We’re not saying the Marina’s outdoorsy exercise potential and incredible walkability is the secret to how we got this fabulous body. But we’re not not saying it either. The Marina is young, fun, and full of activity. Joggers, shoppers, diners, and bar patrons pack Union and Chestnut – the area’s boutique and bar-lined streets – day and night. With front row seats to the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge, the Marina Green is a top destination for picnickers, runners, and sightseers.

The Marina is also home to the city’s most mouthwatering food truck event, Off the Grid, in Fort Mason, where you can sample Malaysian, Hawaiian, Guatemalan snacks; Nepali, Filipino, Korean-Japanese fusion; ceviche, burgers, tacos, and plenty of desserts, all in the same parking lot paradise. One of largest community gardens in city is in Marina, giving you the chance to get your hands dirty (and then eat the fruits of your labor). Crissy Field, a crowning jewel of the city, is an ideal setting for running while gazing at some of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Then there’s the made-for-photo-sessions-and-picnics Palace of Fine Arts.

To the south are Pacific Heights and neighboring Cow Hollow. The eastern border is Van Ness Avenue, and just beyond it are Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park, and Pier 39 — all within easy reach.