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Sports and Wellness

San Diego can certainly flex its muscles as a top city for health and wellness, and all summer long you’ll find sporty events, yoga in unusual places, guided neighborhood walks, healthy cooking classes, and more. So get moving!


Walk, Run, Ride

Old City HallOld City Hall
Coronado BridgeCoronado Bridge

Tone those muscles while enhancing your brain on a Gaslamp Quarter Historical Walking Tour. Explore the architecturally significant structures downtown, from the Old City Hall to the Romanesque Keating building, while enjoying the tales of the folks who created America’s Finest City. These ongoing tours start at the Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House. gaslampquarter.org

Start the July 4th holiday weekend on the right foot with the inaugural Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K, an evening race through the streets of downtown that ends under the iconic Gaslamp Quarter archway. Afterward, racers receive dining discounts at local favorites like Hennessey’s and The Field. Thursday, July 3 at 7 p.m. gaslamp.org

Ride the Bridge—Bike the Bay: Ever dream of pedaling over that soaring Coronado Bridge? Well, now you can, as this summer tradition, seven years strong, offers a scenic bayside ride and the rare opportunity to cross over the bay on your bike. The noncompetitive event ends at the Embarcadero Marina Park South, where food, entertainment, and a beer garden await. August 24. bikethebay.net

Scripps Health Presents

USS MidwayUSS Midway

Summertime Strolls: During summer, it’s a seasonal crime to lock yourself to your desk during lunch. Why not break out and discover downtown’s distinct neighborhoods as part of a 30-minute guided stroll? The walks, which are sponsored by Scripps Health, happen twice a month on Friday at rotating locations. downtownsandiego.org/healthyscripps

Stretch Yourself: Summer isn’t for the dogs—it is for Downward Dogs. Get limber and lean with Scripps-sponsored, twice-a-month yoga classes at unique outdoor locations throughout downtown. Just think: You can strike a boat pose on the USS Midway, a tree pose at a downtown park, or a bridge pose with the Coronado Bridge as your backdrop. These Scripps Health–sponsored classes are taught by certified yoga instructors. So grab a mat and stretch your body and mind. downtownsandiego.org/healthyscripps

Recipe for a Healthy (and Delicious) Summer:What makes summer taste so good? It’s the fresh, organic, and local ingredients, of course. Learn how to use San Diego’s bounty to whip up healthy and delicious organic summertime meals with the help of Jimbo’s . . . Naturally! and Scripps certified nutritionists. The monthly classes begin July 10 at Jimbo’s . . . Naturally! in Westfield Horton Plaza in downtown. Summer school never tasted so good. downtownsandiego.org/healthyscripps

Green Energizer JuiceHydrate & Rejuvenate

Head to the Marriott Marquis & Marina Kitchen before or after your workout for a healthy boost. Their housemade Green Energizer juice, a parsley-kale-celery-spinach-cucumber concoction, is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins so you can fuel up and feel great.



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