~ Water Parks around Houston!!

Summer is in full swing!! All my Houston Peeps need some place to cool off in the middle of this crazy hot summer Texas heat that we have going, so I thought why not round up some water parks around Houston… So read on!

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Big Rivers Waterpark – New Caney
23101 State Highway 242, New Caney

Big Rivers Waterpark is the newest to join Houston’s water park scene as a part of the Grand Texas theme park and entertainment district. Located about 30 minutes north of Houston in New Caney, Big Rivers recently opened on May 25, 2019 and embraces both nature and fun with its array of attractions.

Hurricane Harbor SplashTown – Spring
21300 I-45 North, Spring

After being acquired by Six Flags in 2018, Wet’n’Wild SplashTown is now Hurricane Harbor Splashtown featuring more than 40 rides and attractions for kids of all ages. The season passes purchased here can be used at other Six Flags properties across the state. Win-Win!!

Pirates Bay Water Park – Baytown
5300 East Road, Baytown

Pirates Bay has fun rides for all ages, including many different types of slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, a play structure, and water crossing activities.

Typhoon Texas Waterpark Houston – Katy
555 S Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy

This one is a stone throw’s away from our place!! Typhoon Texas has the Gully Washer, a dream play land for children with 7 different slides, over 100 spray areas, a splash pad playground, and a massive water bucket that douses the entire play space. It’s our family favorite 🙂

Palm Beach Moody Gardens – Galveston
1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston

We went here a couple of year back, and even though it’s a small one, we had a great time! Attractions at Palm Beach include a lazy river, wave pool, two 18-feet-tall enclosed tower slides, and a splash pad.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark – Galveston
2026 Lockheed Road, Galveston

This is the most frequented water park by us, and hands down our favorite – be it summer or winter! There is something here for everyone including water slides, heated pools, a lazy river, zip line, exciting rides, and kids areas and pools. Their winter park is very fun too!

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark – New Braunfels (~2 hrs 50 min from Downtown Houston)
588 S Union Avenue, New Braunfels

We went here a couple of years back, and whoa! This is huge!!!! This is the biggest one of all Schlitterbahns and is nestled along the beautiful banks of the Comal River. You’ll find world-famous attractions and slides, wild river adventures, heated pools, kid’s water playgrounds, and beautiful spots to relax and share a picnic.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark – Corpus Christi (~3 hrs 30 min from Downtown Houston)
14353 Commodore Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

On our recent weekend getaway to Corpus Christi, this is where we stayed. It was great! Movie on the pool, with an accessible bar, tubing the many different lazy rivers, or be it the super thrilling slides, it’s a great park which even has a salt water pool with a swim up bar!

Great Wolf Lodge – Grapevine (~4 hrs from Downtown Houston)
100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine

On our list for sure, is this resort. This is an indoor water park located at a resort just outside of Dallas, which could be a great spot for a fun, weatherproof family getaway. This park is only available to guests of the lodge and does not offer day passes. The park has many different slides, raft rides, hot springs, a lazy creek, a wave pool, activity pools, and areas for kids and toddlers. There is also an outdoor pool with slides, basketball, and more.

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** All images are courtsey Google!! **

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~ Top 10 Places on my 2019 Travel Wishlist!! And my top 5 picks for you…

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

2019 is here and I am oh so excited! A new year brings with it new opportunities and new horizons to achieve, and this year won’t be any different. While I am still working on my New Years resolutions list, I do have a travel wishlist ready! Tells you about my priorities, right, LOL!!

Every year end the hubby and I talk about our travel wish list for the next year and work towards budgeting it. We choose some domestic (within the US) places and then some do-able places and then some “I really wish” places – which for now are just drooled upon but for cost and visa purposes along with travel time and other constrains are set on the back burner for the following year. Because we know those are “difficult to achieve” I wont be sharing these in this post, but if you want to know which are those places for us, lemme know in the comments section below and I’ll write a post about it.

Today, I am sharing our top 10, but in reality not all 10 will be done in 2019. Hence the name “travel wishlist”. So without further ado, in no particular order, here goes:

Our Top 10:

Home: India and Kuwait 🙂 No points for guessing this would be on our list.

Petra, Jordan: Coz it doesn’t require a whole lotta days to witness this beauty and is perfect to squeeze in if you are planning a visit to that side of the world.

Amarillo and surrounding area: Having lived in Texas for so long, we haven’t explored as much as we’d like to, so this year, we are hoping to change that and go about and explore/enjoy what the 2nd largest state in US has to offer!

– A relaxing getaway at a resort in Texas Hill Country: This one is always on my list, coz a relaxing getaway close to home sounds blissful to me, and having seen quite a bit of Texas Hill Country, we don’t feel compelled to be out and about exploring, instead can focus on relaxing!

Port Aransas / Corpus Christi: Coz trust me, not all Texas beaches suck!! Infact even Galveston has improved so much in the past few years! I’m working on a Galveston post and promise to have it your way well before spring break 🙂

Europe!! Somewhere, anywhere! LOL!! JUST TAKE US!

PCH: This won’t be doable though – thanks to the recent natural destruction on that side. Basically quite a bit got washed off, and though they have rebuilt quite a bit of it, it’s still work in progress. Hoping to go if this gets fixed.

Mount Rushmore: How cool would it be to celebrate July 4th here?!

New Mexico: Those White Sand Dunes are calling my name!!! Or maybe the Hot Air Balloon festival… Or maybe skiing in the Taos this winter?!

Some National Parks: We want to be more outdoorsy this spring/summer, so hoping to visit some national parks around Houston.

My top 5 picks for you guys would be:

Domestic within US:

– ~ West Coast: San Fran!!

~ National Parks: Yellow Stone National Park (YSNP)!!

– Utah for those magical National Parks it has to offer: Blog post coming soon.

– Miami: Blog post coming soon.

~ West Coast: South Lake Tahoe…

Around Houston:

~ Around Houston: Fredericksburg!!

~ Around Houston: South Padre Island…

~ Around Houston: San Antonio!!

– Waco: Blog post coming soon.

~ Around Houston: New Orleans!!

Outside of continental US:

~ The Perfect Vacation: San Juan, PR!

~ Cruise to Bahamas…

– Hawaii: ~ Maui, Hawaii…

– India and Dubai!!

~ Our 6 day Western Caribbean Cruise to Mexico!

And here are the other travel posts I have done till now, in case one of these tickle your fancy!

~ Oahu, Hawaii!!

~ The Big Island of Hawaii…

~ West Coast: Seattle!!

~ Colorado (Winter Special)…

~ Viva Las Vegas!!

~ Around Houston: Austin!!

~ Chicago!!

And here are some helpful travel related links:

~ Road Trip Ready!

~ Why Travel??

~ Carry-On Essentials when flying with a baby!

~ What’s in my Carry-on!!

~ Cruising Tips & Tricks!!

So, where are y’all planning to travel this year? I’d love to hear, please let me know in the comments section below. And I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Until next time… Ciao!