IRONMAN Los CabosLos Cabos, Mexico - March 17, 2013 1 of 7
It's hard to beat an ocean swim in a protected cove, a scenic, well-paved highway for the bike and a relatively flat run through downtown San Jose. Then, celebrate your accomplishment with massages and margaritas at one of the numerous resorts that dot the southern tip of Baja.
Ochsner IRONMAN 70.3 New OrleansNew Orleans, Louisiana - April 21, 2013 2 of 7
If you've always wanted to visit New Orleans, this is the perfect excuse to go. Finish your race in the French Quarter, then recover with Cajun food and Creole culture.
IRONMAN 70.3 St. CroixSt. Croix, Virgin Islands - May 5, 2013 3 of 7
Sure you have to tackle "The Beast", a 14-percent grade climb on the bike. But you can't ask for a better place to recover than the Virgin Islands.
Thomas Cook IRONMAN 70.3 MallorcaMallorca, Balearic Islands - May 11, 2013 4 of 7
Find out why this Spanish island is known as a "training paradise" to many cyclists and triathletes. Once you get here, you won't want to leave.
IRONMAN 70.3 HawaiiKohala Coast, Hawaii - June 1, 2013 5 of 7
Everyone should vacation in Hawaii at least once. This event is the perfect excuse to go. Start your day in the "crystal blue waters" of Hapuna Beach State Park, then bike the Queen K highway, made famous by the World Championship race course in Kona. The event finishes with a "13.1 mile run through paradise," according to the Ironman Honu website. How can you resist?
IRONMAN 70.3 CalgaryAlberta, Canada - July 28, 2013 6 of 7
Although it's one of the most challenging 70.3 courses out there, it's also known as one of the most scenic. So if you're moved by beauty and energized by hills, this race is for you.