Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark

Where: Near SeaWorld California -- Chula Vista, CA

When: June

SeaWorld San Diego gets a huge addition just down the road with Aquatica Waterpark. Like its sibling parks in San Antonio and Orlando, Aquatica has the feel of a beachside resort with the bonus of up-close animal encounters alongside slippery slides and rides. When you're not floating down a lazy river alongside flamingoes, or bumping noses with turtles, plunge into the 500,000-gallon wave pool. It's got its own white sandy beach. Whizz down 60-80-food slides, tube with your family, or plunge down a 6-story funnel on a raft.