Jul 13, 2017
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San Francisco for the Active Tourist

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San Francisco activities for the active

You’ll never find yourself bored in San Francisco with its neighborhood diversity, steep rolling hills, mountainous terrain, and of course, The Bay. Our friends at DIAKADI recommended their favorite San Francisco activities that will have you coming back for more.

Take a Surf Lesson at Pacifica Beach

A top thing to do for SF tourists and surfer newbies!
Adventure Out is an awesome adventure team that helps people fall back in love with nature. They offer a number of high quality and safe outdoor programs including wilderness survival, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, adventure retreats and SURFING.

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Surf with Adventure Out

Get on the water for their 1 day or 2 day surf clinics in Pacifica or Santa Cruz. These 3 hour classes are welcome to all levels and as a beginner, you’ll learn the basics and be catching waves in no time. Embrace the California surfer lifestyle on your next visit to San Francisco.
You can start saying things like “rad” and “stoked” and “no waves, no glory”.

Recommended by DIAKADI Trainer and Owner, Billy Polson, this is one for the Hang Ten San Francisco Tourists.

Free Tuesday Night Yoga at Grace Cathedral

Yoga on the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral is a unique experience. Several hundred people of all ages, from all over the city, of many different faith affiliations, including none, gather as ONE to practice yoga in the darkened cathedral.
Colorful mats cover the labyrinth, the aisles and even the altar. Tuesday yoga exemplifies their commitment to meeting people where they are and recognizes there are many ways to be spiritual.

Grace Cathedral free Yoga in San Francisco

Free Yoga at the Grace Cathedral

Everyone is welcome and they have mats to loan for a small donation if you don’t have one.

Tuesday Yoga is free however donations are welcomed! Your donation helps support the teacher, the musicians and keeping the cathedral open for yoga. This hidden gem is a must on your next trip.

Class run 6:15pm – 7:30pm but get there early as it is a popular class! This is one of the San Francisco activities that you don’t want to miss.
Click on the Grace Cathedral website to find class schedules, service times, reflections, musicians, and MORE. Namaste.

Recommended by Trainer Andrew Speros For Yogi and Yogini San Francisco Tourists.

Kayak or Standup Paddle Board

Take in the BAY-eautiful views of San Francisco from the water! Kayak (1 or 2 person seating) or try using the Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) in the Richardson Bay along the coast of Sausalito, just north of the city across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Kayak and Stand Up Paddle boarding in San Francisco

Kayak or SUP at beautiful Sausalito

Renting, teaching, and leading trips for over 34 years, SeaTrek was the first commercial sea kayaking business in California. Whatever your skill level and experience, you will find the Sea Trek staff ready to help make your adventure safe and enjoyable.

There are NO RESERVATIONS as it is first come, first served. However they have a large fleet of kayaks with high turnover so no worries, they will always get you on the water!

This is the PERFECT escapade for tourists anytime of the year and one of our unmissable San Francisco Activities. SeaTrek are open for rentals ALL YEAR, 7 DAYS A WEEK.
Click the SeaTrek website to check out rates, memberships, and other info to plan your adventure. Find your floating home here next time you’re in SF!

Recommended by Trainer Angela Tieri For Water Loving Tourists.

Hike Mt. Diablo

One of San Francisco’s tallest mountains, Mount Diablo has an elevation of 3,849 feet and some of the most expansive views in California. One for history buff tourists, this mountain played a large role in the surveying of the Bay Area during its early discovery.

Hike Mount Diablo, San Francisco, California

Hike one of San Fran’s highest mountains

It is 6.8 miles from leg to summit, so wear your hiking boats, pack your water, snacks and optimism because it’s a bit of a trek.
The reward after this mountainous feat? Head to ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop and treat yourself to a pint. Beer isn’t your thing? Get your sugar fix at A Sweet Affair. Either way, you can now say you’ve hiked San Francisco’s Mount Diablo.
Click the All Trails website for different trails, directions, a map of the park, hours of operation, what to bring, and more mountains to climb on your next trip to SF.

Recommended by Trainer Ricky Woolworth for San Francisco tourist who enjoy Bragging Rights.

Pick Up Basketball Game at Dolores Park

With basketball courts, tennis courts, walking paths and a playground for kids, Dolores Park in San Francisco’s Mission District, is an awesome spot for your next family vacation. Start a pick up game of basketball, bring your tennis rackets, and make your way up the hill to enjoy the views of the city from the top of the park.

Mission Delores Park basketball and tennis, San Francisco, California

Shoot some hoops at Delores Park

Being the recreational MVP must get tiring. Go across the street and grab a bite at Dolores Park Cafe or treat yo’self to ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery, have a picnic in the park, and soak up the SF sun.
Click the Mission Delores Park website for directions to Dolores Park and other fun recreational activities for you and your friends to enjoy!

Recommended by Trainer Alan Chan For Sporty Tourists.

Bike Across Golden Gate Bridge

This is always a tourist favorite and one of the most popular San Francisco activities. After visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, stop at a bike rental shop there and hop on a tour that will take you across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Cycle across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge

After the bike tour, you’ll take a ferry back to your starting location in the city, ending with a relaxing boat ride. Sounds awesome right?
Click the Blazing Saddles website for routes, rates, map and directions and other walking and bus tours so you can get the most out of your trip to San Francisco.

With thanks to our guest blogger, Billy Polson.

Billy is the founder and co-owner of DIAKADI , San Francisco’s most comprehensive fitness, performance, and life facility.

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