I have a client who always wants to run "someplace pretty." She insists on getting in her car and driving someplace with lots of trees and greenery so she can enjoy her run. I definitely see the appeal, but I've never thought of it as a necessity. Most of the time, I don't pay that much attention to where I'm running, other than to try not to trip and fall (which doesn't always work out). Sure, I love to run on the trails out in nature, but I'm just as happy with walking out my front door and following the sidewalk for a few miles.
This is where I run: