I would always scout out the nearest tallbuilding, whenever I ran in a tally new city. Generally, my dad is the most committed exercise gurus that I know, and whenever we went on vacation he would go running at 5am while we were all still sleeping and suss out the town/city.
Bangalore over the weekend. He congregated large poor part village and they all broke out in cheers when I arrived, shaking my hands and giving me water. Make sure you scratch a comment about it below. It was a hot day. Basically, nandhi Hills. At the bottom I ld him to wait for me while I do my 12 miles run. He was so worried about me. You should take this seriously. Priceless experience. Nandhi Hill were the driver faithfully waited. Anyway, it was beautiful.
In my own neighborhood I know where the dogs are. I was o dogs scared so I quit, caribbean island, and it was nice. Besides, some places have lots of stray or feral dogs, and they can be pretty scary. With all that said. Running on Dahab beach south in the Sinai was a great high. You should take it into account. Jog around the Circus Maximus and envision old crowds and the palaces looming above you in the Palatine Hill, if you ever get to Rome.
Coming from NY, I was not used to the higher altitude in Boulder which slowed me down. Just as I was about to step on it, I realized it was a rattlesnake sunning itself. That was several first that I saw during that run. Running sites such as Strava also provide good ideas. Contacting local running clubs is a perfect suggestion. I had time to hop over it. That was something I never had to deal with running in the apartments on Long Island. Needless to say, I saw what looked like a tree branch up for awhile the trail.
Usually, one of my more memorable vacation runs was in Boulder. Needless to say, google search and find plenty of suggestions for wherever I am visiting. Other pointers. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Only things to remember is your out going route so you can turn back to hotel! You will see traffic and will have to for ageser than 40 minutes. The chance to explore a brand new area is a great way to get out of running rut identical routes when you are home. Early benefits runs is that you can run dark red lights and cross streets at random points! Get out as early as you can -6am or so -since traffic picks up as the morning progresses. Just keep reading. The most important suggestion I have is to carry ID and let someone know where you are going.
My favorite trip was to Seattle, where I ran the marathon there. Notice, another alternative, at least in larger cities, is a guided running tour. One or two short runs the days before the race, then a bunch of walking to do sightseeing afterwards, no need to stress about squeezing in a run. That is running beauty -you need so little gear that its easy to plot a run almost anywhere. My most memorable runs been while on vacation or business travel. Mackinac Island about three weeks before I was scheduled to run a marathon so despite a busy schedule I went for a run before the sun rose. The island is about 2 miles in diameter so I ran the entire distance slowing to a walk when a copse of trees blocked the lights from the houses back decks no cars=no streetlights. Gulf Shores AL to Orange Beach. Our hotel was near the line dividing the two cities and the tal mileage was about Happy running, folks! This was in early August during what in my opinion was the Perseid meteor shower an incredible sight without light pollution.