Face it: When you’re a celebrity, there is usually free stuff to be had. Just think of all the goody bags they give out at the Oscars, with tons of free swag. Chances are, Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise could walk into a bar and probably get comped for a couple drinks. If a well-known celebrity isn’t comped, sometimes this is what happens. In Washington, D.C., the historical eatery Ben’s Chili Bowl even has a sign up stating that only Bill Cosby and President Obama‘s family eat free. Unfortunately, most of us will never get that kind of service, and especially in a down economy, when it comes to travel, we like to get the most we can out of every dollar. That’s why this weekend’s cover story is all about our top 10 free, must-see travel destinations across the United States, just in time for summer. We scoured the country to look for the coolest and most cost-friendly spots, from William Faulkner‘s Mississippi home and whale-watching at Big Sur to the bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin and the Rose Gardens in Portland, Ore. We know that’s only some of the best freebie locales across our great land, so we wanted you to tell us: What’s your favorite free vacation spot? Channel your inner travel writer and let us know in the comments section below.