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  1. Hop on in Columbus Circle and do the classic 6-miler around the park. It's the best way to get the vibe of New York City, see some crazy people, and maybe grab a hot dog or falafel from one of the food trucks when you're done. The landscaping is incredible, and the reservoir is not to be missed.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.9 miles
    Duration
    45 minutes-2 hours
  2. If you want road running, run Surf Avenue parallel to Coney Island. If you want epic beach running, run the beach—all three miles of it! Head there early in the morning for a sunrise run for the best views and the least crowds, or people watch on a casual jog during the afternoon.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.5 miles
    Duration
    Depends on how far you want to go, up to a couple hours.
  3. If running Central Park is old-hat but you still don't have time to get out of the city, Riverside Park is a safe bet for a simple run—and a breezier one, since it's right on the Hudson.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.1 miles
    Duration
  4. Fort Tryon is a climber's heaven, and a stair-hater's hell, but no matter your feelings on steep uphills, this small park will make you faster and stronger.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.7 miles
    Duration
  5. The Brooklyn Bridge is a classic running location—and if running the bridge isn't enough, you can run along the bridge, enjoy the views, and then run into the Brooklyn Bridge Park, right along the water, and enjoy the running paths and colorful people in the area.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    10.6 miles
    Duration
    30 minutes - 2 hours
  6. Run above the city, in a garden—sounds crazy, but High Line Park has you covered. It's only 1.5 miles long, but it's worth the run, especially if you need a quickie mid-day. (It ends at 34th, right in Midtown.) After the run, enjoy some of the crazy food trucks, from coffee to tacos to wine and beer!

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    9.6 miles
    Duration
    1 hour or less
  7. Running in Central Park feeling crowded? Head to Brooklyn for the same vibe without the craziness.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    10.4 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours
  8. For a beautiful run that will have you stopping to smell the roses—literally—visit the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6.1 miles
    Duration
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