I love to run on vacation. No expectations, no pressure…just run to offset dessert calories. Or, in my case, beer calories. It’s a great way to explore a city or a town. I’ve managed easy 3-milers in the very early AM (before it gets ungodly hot) for the past 3 days.
We split our time in Kauai between the North Shore and South Shore. We stayed in Princeville (at the Westin – highly recommend it) for the NS and at Poipu Beach (Sheraton – also very nice) for the SS.
The NS is definitely more scenic with views of the ocean and Na Pali Coast. The Na Pali Coast is like the Golden Gate Bridge to me – I will never get sick of staring at it.
The SS is nice too but no mountain views. However, it is significantly cooler with a nice ocean breeze.
The best thing about running in a beach town is you can step right outside your hotel and follow the other runners – no need to do any research. For cities, I definitely do my homework. I don’t want to end up in a shady area (suggestions for running in Paris/London are welcome!).
Do you run on vacation? I love the change of scenery. My favorite place to run is still San Fran. I haven’t found any place that can beat it.