The current Top Free App for the iPad, Wikihood, is a great app to help you discover the great spots next to your location, wherever you are in the world. With just a few taps on your iPad, the app gives you a list of interesting places around you (or a location of your choice), including detailed info and images.
Wikihood uses sources like Wikipedia to gather the data related to your location, and organizes the info in easy to read lists, since Wikipedia is not exactly the most iPad-friendly website.
Best of all, the app is absolutely free! More screenshots available below the fold.