This week’s great deals on water and splash parks. By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
Waterslide at Great Wolf Lodge New England near Boston (Great Wolf Lodge)
Nothing says summer fun like cooling off with plenty of splashing and squealing. While many hotels offer swimming pools, some up the ante with full-blown waterparks featuring water slides, lazy rivers, splash pads and more. Here’s where to beat the summer heat at a waterpark resort and score a money-saving deal to boot.
Family at the Nickelodeon Resort (Nickelodeon Suites Resort )
Where: Orlando, Florida
Why: This wildly popular Nick cartoon-inspired resort has a fabulous waterpark and an entertainment lineup that promises the slime of your life. Book the Summer Suite Savings offer and save 25 percent on your stay. Use promo code SUITEDEAL.
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Great Wolf Lodge New England
Where: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Why: Every day’s a pool day at this brand new indoor waterpark resort in the Boston area, which offers a fun-packed, all-under-one-roof experience. Should the kids ever tire of the lazy river, wave pool, or many water slides, the resort also offers high ropes, bowling, a MagiQuest scavenger hunt, laser tag, and mini golf. Save up to 15 percent on a two-night stay through Aug. 31, 2014.
Waterpark at Chula Vista Resort (Chula Vista Resort)
Where: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Why: Wisconsin Dells is the waterpark capital of the world, and a stay at this popular family resort includes access to both indoor and outdoor splash parks with water slides, mat racers, a lazy river, a wave pool, and much more. The Stay More, Save More offer lets families save up to $100 on a summer stay. Use promo code SM20 to stay two nights and save $20; use promo code SM50 to stay three nights and save $50; or use promo code SM100 to stay four nights and save $100.
Where: San Antonio, Texas
Why: The 500-room, luxurious Hyatt Regency in San Antonio appeals to families with its five-acre water playground with a 950-foot lazy river, two pools (one shaped like the Lone Star State), tower water slide, and even a FlowRider surfing simulator. Book a minimum of two nights with the It’s the Season to Save offer and save 20 percent on your stay. Available through Sept. 4, 2014. Use promo code SHSALE.
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Waterslide at the Omni La Costa (Omni La Costa Resort & Spa)
Where: Carlsbad, California
Why: This plush, Spanish-style resort just north of San Diego is justifiably famous for its spa, golf and Chopra Center but it also wows families with its phenomenally fun pool area. There are eight pools altogether, including a sandy beach family pool, two 100-foot water slides and a toddler-friendly splash pad, not to mention a huge kids club called Kidtopia. Book the Relax & Revive package and receive a $75 resort credit every day of your stay.