Stay cool this summer with our list of the best indoor and outdoor water parks in and around New York City, and also take a break from the crowded streets.
Water parks are an absolute blast if you want to take the fun to a whole new level. If you have never been to a water park, then I cannot say enough times that you should visit one as soon as possible. On the other hand, if you are used to going to water parks, then I am sure you definitely have not been to all the parks that we are going to talk about today. New York City is massive and there are a lot of indoor and outdoor water parks dotted across and around the city. You may have been to a few, but the thing about water parks is that each one is quite different, the theme is the same, but the experience is pretty much always going to be different. Yes, there will be water, a lot of water, but the rides and the splashes will vary greatly.
If you are an avid swimmer, then you can skip this section because we are going to talk to someone who is not a good swimmer per say. Now, the companies that run these water parks go to crazy lengths to prevent any kind of mishaps. Which is a good thing for everyone involved. So, even if you do not know how to swim, you can still have a lot of fun at water parks. Of course, you will not get access to all the places that you can explore at a water park, but that is for your own safety. So, do not let the fact that you can’t swim stop you from taking a trip to these water parks. I mean, you go to theme parks don’t you? Water parks tend to be much safer than theme parks with crazy roller coaster rides — just check out this article on the Worst Six Flags Accidents Including A Death In 2013 and you will understand.
There is nothing better to douse the summer heat than a cool dip in the pool. If you want to dip in style, then you ought to do it in a water park. As you already know, there are basically two types of water parks, indoors and outdoors. Well, naturally the outdoor parks are much bigger and spread out than the indoor ones, however, a bigger size does not always mean that they are better in terms of experience than the indoor parks. The thing is, there are no fully outdoor water parks within New York City, however we have listed a few that are located around The Big Apple. If you are determined to visit an outdoor water park, you will barely have to take a drive for a couple of ours to each of them. If you prefer indoor water parks, then you can stay somewhat within the city limits and enjoy those.
To come up with our list of best indoor and outdoor water parks in and around New York City, we consulted the rich database of Class Curious, which is a great source of information for everything related to New York City. I also did some digging on the internet via a Google Search. That only gave me raw data which helped to determine what goes on this list. One more thing I would like to add to this is that all the water parks mentioned here have not been ranked in any way. Each and every one of these parks offers different experiences, and they are all worth a visit at least once.
Grab your goggles and swimsuit, and let’s take a dive in our list of the best indoor and outdoor water parks in and around New York City.