7 Destinations to Inspire Your Next Runner’s High

For traveling fitness enthusiasts, sneaking in a jog while sightseeing is a treat of sorts. Transform your runner’s high into an unforgettable experience with a trip to one of the following destinations. Allons-y!

Sydney

Your choices in Sydney are limited only by your imagination. A waterfront route from Bondi to Coogee passes by some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches and is popular with runners. The Royal Botanic Gardens’ pathways overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge represent another not-to-be-missed route. Then there is the Bay Run—a trail in Sydney’s western suburbs that loops around Iron Cove.

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Hong Kong

A haven for outdoor types, Hong Kong is home to a plethora of options for runners: both urban and off-the-beaten-path trails offer scenic views with a memorable juxtaposition of the urban and the wild. The only trouble is choosing between Ma On Shan’s beautiful waterfront promenade, Clear Water Bay’s stunning vistas, or Discovery Bay’s mix of trails and pathways.

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Vancouver

Vancouver routinely ranks among the most livable cities in the world, and it’s easy to see why. Its pristine setting along the Pacific, with forested trails, waterfront routes, and mountains, is a top draw for health and fitness enthusiasts. Few places in the world are better for running than the Stanley Park seawall (5.5 miles), whose stunning concrete path takes you around the Stanley Park point, along Burrard Inlet, under the Lions Gate Bridge down to False Creek.

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NYC

New York’s iconic Central Park needs little introduction. Home to the finish line of perhaps the world’s most famous marathon, the park is also a huge draw for its scenic six-mile loop. Looking for a change of scenery? Run along the West Side Highway or the East River for breathtaking views.

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Boston

Home to one of the most prestigious marathons in the world, Boston boasts plentiful options for runners amid a backdrop of historic landmarks. The path along the idyllic Charles River offers superb views of the city, while the downtown Freedom Trail ensures you hit several historic landmarks on the way.

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Paris

Paris is for lovers, but runners will find the city memorable as well. While at first sight it may seem doubtful that a city with big cobblestones and narrow sidewalks can accommodate, the French capital is, in fact, a stunning place to run. Head to the Tuileries next to the Louvre, or the Jardins du Luxembourg on the Left Bank, or try the course from Hotel de Ville in the heart of Paris to the Bois de Vincennes. Farther afield, Île de la Jatte, a small island whose beauty inspired 19th-century painters like Monet and Georges Seurat, features a running track.

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London

If you can’t find a good running route in London, it’s certainly not for lack of green spaces. Hyde Park is an iconic destination for runners, but for those willing to tackle more, the Thames Path is a longer run along the river from Woolwich to Richmond Park. Itching to get out of an urban setting? Nothing beats Wimbledon Common with its leafy, forested paths and nature reserve.

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