Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges
Distance: 3.5 miles
Where: Start at the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge from the Manhattan or Brooklyn side
What to see: This is truly a postcard-worthy route. You may want to bring your phone along with you to snap pictures of the Manhattan skyline as you run over both bridges. You can also see the stacked highways near Brooklyn Bridge Park and hear the clatter of running on wood planks.
When to go: To avoid midday tourists, head out early or at night.
Who it’s good for: Newbies and intermediate runners. Be warned—on the bridges you may feel as if you're running up a hill at certain points.