3 Awesome Places to Beat the Summer Heat in Los Angeles
Los Angeles temperatures are generally in the mid 70’s to mid 80’s during the summer months. Occasionally, temperatures are known to have soared over 100 degrees. When temperatures reach 90 to 100 degrees, visitors and residents alike seek out a place to cool off. What better place to beat the heat than a water park? Water parks have something for everyone from lazy rivers to slides with straight drops. The following three awesome water parks are sure to become family favorites.
Grand Park: Grand Park is a great place to slow down, unwind and enjoy a summer afternoon. The park offers shaded areas for sitting, a membrane pool perfect for wading, picnic areas, magnificent gardens and awesome summer concert performances. The park is accessible for mobility impaired visitors with an elevator, ramps and a sloped walkway. Children and the young at heart may cool off in the fountains or splash in the wading pool. The park is an impressive wedding or family reunion venue. Further park information is available online.
Knott's Berry Farm Soak City: Knott’s Berry Farm Soak City is the perfect place to cool off with plenty of activities for active family members or relax in a semi-private cabana. The park is located on Beach Boulevard and may easily be reached from the Artesia Freeway, Garden Grove Freeway, Riverside Freeway or Santa Ana Freeway. The 43-foot Laguna Storm Water Tower, has three tube slides that wind down the hill dumping riders in a pool at the bottom. Visitors will burn off lunch calories at Banzai Falls. The climb to Banzai Falls takes a few minutes, but the thrill of plunging head first down a 41-foot slide is well worth the energy. Gremmie Lagoon is a splash park with interactive octopus and submarines for the youngest family members. Soak City also boasts a wave pool, lazy river, four person raft slide and many other water attractions. Tickets, directions and other information are available online.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Los Angeles: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Los Angeles is a great place to create family memories. Younger children will enjoy the water playground at Castaway Cove and Splash Island. Thrill seeking racers compete in six lanes on aerodynamically designed toboggans to reach the bottom of Bamboo Racer. Only the bravest family members will want to test his/her courage on Black Snake Summit. Black Snake Summit has two pitch black tunnel slides that interweave in a thrilling ride to the bottom. The Bonzai Pipeline has a launch tube with a trap door. A lagoon, lazy river, a whitewater run and many other adventures await visitors at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Los Angeles. The website has further information on park hours, directions, purchasing passes, tickets, ride height requirements and directions.
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