You may have been to a waterpark before…but Schlitterbahn Waterpark is the waterpark. As in the first waterpark resort in the world! This family-owned business opened its first resort in New Braunfels in 1979, and their silly name is actually homage to the German heritage of New Braunfels, combining the German word “Schlitter” (meaning “slippery”) and “Bahn” (meaning “road”). Today the company operates five parks in Texas and Kansas. One of their rides, the “Master Blaster” is six stories tall, and was voted “the best water ride in the world!” If you are looking for the perfect place to relax with the family (or even to come to feel like a kid again), head directly to Schlitterbahn for some wet and wild fun!