People who like to get outside and be active have a lot of options for things to do in San Diego, this is especially true for runners. To help you find the best routes for you, we’ve put together a list of the top five places to run in San Diego.
Stick to the sidewalk around Mission Bay and you can take note of the mile markers to track your distance. The flat, beautiful run is one of the most popular in San Diego. If you make it all the way around the loop you’ll have completed an 11 mile run.
One of the most scenic spots in San Diego, Sunset Cliffs is also a great place to go for a jog. The trail along the cliff is only about a mile, but you can choose to extend your run by continuing on to OB and running out on the pier before heading back. An evening run could reward you with one of the most spectacular sunsets in San Diego as a backdrop.
Many people looking for things to do in San Diego this weekend head to Cowles Mountain. It’s one of San Diego’s highest peaks and provides incredible views of San Diego, Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. The trail may only be three miles but you’ll definitely get a workout running up the steep inclines and being careful of your footing as you run up the mountain.
Another scenic ocean cliff run, Torrey Pines State Preserve encompasses over 2,000 acres, allowing you to find a new running path nearly every time you visit. Exploring Torrey Pines is one of the best cheap things to do in San Diego and it offers runners the perfect mix of scenery, trail running, and inclines for an extra workout.
The iconic Balboa Park is another San Diego landmark that can be explored by running multiple paths. You can choose to stick to the sidewalks, Crossing Cabrillo Bridge and running along the Prado past the museums, or you can hit the trails and run down into the canyons. Either way, you’re in for some of the best running to be found in San Diego.
Get some running gear at San Diego’s specialty running store Milestone Running and get out and get moving. Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that takes them to some of these amazing running spots. Funbassadors can lead a run and earn some extra money by showing people some great new running trails.