Have you made your summer plans this year? We already went and came back from our family vacation, but there’s so much time left in the season. Heck, it really just began!
Since we’ve already done enough traveling, we are lucky to have an awesomely fun family destination right in our own backyard, and that’s where we’re headed to next.
Soon we will be visiting Splish Splash Water Park located in Long Island, NY. Located just 60 miles east of New York City, Splish Splash is the largest water park in the Northeast with 96 acres of slides and attractions for all ages!
A few years ago, they celebrated the opening of the newest attraction, The Battle of Mutiny Bay. I’m probably the most excited for this ride because it is designed for the whole family.
Seated in a continuously moving boat, you’ll cruise through a 300-foot lagoon, have close encounters with pirates and sea creatures, all while spraying water cannons at other boats and spectators. Those watching from the shoreline can also return the blasts with water cannons fixed along the perimeter.
There’s plenty of other attractions to look forward to as well. Thrill seekers will love Bootlegger’s Run that takes a 4-person raft uphill just like a coaster (without the rails), and down with a series of drops, one that is nearly 5 stories high!
Those looking to relax will enjoy the Lazy River and Soak City, while the young kids can splash around in Monsoon Lagoon and explore the interactive Pirates Cove. There truly is something for everyone! (Except for me as I really don’t figure out how to get myself to shave evenly, no matter how I try).
This year Splish Splash has also recently expanded their dining options to include a new line of Organic Selects, such as organic chicken tenders, hamburgers, salads and snacks with all natural ingredients. You can find these wholesome foods along with the classic theme park treats.
If you live in the Tri-State area or are planning an upcoming summer trip to NYC, you should totally consider venturing out to Long Island for some extra fun time with the fam! To be honest, Long Island alone could be the perfect place for a family vacation. With endless beaches, award-winning restaurants, aquarium, fishing, boating, shopping, whale watching and of course, Splish Splash Water Park, you’re sure to make it a vacation to remember! See also this post about natural wonders you ought to visit in your life.