Water slides, wave pools, Jacuzzis—oh my! Whether you're looking for an adventurous day filled with water activities or just want to lazily float in a tube, we've found some of the best water attractions across the US. The best part? They're all in hotels, so you can stay at the waterpark, and they're all available all year round. Who said you needed summer to jump in a pool?
Take your waterslide game to new heights at Water Park of America
America's greatest mall is a stone's throw from one of its greatest water parks, which is home to one of the tallest indoor waterslides in the country. At Water Park of America — located in the cozy-contemporary Radisson Hotel Bloomington — you don't need the ocean to hop on a surfboard. Instead, test your balance on the Cascade Falls FlowRider, where you can experience waves up to 30mph. If you're looking to relax, mosey on into the St. Croix Lazy River to enjoy views of Lake Itasca and float under the Wabasha caves. And if you want to keep things super fast-paced, hit that 'tallest indoor slide' we mentioned earlier, the 10th floor body slide, and see what pure joy feels like.
Relax Maui-style at the Grand Waliea Waldorf Astoria
If you thought one pool was enough, try nine different pools on six different levels—which is what you'll find at the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria's Waliea Canyon Activity Pool. Swing from a rope at the Tarzan pool, experience the world's first water elevator, warm up in the hot tubs, and be sure to hit all four jungle pools and waterslides offered. If you aren't feeling the adventure of the activity pool, you can always lounge by the Hibiscus pool. And if you still need another option, laze it up at Wailea Beach, one of Maui's prettiest features, which is located just steps away from the hotel and rated one of the best beaches in the world.
Head south in spirit at KeyLime Cove
You don't have to head south to enjoy the Keys. Inspired by the southern Florida islands but just a short drive from both Chicago and Milwaukee, KeyLime Cove is a watery oasis in the middle of the Midwest. Its 65,000-square-foot waterpark offers up island themed parks, an arcade and plenty of street vendors. There's also, well, a lot of water. Sure, there's a supervised kiddie pool and a massive, adults-only hot tub, as well as the interactive Toukie's Big Deluge structure, the lazy river and the tsunami wave pool. But the biggest draws here are the scream-inducing waterslides and the Hurricane Vortex, a heart- pumping swirling whirlpool ride sure to make you a little dizzy (in a good way).
Party down at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Sin city? More like swim city. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino offers three pools, meaning there's something for everyone. If you're looking to escape the wild side of Vegas, relax at Nirvana pool. There you'll find cabanas, a sand beach, and a number of spas to mellow out at. At the Breathe pool, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Vegas strip. If you want to party, look no further than the Paradise Beach pool, home to the world-famous Rehab, a nonstop Saturday and Sunday pool party. Think music, dancing and drinking with a bunch of strangers who are now your best friends. The entire pool area is also dotted with VIP cabanas, complete with plasma TVs, refrigerators and safes.
Feel the magic at Disneyland Resort
You'll become even happier at the happiest place on earth when you discover the water features attached to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Here, the iconic Monorail train gets a water makeover complete with two slides and a play area to guarantee a day full of fun. If you're not up for a water adventure, take a leisurely dip in the E-Ticket or D-Ticket pool. And once you're done with all of your water fun, remember that the land of roller coasters is just around the corner.
Splash around at Atlantis Waterpark Hotel
What kind of waterpark list would be complete without a Wisconsin Dells mention? And with four waterparks, the Atlantis Waterpark Hotel more than deserves its spot here. After enjoying the all-you-can-eat Belgian breakfast bar, slip on that swimsuit and fly down the massive water slides, relax in the sauna and float down the lazy river. Afterwards, grab a snack at the poolside bar or hit the onsite arcade for an extra dose of family-friendly fun.