com/index.html
Kitava, a former McDonald’s transformed into a health-focused restaurant, specializes in gluten-free and paleo-friendly dishes. By using local, sustainable, whole food ingredients, Kitava’s mission is to serve food that supports a healthy lifestyle. www.kitava.com
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