I know many people who post questions about good running routes when they're going to visit an unfamiliar city. I've done that a few times, but my usual strategy for finding a route in a new town is simple enough.
- Open the door of the hotel or house I'm staying in.
- Start running.
- Don't lose track of where I am and how to get back to the hotel or house.
The last one is the most important. I mean what good is it to have a place to stay if you can't find it again?