Top 10 Cities for Active Kids
If your child is interested in sports, dance or any other type of organized activity, though, it's good to have resources. Whether you have an aspiring athlete, artist or performer on your hands, getting your child enrolled in an organized program is the best way to keep them active while they pursue their passions.
According to ACTIVEkids.com data, as of March 2016, these 10 cities (or metropolitan areas) have the most activities for kids in the country. Let us know in the comments section below if your city made the cut.
10. Boston1 of 11
With 1,800 kids activities available in the Boston area, Bean Town just barely beat out Detroit (1,793) to make the final cut.
9. Dallas-Ft. Worth2 of 11
The DFW Metroplex checks in at No. 9 with 1,904 activities for children. Dallas-Ft. Worth is the only representative on our list from the Lone Star State, though Austin did make it into the top 20.
8. New York3 of 11
The city so nice they named it twice has 2,592 activities—spread across the five Burroughs and surrounding areas—listed on ACTIVEkids.com. Just don't let the kids get too caught up in the whole "City That Never Sleeps" thing, or they'll be too tired for practice.
7. Denver4 of 11
The altitude is no problem for kids in the Mile High City. Denver edged past NYC with 2,644 activities for kids looking to enjoy that fresh Colorado air.
6. Philadelphia5 of 11
The City of Brotherly Love apparently also loves keeping its kids active, with 3,105 activities available on ACTIVEkids.com.
5. Atlanta6 of 11
Kids get a dose of Southern Hospitality in Atlanta, where 3,845 kids activities can be found. Keeping your kids active sure is peachy!
4. Washington D.C.7 of 11
You can find 4,393 activities for kids in the area around the nation's capital, making it the fourth best city for active kids in the country.
3. Chicago8 of 11
The Windy City blows away boredom with 6,066 kids activities in the Chicago area available on ACTIVEkids.com.
2. The Bay Area (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose)9 of 11
Think of it as the Bermuda Triangle for childhood inactivity, where complaints of "I'm bored" get washed away in the bay. The Bay Area triumvirate of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose boasts 6,350 activity options for kids of all ages.
1. Los Angeles10 of 11
The City of Angels is a veritable Heaven on Earth for active kids with 6,732 activities listed on ACTIVEkids.com in the region. All that sunshine doesn't hurt, either.