With the prices of just about everything skyrocketing these
days, it doesn’t hurt to save a little. The same goes during vacation time,
which is why TripAdvisor.com
just released their annual list of the Top 10 free
attractions in the country.
We are pleased to note that a pair of local treasures found
their way onto the list: Waimea
Canyon at No. 3 and the
USS Arizona Memorial at No. 6, respectively.
State Park stretches across 1,866
acres with numerous hiking trails and can be accessed from Waimea on Hawaii state road
550. In addition to breathtaking views
and beautiful vistas, the canyon has a unique geologic history— formed by a
catastrophic collapse of a volcano along with the continuous process of
Meanwhile, the USS Arizona
Memorial offers an entirely different experience. The visitor center at the Arizona is operated by
the National Park Service and completely free to the public. Access to the
memorial is by boat and is limited by numbered ticket. So if you do make the
trip, go early! The 4,500 tickets offered daily usually run out by
mid-morning. However, this does not
deter the one million plus visitors annually. It’s just that popular.
What topped the list? The dancing fountains
of Las Vegas' Bellagio hotel. Go figure.