When the weather outside is frightful, plan a family trip to where it's delightful: Wintertime is the best time for the best indoor water parks close to NYC. Pack your swimsuits and get ready for one of the best winter weekend getaways you can have.
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A few of these indoor water parks are parts of family resorts that have stay-and-play packages, so check to see if admission is included in the price of the room. Some are even located in the best ski resorts near NYC. Talk about the best of both worlds!
This list includes the yet-to-open DreamWorks Water Park at the American Dream Mall in Rutherford, NJ. When it welcomes its first guests sometime soon (the November, 2019 opening has been delayed), it will be the second-largest indoor water park in the country. There will be 40 water slides, 1.5-acre wave pool, a water slide with a 142-foot drop: There's going to be a lot of splashy fun just 30 minutes from Manhattan!