By Jay Lloyd

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the arrival of spring, KYW’s Jay Lloyd pops for day trips or weekend getaways to city and suburban River Walks.

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River Walks from New Orleans to New York are the rage. These inland versions of seaside boardwalks, are for more than walking. Biking, horseback riding and running are all in the mix. Among local favorites are the Schuylkill River Trail from Center City to Phoenixville. You can even stop to rent a kayak. Penn’s Landing opens a vista on the Delaware. New York City’s Hudson River Greenway is alive with activity – restaurants, the Intrepid Museum, Chelsea Piers and the 79th Street Boat Basin to chat with bikers.

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“The boat basin is a great place to stop off, get a refreshing drink and look at something beautiful,” said a biker.

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America’s love affair with river walks began in San Antonio. And of course for an exotic Creole fueled treat, take a stroll in New Orleans – along the Mississippi.