1. Morey's Piers: Raging Waters & Ocean Oasis Water Park
Sweltering temperatures on the Jersey Shore in summertime send kids careening towards two fun-filled water parks in Wildwood, NJ. Raging Waters offers River Adventure, where families can casually float by geysers and waterfalls, plus plenty of slides (open and closed). With younger kids, you'll want to check out Shipwreck Shoals/Camp KidTastrophe, a multilevel water play area with cannons, rope nets to climb, spray showers and more. At Ocean Oasis, the other Wildwood water park offers WipeOut!—a six-lane racer slide where families can duke it out—a rocket raft run and a cliff dive, which sends riders down a wicked-fast water slide that drops five stories in three seconds. 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ (609-729-3700, moreyspiers.com). All ages.