Summer Running Guide: Top North America Vacation Spots

In celebration of summer, we’ve put a lot of time into researching the best places to run in popular summer vacation destinations. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day, these areas attract tens of millions of visitors. Our Destinations page is a great list of many places popular in summer, from coastal spots to island retreats, mountain getaways, lake havens, theme park resorts, and ‘vacation’ cities.

Northeast Coastal. We’ve developed guides to 20+ northeast coastal spots, with 300+ curated routes on beaches, boardwalks, shore runs, and more. From St. John’s Newfoundland to Charleston! See this list.

Island Getaways. See our ‘destinations’ page for some popular summer island retreats: Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, Bermuda, Prince Edward Island, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Havana, Puerto Rico, Nassau.

National Parks. We have running guides for nearly all the major National Parks. Also, if you click on ‘National Parks‘ in Categories, a list will display of all routes with a National Park component.

Great Canada Spots. We’ve added a few spots in Canada that are particularly popular in summer: Victoria, BC; St. John’s, Newfoundland; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Prince Edward Island.

Traverse City/Northwest Michigan. The Lake Michigan Coast from Grand Traverse Bay to Mackinaw City is considered one of the most scenic locations in the midwest, with giant rolling sand dunes, colorful cherry orchards, and shady hardwood forests bordering endless vistas of the Great Lakes.

Taste of Alaska! We’ve developed the first ever running guide to Anchorage, which comes alive in summer!

California Coastal. People love visiting the California Coast in the summer. We’ve put together this list of nearly 100 great coastal running spots, from the Bay area to San Diego!

Mountain Playgrounds. This list might be a bit random, but we’ve got running guides for some favorite mountain resort areas, and spots near mountains: The Berkshires; Stowe, VT; North Conway, NH; Boulder, CO; Aspen, Vail, Jackson Hole, Lake Tahoe, Boise, ID; Bend, OR; Asheville, NC.