Chicago is considered one of the healthiest cities in America, and the fitness-inclined go gangbusters as soon as the snow thaws. North Avenue Beach is crawling with volleyballers, rollerbladers and cyclists via bike paths, and famed jogging routes (like Lakefront along Lake Michigan) boast awesome city views. When it comes to congested cities, Chicago may be the most sought-after location for healthy outdoor activities. Last winter, Chicago placed more than 500 sensors throughout the streets that work as a Fitbit activity tracker to provide data about urban environment. Called Array of Things, it compiles data of various environmental factors like air quality, magnetic field, carbon monoxide, ozone and humidity (among other factors, like heavy foot and vehicle traffic) that will eventually determine what spots are best for optimal air quality and conditions and what areas need improvement, truly dictating the best spots for outdoor cardio. Book a stay at The James Chicago, a centrally located hotel with an urban wellness program, complimentary city bikes and triple-filtered water to help quench after a workout.
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