Summer is still going for some kids. Choosing lodging based on their tastes in amenities might not be a bad idea. Check out this list of kid-friendly swimming pools from across the country.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort (orlando)
The Polynesian boasts an attractive pool with a private white-sand beach. Families with young tikes rave about the resort’s zero-entry Nanea Volcano Pool; a 120-ft slide blasts riders out of the pool’s 40 foot high volcano.
Grand Wailea Resort (Hawaii)
This 2,000-foot-long, 25,700-total-square-foot, 770,000-gallon pool consists of nine free-form pools at six levels — beginning at 40 feet and dropping to sea level. The pools are connected by a river that carries swimmers along at varying speeds, from whitewater rapids to lazy currents. Wailea Canyon includes four jungle pools, four tile slides, a whitewater rapids slide, a Tarzan pool with rope swing, the world’s only water elevator, a sand beach, six waterfalls, caves, three Jacuzzis, an infant pool, and a swim-up bar, where guests can order refreshing beverages.
Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch (Scottsdale)
Framed against the spectacular McDowell Mountains and the bright blue Arizona sky, families and spa enthusiasts enjoy a 2.5-acre water playground with a three-story water slide, water falls and sand beach off of a lagoon.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel (Anaheim, California)
The Redwood Pool (which features a 100 foot waterslide that winds around the trunk of an ancient California redwood tree) and its sister Fountain Pool (with a pool shaped like Mickey’s head) are located near the private, hotel -guests-only entrance to Disney’s California Adventure. For more information and rates, visit disneyland.com.
Hyatt Regency’s Hill Country Resort and Spa (San Antonio, Texas)
Float in inner tubes along the 950 foot Ramblin’ River, then splash in the children’s pool or try a watery game of volleyball or basketball at this resort’s 4-acre water complex. For more information or rates, visit hillcountry.hyatt.com.
Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn (Orlando, Florida)
This family-themed resort makes a double splash with two pool areas featuring flumes and slides, a four-story water tower that’s loaded with activities, a 400-gallon dump tank, zero-depth entry, climbing nets, water jets and lots more. For more information and rates, visit nickhotel.com.
Chula Vista Resort (Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin)
The outdoor water park here boasts a lagoon, numerous waterslides, and a wave pool overlooking the Wisconsin River. They have an 80,000 square foot multi-level, multi-slide Indoor Waterpark. The Cyclone – they call it the Extreme Waterslide – is 48 feet high and 268 feet long. Rates include the use of both the indoor and outdoor facilities. For more information and rates, visit chulavistaresort.com.
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