These hotels allow training to be a top priority while you’re traveling.
Sometimes, traveling or going on vacation can make it easy to miss a day (or a week) of exercise. In between the sightseeing, shopping and eating, finding the time to squeeze in a decent run can be more challenging than finding the local currency exchange bureau.
Staying fit while on the road doesn’t necessarily mean you need to make do with old workout equipment in dingy rooms.
In a search for running-friendly hotels that can offer more than just your usual 24-hour fitness center, we’ve rounded up seven properties throughout the nation that will allow training to be a top priority on your travel checklist.
The W Westwood Hotel, Los Angeles
The W Westwood Hotel, Los Angeles: Located at the foothills of Beverly Hills and a stone’s-throw away from the Santa Monica beaches, the W Westwood Hotel offers Wellness Weekends to make cross training a breeze. Notable trainers teach hour-long yoga, pilates, cardio and weight classes, and Lucy Activewear provides yoga mats and other amenities. Each class ends with a mimosa and 20% off brunch that day.
The Surrey, New York
The Surrey, New York: Its personal trainers use the hotel’s prime location near Central Park to their advantage as they take guests on one-on-one runs through the park. Personalized cross training programs and organized rock climbing at the park are also available for a mountain-style fitness session.
The Orlando Hotel, Los Angeles
The Orlando Hotel, Los Angeles: If you’re ever in town for the Hollywood Half-Marathon, stay at this charming boutique hotel located in the heart of LA’s West 3rd Street. Flanked by the Farmer’s Market, the Grove and a street lined with eccentric boutiques and restaurants, The Orlando also has access to nearby Runyon Canyon, which offers an extensive trail system for newbies and hardcore hill junkies alike.
The Sky Lodge, Park City, Utah
The Sky Lodge, Park City, Utah: As a luxury boutique resort in the heart of Park City, The Sky Lodge is footsteps from the Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort, which are both home to a laundry list of outdoor fitness activities, including snowshoeing, cross country skiing and indoor rock climbing.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago: In addition to an 8,000-square-foot fitness center, indoor basketball court and two swimming pools (one indoor lap and one outdoors on an 80,00-square-foot recreation deck), the new Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel boasts running and walking trails on the property and is a few blocks from Lake Michigan, which has more than 30 miles of lakefront running that run the length of the city.
Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, Calif.
Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, Calif.: The tree-lined streets and close proximity to several scenic parks, rivers and running/walking paths in downtown Palo Alto make the Garden Court Hotel a prime location when it comes to staying active during a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.
Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.: While this 63-room luxury resort located on 9,200 acres in the hills of the Smoky Mountains is popularly known as an unrivaled food and wine destination, it also offers active excursions such as the Tour de Smokies, which is led by cyclist and training coach Robbie Venture, and Transformation Bootcamps, which start with a morning yoga session at the pool and end with dinner on Hesse Creek.