Chiang Mai University — This university has a huge park with gardens and running tracks.
Day trip (<1 hour drive from the city) Monks trail — Moderate to challenging hike leading to a Buddhist temple.
Mae Rim loop — If you have a car, this route is a great way to view the Chiang Mai countryside.
Weekend trip (<1 hour drive from the city) Chiang Dao — A charming town outside of Chiang Mai. You’ll find traditional food, steaming hot springs and cloudy mountain views.
Chiang Rai — This area features some of Thailand's most spectacular temples.