Run the Convention Center Stairs

San Diego San Diego Convention Center

Added by Jeremy Gleiberman

Running these roughly 100 steps makes for a great way to get in a quick workout outdoors. The stairs are lit so you can run them at night.

This is a great spot to get in a workout and to get some fresh air. The stairs are around 100 steps to the top, so if you're feeling good, you can get a few rounds in. In terms of safety, there are usually people around the convention center, so you most likely won't be alone. With that said, be sure to check the Events Calendar; it can get a little too crowded if there's a big conference in town.

Once you're all finished up, head into the Gaslamp District for a bite.

Photos: Justin Brown; Justin Brown; Bisayan Lady

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9 months ago

Great Cardio

Great workout, it'll kick your butt. We do it every Thursday and it's awesome. Great outdoor activity.

9 months ago

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