Top 10 Trips With a Splash

ByABC News via GMA logo
July 6, 2006, 5:21 PM

June 28, 2006 — -- Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Forget air conditioning. Get wet instead.

The country provides many terrific opportunities to enjoy watersports, whether it's snorkeling or kayaking. Teaming with National Geographic Adventure magazine,"GMA" hopes to inspire you to explore the country's landscape.

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Where to stay: Falling Waters Adventure Resorthas tricked out the humble yurt.

Right off the large sandy beach, find a rainbow of fish and reef-dwelling creatures at Hawaii's most popular snorkeling destination. This ancient volcanic cinder cone affords a protected environment for new snorkelers to explore.

What to do: Hanauma Bay is accessible by public transportation. Rent fins and snorkels at the Hanauma Bay Nature Parkto explore at your leisure, or organize a guided expedition with an outfitter such as Hanauma Bay Dive Tours. Wild Side Specialty tours lead eco-friendly half-day trips on the west side of O'ahu that include snorkeling with sea turtles.

Where to stay: Catch some z's at tranquil Ke Iki Beach Bungalows.

For more information, check out O'ahu Visitors Board

Hook trout in Stanley Basin on Idaho's River of No Return.

Where to stay: Mountain Village Resort

Where to eat: Pot Belly Café at Elk Mountain RV Resort (208-774-2202).

What to do: Rent gear or organize to wade and cast or take a float trip with an outfitter:Sawtooth Fishing Guides and Rawhide Outfitters.