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Get up and go! San Diego ranked among most active cities in the U.S.

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 15:35:23-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diegans have every opportunity to get moving as the new year gets underway.

America's Finest City was recently ranked by financial website WalletHub as the ninth most active city in the U.S. The study examined 100 cities around the country, comparing them on metrics including the presence of fitness centers and sports facilities, costs of fitness memberships, trail availability, and share of inactive adults. The metrics were then organized under either "budget and participation" and "sports and outdoors."

San Diego ranked first in fitness centers and sports centers per capita, seventh in baseball and softball diamonds per capita, 22nd in basketball hoops per capita, 16th in parkland acres per capita, and 30th in walking. Those rankings brought the city's budget and participation rank to 27 and sports and outdoors rank to eight.

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Chula Vista was also ranked on the study, though at a distant 79, ranking 25th in budget and participation and 87 in sports and outdoors.

So where is the most active city located, according to WalletHub? You'll have to fly over to Honolulu, Hawaii, where the city ranked first in sports and outdoors. While Honolulu ranked 47th in budget and participation, the prevalence of sports and fitness facilities sent the city to the top of the rankings.

The only California city to score above San Diego was San Francisco, ranked third on the list.

Source: WalletHub