Seattle residents aren’t the type to let a little rain or some clouds dampen their workouts: You’ll find them kayaking in a downpour and hiking in snow. (And they have all that great, antioxidant-rich coffee to warm them up!) Plus, the city has oodles of parks and a high percentage of residents who frequently leave the car at home and walk or bike to work.
Fit Stop: REI Flagship Store Outdoor giant REI (rei.com) got its start in Seattle back in the 1930s selling mountaineering gear, and today it’s the nation’s largest consumer co-op. Visit the flagship store downtown to scale the 65-foot climbing wall, tune your bike, plan an active family getaway, or find essentials for all of your (wet or dry) outdoor adventures.