Rapids Water Park
Monday–Friday (No Holidays), $42.99 plus tax; Saturday–Sunday (And Holidays), $47.99 plus tax; Children two and under are admitted for free.
While Miami is swarming with beaches and swanky hotel pools, sometimes the weather calls for more than an ordinary dip in salt water. Enter water parks. Plunge down an exhilarating water slide, float down mile-long lazy rivers and cool down in the heat. Here’s our guide to the best water parks to chill out in and around the city.
With two 30-foot-high (9.1 meters) water slides, you can bet you’re going for seconds, thirds, fourths and so on. Snake through the two water slides that dump into a three-foot (0.9-meter) pool because there’s no other way to beat the 100°F (38°C) weather in the Magic City. Parents and their toddlers can wade in the zero-depth entry swimming pool or enjoy a splash at the activity pool with slide. The water park is conveniently located in Hialeah; therefore, you can skip a long drive.
Bucky Dent Water Park, 2240 W 60th Street, Hialeah, FL, USA, +1 305 818 2990
It may be quite the stretch to drive to Palm Beach, but the determined few will be rewarded. Calypso Bay Water Park features an astounding 897-foot (273-meter) river ride, a lily pad walk, and a children’s water playground. Glide through the two four-story water slides or do laps in their swimming pool with diving boards. The park conveniently offers locker rentals to store your change of clothes as well as shower facilities, and when you get the munchies from all the physical activity, grab a hot dog at the concession stand.
*All fees subject to 7% sales tax.
Adult (12 years & older) $10.60; Senior (65+) & Military (with ID) $8.60; Child (3–11 years of age) $8.60; Toddler (one- and two-year-olds) $4.60; Infant (under one year of age) Free.
Calypso Bay Water Park, 151 Lamstein Ln, Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA, +1 561 790 6160