This four-mile hike with over 1000ft of elevation gain is one of the closest and best hikes around. That means there are hordes of people running, hiking, and meandering up it with you, but it's still the perfect option for a fast track to the trails. Though, if you're looking for something less crowded, we've got you covered.
Myth claims that Seattle's location was chosen for its seven hills (a la Rome), and hills mean stairs: Seattle's full of them. Like so many sets of steps around the city, the 272 that run from Golden Gardens beach up to 85th St NW are perfect for putting your quadriceps into excruciating pain -- and whipping your butt into amazing shape.
The fitness-clothing chain offers free classes (mostly yoga) in their Pacific Place store, but while the class is free, the clothing isn't, and you may find yourself opening your wallet when you're finished opening your muscles.
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Naomi Tomky has been to all of these places. She looked around -- and then found the nearest good restaurant. Find her on Twitter @Gastrognome and Instagram @the_gastrognome.