Best Places to Walk

The 25 Best Cities for Walking

Whether you’re in the market for a new ‘hood or planning a trip, you can take advantage of these 25 cities whose pedestrians give cars a run for their money.

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The 25 Best Cities for Walking // San Francisco, CA c Thinkstock

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4. San Francisco, CA

Walk Score: 84.9

Hilly reputation notwithstanding, the city has serious walking cred in neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Financial District. (Related: Boost your fat burn with hill training) San Francisco has also just launched a city-sponsored program called WalkFirst, which works to improve pedestrian safety and walking conditions with sidewalk buffers, revamped intersections, and better lighting in key pedestrian areas citywide. Walk San Francisco, an advocacy group that promotes pedestrian activity and safety, offers group walks as well.   

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