Cool down this summer in Texas at Houston’s hottest water parks. Whether you’re looking to catch a wave, plunge down a towering slide, or simply sip a tropical cocktail poolside, you’ll find it at one or more of these wonderful waterparks in Houston.
Cool down from the heat in the most fun way possible at The Cove. Located in College Station, The Cove at BearX is a Daycation Resort that offers an elevated summer experience. For those in need of relaxation, The Cove features a variety of easy breezy attractions. Such includes a lazy river, cabanas, yard games, and a swim-up bar. For a little more action, guests can go Point Break on the park’s Proflow Surf Machine.
Update: The Cove at BearX is closed to general public for 2023 season.
For many, Splash Town is essentially synonymous when it comes to Houston waterparks. Functional since 1984, the 48-acre waterpark is packed to the gills with towering slides, lazy rivers, adrenaline-inducing rides, and wavy attractions for the whole family to enjoy. One-day tickets start at $29.99.
Have a killer summer this year in Katy at Typhoon Texas Waterpark. The happening theme park is fit with 33 slides – ranging from 7-story free falls to gravity-defying loops and twisted turns – a massive wave pool, lazy river, and splash pads for the kids.
After long last, Big Rivers Water Park and Adventures has opened in Houston just in time for the summer with land, air, and sea entertainment. Its amusement park is comprised of a waterpark, fairgrounds, the Wild Isle course, and aerial as well as dry adventures. As for the waterpark, visitors young and old can partake in a wild variety of rides, with towering slides, a lazy river, wave pool, and more.
5. Calypso Cove
Located in Baytown, Calypso Cove is a Carribean-themed waterpark in Houston that features a zero-entry pool, slide tower, water-crossing activity, covered picnic areas, and more. On May 28, the waterpark opens for the season with highly affordable entry prices ranging from $5 to $7.
6. Lago Mar
Live the lagoon life at Lago Mar, a 24-million-gallon turquoise pool in Texas City. Soak up some sun in a private cabana, take a spin on a jet ski, or go for a run on the lagoon’s aqua course. Whatever water activity you can fathom, the lagoon’s got it; not excluding sailboats, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, electric jet boards, and the largest floating obstacle in the United States of America (on a lagoon).
Whether you want to chill or get your thrills this summer, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston offers everything from mild to wild. Packed with high speed slides, water coasters, raft rides, pools, as well as cabanas, swim-up bars, and areas for the little ones, you get everything and more at Schlitterbahn. Daily passes start at $39.99.
Bask in the sun at Palm Beach Moody Gardens. Nestled on the only white sand beach in Galveston, Palm Beach is Moody Gardens’ seasonal waterpark. Opening Memorial Day Weekend, the waterpark features a plethora of cabanas, lazy river, wave pool, water slides, splash pad, and aquarium. In addition to its aquatic attractions, the grounds also consist of a spa, golf course, museum, dinosaur adventure, zip line course, and rainforest exhibit. Adult passes to Palm Beach start at $30.
9. Altitude H2O
Boasting the largest floating aqua park in Texas, Altitude H2O in Corsicana is an expansive aquatic playground equipped with trampolines, slides, monkey bars, and balance beams. Altitude H2O is presently closed for the season. Stay tuned for more details!
For a $50 day pass, you can cool off at this resort-inspired hangout in The Woodlands. With 30-foot double helix tower waterslides, a lazy river, a lagoon-style pool and more, the suburb splash pad is open year-round with cabanas, dining room, cafe, and bistro, as well as heated pools – not that the latter are relevant in the summer – you and the whole family can enjoy this suburbs oasis.