What are the best destination marathons?

I'm training for my first marathon, and I'd like to run it in a fun place. What are the best marathons in cool destinations?

Running along the shore of Lake Champlain     Photo: Courtesy of KeyBank Vermont City Marathon

A:KeyBank Vermont City Marathon, Vermont
Since this race takes place completely within Burlington’s city limits, nearly the entire course is lined with spectators as it meanders near the shores of Lake Champlain. The only incline of note is just past the halfway mark at Battery Hill; a troupe of Taiko drummers there pushes runners onward. May 27

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