THE BEST WAY TO NEW YORK
From LAX, nonstop service to New York, JFK, is offered on American, United, Delta, Jet Blue and Virgin America. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $438.
RUNNING IN THE CITY
City Running Tours, (877) 415-0058, http://www.cityrunningtours.com. Personalized tours are $60 for the first six miles and $6 for each additional mile, with discounts for groups of four or more. Select your own route and distance when booking. Group tours are generally five miles, cost $25 and $30 a person and run on Saturdays. CRT also has running guides in Boston, Chicago, Charleston, S.C., Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Team Joe runs from 141 Waverly Place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays and from 514 Columbus Ave. on Sundays. For information, go to http://www.joetheartofcoffee.com.
Central Park running routes are mapped and measured at http://www.nyrr.org/resources/training/central_park.asp, with a link to safety tips on running in New York. The Central Park Conservancy website at http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-do/sports/running-jogging.html has a page with information on the best times to run.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times