Goodbye Treadmills, Hello Open Road

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Apr 4, 2013 —  The sun is finally shining. Go swap those gym sneakers for hiking boots and spend a glorious day outdoors. We've gathered some of the best hiking trails and city parks from around the world to help you decide where to grab that extra dose of vitamin D. Check out the photos below and let us know what you think!

 

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    Keep track of your running mileage with half mile indicators in Lincoln Park, a serene park that spans several neighborhoods in Chicago.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Mike Krebs

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    For a quick escape just outside of city limits, check out Runyon Canyon, a popular Hollywood hiking spot that offers both a casual trail and a more intense option for fitness buffs in Los Angeles.

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    Whether you're in for the full 185-mile trek, or just a casual stroll, the historical C&O Canal provides everyone with a tranquil respite in Washington, DC. 

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    While you can always enjoy wandering along the meandering paths in Hyde Park, equestrians and nautical types can take advantage of this urban oasis in London as well.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Sara Clark

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    Stroll around the ponds and sunbathers in Vondelpark, a centrally-located park in Amsterdam with lush rose gardens and prime picnic spots.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Audrey Sykes

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    Enjoy a workout while admiring the breathtaking vista of the entire Bay Area from atop Twin Peaks, a set of hills beloved by locals and tourists alike in San Francisco.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Ben Bradley

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    Roam through Parc de Buttes-Chaumont to explore a wilder side of Paris.

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    If you're looking to avoid the hoards of tourists in Central Park, explore the woodsy North End for a change of scene and pace in New York. 

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Xu Lin

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    Wander through architectural delights in Parc de la Ciutadella, a massive park in central Barcelona perfect for a laidback spring day.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Kendrick Kleiner

Keep track of your running mileage with half mile indicators in Lincoln Park, a serene park that spans several neighborhoods in Chicago.

Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Mike Krebs

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