I was reading a list the other day of the nine (I don't know why it wasn't ten) more distinctive and important American cities for a visitor to our country. Without me saying which nine were used, I was curious what everyone's list would be. I would urge everyone not to be too esoteric -- I love Ann Arbor, but I would sooner have a visitor see Chicago -- but other than that, there are no rules. You can rank them 1-9 or not, give explanations as to why or don't, etc. What say you?