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New Year's Resolutions? Visit America's Greatest Cities

Trip your way across America with your resolutions

I hate making New Year's resolutions, mostly because I really hate doing the same thing everyone else is doing. I usually make my resolutions in September. Maybe it's back to school or the changing season, but it just feels like a better place to start fresh.

America's Greatest CitiesAmerica's Greatest CitiesThis year, I'm thinking I can combine my resolutions with my love of travel. According to America's Greatest Cities, visiting one of these cities can give me a great travel experience and make me a better person.

See for yourself...


Get healthy: Walk the Freedom Trail, Boston shoreline and Charles Esplanade to get healthy while enjoying the scenery and history.

Explore: The city's new waterfront Museum of Contemporary Art features extensive galleries, a performing arts center and glass walls facing the harbor.


Get healthy: Ride your bike along the Lake MichiganNavy PierNavy Pier Shoreline or take a guided tour for an unforgettable Windy City experience.

Explore: Navy Pier never fails to entertain, no matter how many times I visit. And since Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have joined the Chicago Blackhawks, the scenery is all that much better.

Los Angeles

Get healthy: Pamper yourself in star-studded spas like Le Petite Retreat Day Spa. Your tired body will thank you.

Explore: Griffith Observatory recently completed more than $90 million in renovations. The 300-seat Samuel Oschin Planetarium takes visitors on a cosmic journey of discovery during its live "Centered in the Universe."

New York

Get healthy: Skate Manhattan's Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center, Central Park's Trump Wollman Skating Rink or Trump Lasker Rink.

Explore: Tennessee Williams much lauded play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," stars James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad. Do you really need another excuse?


Get healthy: Take a walking tour of the Old City and get a closer look at one of our oldest settlements. Stroll the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and while you're out, visit the Art Museum for a spectacular view of the skyline.

Explore: The African American Museum, the first of its kind, has 750,000 items in its collection.

San Francisco

Get healthy: Bike the Golden Gate Bridge. Rental shops are located in Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach and Golden Gate Park.

Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate BridgeExplore: Throughout 2008, the museums of San Francisco will have a convergence of outstanding exhibitions: Chilhuly at the deYoung, Frida Kahlo at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Women Impressionists at the Legion of Honor and China's Ming Dynasty at the Asian Art Museum.


Get healthy: Rediscover the 3-mile loop at Discovery Park in the city's Magnolia district.

Explore: Kevin Durant is taking the NBA by storm, making a night the Seattle Supersonics guaranteed fun.

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