San Diego ranks top in the nation as a travel destination. San Diego International Airport earns high marks, the city has been ranked the third healthiest city in America, and Yelp names our dining scene a top spot for foodies.
San Diego has now achieved another top spot as Wallethub named the city the top in the country for keeping New Year’s resolutions and the best city to keep health goals.
Lots of folks make New Year’s resolutions. Nearly half of all New Year’s resolutions are health-related. Folks want to eat healthier, get more exercise, or lose weight. Other aspirations include learning a new sport or activity. But, sticking with it for the long-term proves difficult, especially when you take a vacation.
Fortunately, if your destination is San Diego, it’s easy to keep those healthy habits. The city boasts an active outdoor lifestyle, making it fun and easy to stay fit. Whether you stay in La Jolla, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, or Sunset Cliffs/Ocean Beach, you are never far from the Pacific Ocean. Each of our rentals puts you in proximity to all the water sports and activities that go along with beach life.
Kayaking gives a good cardio workout, strengthens your abs, and works your lower back muscles. All that paddling also leads to healthy, good-looking arms. It’s an excellent exercise for losing weight. Keep up your routine (or start a new one) with Bike & Kayak Tours, a preferred partner. Mention Bluewater and get a 20 percent discount. La Jolla Kayak is another preferred partner that offers savings on paddling adventures.
Surfing and stand-up paddleboarding also provide a great way to keep fit. San Diego Surfing School offers lessons for beginners, advanced training, and rentals. (Mention Bluewater for a 10 percent discount.)
If water sports are not your go-to for exercise, San Diego County has trails for hiking and biking. The city itself is bike-friendly, and PeopleForBikes has named us as one of the top 10 U.S. cities for bicycling.
When you need to re-fuel, health-conscious restaurants make it easier to stick to a healthy diet. From juice bars to vegan cafes to power bowls, the city’s dining options make it possible to eat clean – even when traveling. Honestly, eating healthy has never tasted better.
Evolution Fast Food near Balboa Park offers a vegan menu with a drive-thru option. They make delicious items mushroom burgers, and jumbo veggie wraps with fresh, local ingredients.
Trilogy Cafe in La Jolla provides organic, vegan, and gluten-free takeout and delivery. Get a cold-pressed juice or dairy-free smoothie. They also serve acai and pitaya bowls with superfoods to give you a boost. The cafe is just a part of the healthy community of Trilogy Sanctuary, which also offers outdoor and streaming yoga classes.
Powerhaus Pizza in Pacific Beach serves a wellness-inspired menu with a choose-your-crust option, all-natural toppings, vegan proteins, and a vegan cheese choice. Tey also make wraps and smoothies, and have kombucha on tap.
Staying oceanside undoubtedly motivates one to keep fit. Start the day with a view of the Pacific Ocean, a walk or run on the beach, and meditations facing the sunrise. The two-bedroom Paradise Retreat property offers a beautiful location on Mission Bay, just across the strand from Mission Beach. Mission Bay Park has more than 4,000 acres with an endless variety of recreation and water activities, including sailing, waterskiing, kayaking, and windsurfing.
Water’s Edge, five-bedroom property in La Jolla, has more than 120 feet of ocean frontage with spectacular views from all living spaces and the added benefit of a jacuzzi spa. This luxury rental is a short walk from restaurants, coffee houses, and shopping, great for keeping a resolution to get in more walking steps.