With the nip in the air, it’s time to start thinking about heading indoors. But, with the growing number of indoor water parks just because it is getting cold outside doesn’t mean you have to give up the fun.
Here are six places you can keep the summer fun going all year-round.
This is New Jersey’s largest indoor water park with 58,000-square-feet of attractions like body slide, family raft ride, lazy river and tree fort. There’s even a spot for your youngsters to splash around in the toddler approved Lizard Lagoon. If you need a break from the water, then head over arcade or hit the construction-themed amusement park Diggerland USA, which is right next door.
Attached to The Hotel ML, you get the best of staying in a nice hotel with the added bonus of an awesome waterpark. Kids will love winding up and down and around nearly 1,000 feet of water slides, competing on the Lilly Pad Adventure or relaxing in the 300-foot-long lazy river.
This isn’t just your ordinary waterpark, this is a full blow experience and worth crossing the state line. Kept at a comfy 84 degrees, the whole family can enjoy a full summer weekend in the dead of winter. While they killed it with the shopping and dining options, it’s really all about the rides here. There’s the Hydro Plunge aka a water roller coaster and The Double Barrel Drop that features 450-degree spins.
Ok, so there is one more reason to head over to PA for the day or weekend. There is basically a full blown jungle there that kids (and maybe adults) will love splashing around in. There’s the Jungle Falls, wave pool, four-story high slides, the Leapin’ Lizards play areas, and the Lava Springs hot tubs.
This isn’t just a waterpark, it’s an entire complex. The Biosphere Pool Complex is an indoor tropical pool paradise featuring a large water slide and a grotto-themed Jacuzzi that both kids and adults will love. A hotel stay is required and if you come in the winter you can book a Ski and Stay package which features nearby skiing at Mountain Creek. (Stayed tuned for Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sunday to get a glimpse of the girls weekend filmed there earlier this year.)
Who says you have to give up going to the Jersey Shore just because summer is over? Although it’s small, this hotel boasts a small indoor water park that’s home to a pool, water slide, children’s play area, and jacuzzi. You have to stay at the hotel to use the waterpark, but hey why wouldn’t you want to spend the night at the beach?