You’ll have to head down to San Antonio to visit this water park—and push aside any ethical issues you might harbor (the joint is operated by SeaWorld)—but Aquatica is still a mecca on weekends for those wanting to cool down on triple-digit–temperature days. In addition to a handful of family-oriented rides (the Walhalla Wave lets the whole family climb onto a raft before shooting everyone to the top of a zero-gravity wall), there’s a stingray pool in which kids can wade for the chance to pet and swim around the animals (reservations are required).
10500 SeaWorld Dr
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