Is it summer yet?
Summer is more fun when wet.
In the minds of children (and children at heart) everywhere, there is only one proper destination when temperature starts to rise: the water park.
Ever since waterslides became popular in the 1940s, Americans have been spending their summers crowding waterparks. And although some naysayers may write off the aquatic attractions as swirling fungus incubators, they have probably never experienced the thrill of racing down a multi-story slide and then landing with an exuberant splash in a warm pool.
For travelers who love diving and sliding around, here we honor the best waterparks in the country from Hawaii to New Hampshire. In this country, there are scenic waterparks that overlook lakes and mountains, pools where guests can dive through dolphin habitats and even slides that project guests into “zero gravity.”
Whether the splash zone is indoor, outdoor or all over, these are the waterparks across the country that will make summer even better.