You can’t let the heat and humidity of Houston summers run you out of town.
Please. We love you. Don’t leave.
Instead, post an Instagram boomerang of you dropping out of a seven-story water slide and brag to the world about how well you’re handling these ungodly temps. We’ve compiled a few of our fave spots for cooling off when it feels impossible to breathe outside. Gather your friends, family, or strangers off the street to hit up these parks for a day or weekend trip. As long as you’re almost completely submerged in water at all times you almost don’t even realize the temps have reached triple digits.
Wet N’ Wild SplashTown
If you’re looking to relax and chill out by the pool, this might not be the place for you. This crazy cool destination is for fun-seekers only. Brain Drain, Alien Chaser, and Big Spin are some all-time fave thrill rides but there are 80 total acres of water-filled entertainment. You can also catch concerts, watch dive-in movies, or rent Cabanas for a party to spruce up your visit. Tickets are $46/day at the gate but cheaper if bought in advance.
Schlitterbahn Water Park
Load up the car for a day/weekend trip and make the short drive to Galveston ASAP. This park is packed with attractions. From water slides to beaches, three different rivers to a zip line, you’re literally not allowed to be bored when you’re here. Parking is free which is basically unheard of and tickets are only $52/day.
This park has the laziest river in the city and that’s where you’ll find me. No worries if that’s not your thing, there are slides, a wave pool, and something called slide boarding which mixes video games and a water slide that’s so extra it’s right up Smart City’s alley. There’s also tons of great eats and treats to refuel so you can go all day. Weekend passes are only $46!
If you’re really not feeling up for a water park, we got you fam. Wake Nation in Houston is one of the few full-scale cable wakeboarding parks in the country. Wakeboard, water ski, water skate, and kneeboard without a boat! There’s also an Aerial Ropes Course if that’s more your thing. You can show up as a newbie or experienced rider and be welcomed with open arms. It’s only $35/day to visit!