The NC Triad in the summertime is the ultimate playground for those in search of calming lazy rivers, thrilling water slides, and sun-soaked memories. Home to countless splash pads and one of the south’s most popular water park destinations, choose the Triad for the splashiest family or friends getaway.
Water Park Destination
With nearly 40 rides and attractions, millions of gallons of water, and fun for the whole group, Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro is a day well spent.
If you’re a thrillseeker, go on daring water slides, from the six-story tall Bombs Away to the 76-foot Daredevil Drop. Then, join your group on a raft ride filled with 360-degree spins and a 40-foot drop on Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror. There are also attractions the entire family can enjoy together, like the Lazee River or Splash Island, which features kiddie pools, water slides, and more. Your little ones will love the park’s shallow pools, Soak Zone, and Shipwreck Cove, which features a pool area with a sunken ship.
And when you get hungry, a food and beverage vendor is never far from your lounge chair or cabana. Menu items include fast food gems like hamburgers and hot dogs, sweets (ice cream and funnel cakes), and refreshing drinks like fresh lemonade. And yes, there are a couple of bars serving draft beers and wine coolers to the adults.
Whether you purchase a one-day ticket, a season pass, or a group ticket for 15 or 100 guests, you’ll have a splashy good time at the 40-acre park.
Splash Pad Central
During the balmy summer months, head over to a splash pad (sometimes referred to as a sprayground or playground water park) and enjoy a memorable water-filled afternoon with the kids.
Splash pads typically reside in parks or recreational centers across the Triad. They feature water fixtures, fountains, large buckets, and water guns that dump or shoot water. Plus, floor spouts where water sprays upward.
When you add a splash to your Triad getaway, you’ll return home with tan lines and memories worth treasuring for years to come.
The NC Triad can have you bouncing from pool to pool all summer long! Click the heart button on the listings below to use our Trip Builder tool to create the perfect pool stop on your outdoor adventure!