Are you planning on traveling in any of the following South Eastern States: South Carolina, Tennessee or Florida? If so, take some time to truly refresh with the joy of a family vacation! Regardless the weather, you and your family can have a blast at any one of these indoor water parks.
Great Wolf Lodge
North Carolina offers the famous Great Wolf Lodge 30 minutes out of Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. There are specials every month on lodging, activities or dining to take advantage of. A family can have a choice of three types of suites when staying at the Lodge: Themed, Premium and Standard. Prices range from $189 for 4 a night for a standard room, which includes a pull out couch and queen bed, up to $389.99 for a suite that sleeps up to 8, with two full bathrooms, two bedrooms, a king size bed and two queens, as well as a pull out couch, with a balcony.
Dining options include the lodge family restaurant, The Loose Moose Cottage, The Pizza Hut Express, Bear Paw Sweets and Eats, Dunkin Donuts, Spirit Island Snack Shop and when you want to dine in, there’s the Hungry as a Wolf take out pizza for that quick hunger fix!
Wilderness at the Smokies
Continuing on your journey, you can travel southwest to Tennessee where you will encounter the town of Sevierville, Tennessee, the birth place of Country Music’s Dolly Parton, and partake of all there is to offer at Wilderness at the Smokies. Those staying at the resort can partake in the indoor water park adventures contained in the Wild Water Dome, regardless the weather outside for year round fun. For more excitement, there are two water parks outside, as well as the New Adventure Forest, a family adventure forest highlighting a 3 story ropes course, black light mini-golf, exciting laser tag on multiple levels, a huge arcade, a fitness center, 36 hole golf course, as well as a “Paint your own pottery” store.
When you are finally ready to settle down, staying at one of two incredible lodges: River Lodge and Stone Hill Lodge.River Lodge is connected with two water parks, both the indoor Wild Water Dome, and the Lake Wilderness Outdoor Water Park, while the Stone Hill Lodge is a short shuttle drive away, and connected with the Events Center and the Salamander Springs Outdoor Water Park. Rooms offer king or queen sized beds and sofa pull outs depending upon the number of guests and how much room you can afford, starting with rooms for 4 at Stone Hill Lodge for the more economy price, to the suites, and up to 3 bedroom, villas at the River Lodge, which has a full size kitchen and sleeps up to 16 for $549 a night.
Discounts are available including the popular “kids eat free” at the variety of restaurants, bar and grills, saloons, Mountain Marketplace and Deli, snack bars, etc., scattered about the resort, in addition to in-room dining when you are too exhausted to go out.
Fantasy World Resort featuring Fantasy Surf!
Continuing on your southern adventure, traveling south through Georgia, and just outside of Orlando, you arrive at Kissimmee, Florida and the Fantasy World Resort, home of the Fantasy Surf Indoor Wave Park where you can perfect your surfing or wakeboarding techniques and have fun in the surf with the whole family in a controlled environment. Outdoor adventures are also included 3 swimming pools, Lazy River and 5 story water slide, Kid’s splash pad, playground, activity center, tennis court, fitness center and outdoor picnic areas with gas grills available.
Resort accommodations include town home villas for a two night minimum of $114 a night or as high as $190 a night, depending upon the month/season. The town home sleeps up to six, is fully equipped with a kitchen, washer and dryer and has Internet access. There are also nearby family dining options available, banquet rooms and cabanas for relaxing and entertaining with larger groups.
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As you can see, your visit to the sites of the south, regardless to the weather outside, can still involve awesome water fun for the whole family! Check out these adventurous indoor water parks year round, and be sure and tell your friends and family. Better yet, have them join you!