Did you know that the first Wednesday in April has been declared National Walking Day by the American Heart Association? Well, now you do.
While the AHA aims to encourage more physical activity among those of us who spend hours upon hours sitting at a desk, we couldn’t resist putting a travel spin on the day — because let’s face it, most of us walk much more when we’re off exploring a new place than we do when we’re at home.
We recently asked our followers on Facebook to name their favorite city or neighborhood for strolling — and the list of places we got in response would inspire just about anyone to hit the pavement. Following are a few of our favorites:
“Assisi, Italy … peaceful, quaint & beautiful!” — Tracey Pino
“New York City — especially Broadway from Columbus Circle to the 80’s” — Beth Glass
“Old City in Jerusalem” — Rose Kemps
“Definitely Sydney — from the Rocks all the way around to the Botanical Gardens” — Gill Harvey
Which city tops your list of favorite places to walk?
— written by Sarah Schlichter