D.C. July 27, 2016
These 10 Waterparks Around Washington DC Are Pure Bliss For Anyone Who Goes There
It is summer in the city and that means long hot days and an everlasting humidity. If you are looking to get cool and if you want more excitement than a pool and you’d rather skip having sand in your shoes or swimming with the fishes in a lake, than you’re looking for a water park. And Washington DC is close to tons of them! Wave pools, lazy rivers, twisting slides and much more fun at the 10 best waterparks in Washington DC.
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1. Hershey Park
Sweet summertime in the chocolate capital of the country is just two and half hours out of DC! They feature a massive waterpark, have tons of play areas and waterslides for water fans of all ages!
2. Pirate's Cove
Pirate's Cove is its own treasure! Kid friendly waterslides, a large pool, a pirate-themed play area and lots of sandboxes for digging. Pirate’s Cove Waterpark has something for everyone!
3. Ocean Dunes
Ocean Dunes offers a 230-foot slide and 170-foot slide for exciting rides. If you really need to get cool, the 500-gallon dumping bucket and multiple waterfalls around the park will do the job.
4. The Water Park at Bohrer Park
Multiple slides, a children’s splash pool and plenty of relaxing shaded areas surrounding the pool. This Gaithersburg gem is the perfect place for a quick escape out of the city.
5. Volcano Island Waterpark
It’s almost like being on an island at Volcano Island in Serling, Virginia. Little kids will love the wading pool with waterfalls, splash areas and dumping buckets. For the more adventurous, there are two waterslides and when you’re done, you can play a round of putt putt.
6. Atlantis Waterpark Bull Run
Atlantis Waterpark is a great local park only 45 minutes from the city. They have two huge waterslides, open pools, a 500-gallon dumping bucket and a play space for little kids.
7. Water Country USA
Drive a few hours south to Williamsburg Virginia and have a wild day at Water Country USA. Thrill seekers will love the Colossal Curl, little ones can splash through fountains and child-sized sprays and then the whole family can relax down the lazy river.
8. Hurricane Harbor at 6 Flags America
In Upper Marlboro Maryland, you will have a wild adventure at Hurricane Harbor at 6 Flags. There are speed slides, lazy rivers, rafting rides and a giant wave pool.
9. SoakCity at Kings Dominion
About 85 miles outside of DC is the Virginia amusement park Kings Dominion, which also features SoakCity. SoakCity has multiple waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river and a special splash area just for kids.
SplashDown in Manassas has 13 acres of water features including lazy rivers, four story high water slides and tons of places to stay cool at one of the largest water parks in Northern Virginia!
Have you been to any of these amazing waterparks around Washington DC?