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Number 6: Seattle
Seattle's nearly year-round drizzly weather doesn't stop residents from staying active. Seattleites ski and snowboard in the nearby Cascade and Olympic Mountains, kayak and sail in Puget Sound, rock climb at Discovery Park and walk around Green Lake. There are also plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, camping and swimming. No wonder residents here rank highest in America for getting vitamin D!
Number 5 Sacramento
Nicknamed the River City, because it's where the Sacramento River and the American River meet, Sacramento attracts a ton of white water rafters and kayakers. For land-lovers, California's state capital features over 5,000 acres of parks, giving residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor sports, hiking, walking and biking.
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