Vacations are a time to relax and unwind—and indulge yourself a little—but it doesn't mean you completely give up on your workout regimen! Sure, some hotel gyms are tiny and others are nonexistent, but step outside the box! There are tons of parks and trails for hiking, biking, walking, and running no matter where you go. So check out our favorites in five different cities, and get ready to break a sweat!
Central Park: The most visited urban park in the United States, Central Park is a New York City landmark. Opened in 1857, the park is now registered as a National Historic Landmark and features numerous running trails and paths. One of the most popular running trails is a 1.58 mile loop around the picturesque Reservoir. To be near this trail, stay at The Franklin NYC.
Hudson River Park: Set along the Hudson River, the West Side Highway path runs from
Battery Park to 59th street. The trail offers beautiful views of New Jersey and the breeze off the water helps joggers stay cool. Those who'd rather walk can still get a workout, especially if they're wearing heels like Beyonce was when she was spotted on the trail. If you're looking to run or bike the path, stay at the nearby celebrity favorite, the Trump SoHo New York.
Prospect Park: Designed by the same duo that created Central Park, Prospect Park in Brooklyn has many jogging paths, and races are often held in the park. If you're not in the mood for a run, the park also features baseball fields, tennis courts, soccer fields, and basketball courts. The nearby Nu hotel Brooklyn is a good option for those hoping to visit Prospect Park.
Hollywood Sign Hike: A celebrity favorite, Griffith Park is home to numerous steep trails and (most importantly) the iconic Hollywood Sign. Direct access to the sign is prohibited (unless you're in the mood to be bold à la Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake in Friends with Benefits), but you can get pretty close. Stay at The Redbury at Hollywood and Vine to have a view of the sign from your room.
Will Rogers State Historic Park: Formerly the Hollywood star's private ranch, Will Rogers State Historic Park has been open to the public since 1944 and boasts a golf course, the only outdoor, regulation-size polo field in the nation, and multiple trails. Inspiration Point Trail is a popular 6-mile loop in the park, and The Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd in Bel Air is just a short drive away.