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The best water parks in Southern California

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With temperatures reaching extreme highs this year, it’s important to know where you can go to cool off. A swimming pool is great and all, but water parks are best for some more excitement in your summer. Whether you’re looking for thrills or just a place to relax, here are some of the best water parks in the area.

Knott’s Soak City – This water park features more than 30 rides and attractions, including the newest addition, Tidal Wave. With plenty of options for both adults and kids, Knott’s Soak City is a great choice for a fun-filled day.

Hurricane Harbor – Another great option for those looking for thrills is Hurricane Harbor. With six different themed areas, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the chance to ride the world’s tallest water slide, Typhoon Twister.

Raging Waters – Raging Waters is perfect for those who want to cool off without all the thrills. With more than 50 different slides, rides, and attractions, there’s plenty to keep you busy. And, if you get tired of the water, there’s also a lazy river and wave pool to enjoy.

Great Wolf Lodge – A combination of resort and indoor water park, the Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect place for aquatic fun. With several attractions that appeal to all ages, you’ll be sure to find something as a thrillseeker or not. If you’re planning a family vacation, you’ve got the option to stay in the lodge area and take advantage of the various amenities available. 

Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center – If you just want to relax with the family and not think about seeking thrills,  Splash! might be for you. Boasting both an aquatic center for beginners and a small, family-friendly water park, there’s something for everyone here.  

No matter what type of water park you’re looking for, Southern California has something to offer. When you don’t want to deal with sand alongside your surf, water parks are the go-to solution. With so many great options, you’re sure to find the perfect place to cool off this summer.

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