Pack your running shoes and your sports outfit in your suitcase! This week we show you the most remarkable running tracks in 5 cities – sightseeing included.
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Running Destination #1: Central Park, New York City
Start and end point: General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument
The running route through Central Park is perfect for nature lovers travelling to New York City.
Let’s start our round in the southeastern part of the park and then navigate towards Strawberry Fields, a memorial to John Lennon. Afterwards, we pass a variety of museums: American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the City of New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shortly thereafter we arrive at Cleopatra’s Needles, two ancient Egyptian obelisks, and Belvedere Castle. The end of our run is the statue of the Siberian Husky Balto and the Central Park Zoo.
Running Destination #2: Tel Aviv
Start and end point: Clock Tower in Jaffa
There is no denying that the beach promenade in Tel Aviv is simply fantastic for runners and walkers alike. But there are also other beautiful routes in the city and in neighbouring Jaffa that are worth seeing.
Our recommended run in Jaffa starts by the clock tower. Then we pass the church St. Peter and through the old town, before we reach the beautiful beach promenade Tayelet. Here you will also find some colourful walls full of works of art from various street art masters.
We leave the beach promenade and run past Dizengoff fountain, across Rabin Square and along Rothschild Boulevard with its iconic Bauhaus-style houses.
The end of our running route takes us to Sheinkin Street, Carmel Market, White City and the Gutman Museum before returning to our starting point the Clock Tower in Jaffa.
→ Do you already know our blog story about Tel Aviv?
Running Destination #3: Miami Beach
Start and end point: Ocean Drive
If you’re already in Miami, don’t miss the renowned Miami Beach as it’s perfect for a leisurely run past sights and places of interest.
The perfect starting point of this run is the Ocean Drive, one of the city’s main streets. Keep your eyes open as you jog through the Art Deco Historic District. Continue through Lummus Park, where you can quite frequently catch a glimpse of a volleyball game. We then run past the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach before heading back to Ocean Drive.
→ Want to know more about Florida? Here are our tips for a detailed road trip route through the Sunshine State.
Running Destination #4: Reykjavik
Start and end point: Tjörnin
Our run through the northernmost capital of the world takes us through the eye-catching centre of Reykjavik.
First, we run along Lake Tjörnin, which lies in the middle of the city. Then we pass Hegningarhúsið, the old prison, and Klapparstígur 30, where you can admire street art while passing by. When you see the sea, the sculpture Solfar and the concert hall Harpa are not far away. Before our home stretch, you run straight over the square Austurvöllur, past the parliament building Althing, the cathedral Landakotskirkja and the cemetery Hólavallagarður.
→ You want to see more of Iceland? Here you can find our tips.
Running Destination #5: Santa Monica
Start and end point: Santa Monica Pier
Those who visit to Los Angeles should not miss coastal Santa Monica.
We start our run directly at the Santa Monica Pier and jog along the sea to the famous Venice Canals. From there it is only a short jump to the Venice Beach Boardwalk, one of the most visited streets of the city. The finale of the running route leads us back to the Santa Monica Pier.
Tip: Early risers are rewarded not only with little traffic but also with a beautiful sunrise.
→ Los Angeles has a lot to offer. Here you can find our guide for L.A.
→ Roadtrip would you like to go? Our tips for California can be found here.
→ Are you big fans of national parks? We show you the most beautiful national parks in California.
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