Top Water Parks to Visit in Florida this Summer

It may be mid-August, but one thing’s for sure: summer sure isn’t over yet. There’s still plenty of nice weather and long days left this season, and – if you haven’t already had your fill – plenty of perfect family road trips left to be had.

Some of the best summer vacations are about water – either the beach, the swimming pool, or even a water park. Lucky for you, Florida has ample water parks as well as ample extended stay properties to offer – so take your pick and get out there to enjoy summer while it’s still here!

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando.

Located at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Typhoon Lagoon is home to one of the world’s largest outdoor wave pools. Based on the ‘Disney Legend’ of a typhoon that wreaked havoc on a tropical island, the park is full of exciting rides, including the Storm Slides (enclosed slides that send riders downward 5 stories), Gang Plank Falls (a family raft ride), and Mayday Falls (a famous tube slide).

For nearby accommodations, check out our Orlando extended stay properties.

Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven.

Offering over 145 acres of theme park fun, this Legoland Resort is the second largest only after that in Windsor in the UK. Here you’ll enjoy a gentle wave pool, the Twin Chasers (two 375-foot water slides), the Duplo Splash Safari (a toddlers’ water play area), and much more.

Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach.

Located in the West Palm Beach area, the Rapids Water Park features a range of waterslides, a wave pool, a wonderful lazy river, and multiple casual eateries. Be sure to check out the Raging Rapids (a multi-person raft ride), the Pirates Plunge (a body slide ride where you blast through narrow looping and twisting tunnels), and the Old Yellar (an all-time park favorite with 4 spiraling slides).

For nearby accommodations, explore our West Palm Beach extended stay rooms.

Adventure Island in Tampa.

Across the street from Busch Gardens, Adventure Island offers acres of water park thrills, including the Caribbean Corkscrew (a 230-foot enclosed water slide), the Wahoo Run (a 600-foot long family water slide that passes through waterfalls), and the Key West Rapids (700-foot long tube slide coursing through gushers, pools, water mines, and more).

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Grapeland Water Park in Miami.

Located in Miami, the Grapeland Water Park has many exciting rides and attractions for the whole family, including the Captain’s Lagoon (a large recreation pool), the Buccaneer River Ride (a famous lazy river), and Shipwreck island (the perfect place for toddlers looking to enjoy some shallow waters).

Looking for more options on where to stay during your next visit to Florida? Discover our suite of Florida extended stay properties.

4 Reasons to Vacation in San Antonio This Summer

Tex-Mex, margaritas, heavy metal music, and the San Antonio Spurs are just a few of the things that come to mind when thinking about San Antonio. But there’s a lot more to this beautiful city than that. From incredible displays and sites of historical importance, to a diverse range of culinary options, to some of the most breathtaking sights you can imagine, there are plenty of reasons to vacation in San Antonio this summer.

And with our extended stay properties making the trip even more affordable, why not make San Antonio the next stop on your summer vacation?

1 – The breathtaking scenery.

From the San Antonio River Walk – a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River – to the Brackenridge Park – a 343 acre public park – and the Japanese Tea Garden, there are countless stunning sights to see in San Antonio.

2 – The fascinating history.

San Antonio, founded in 1718,  is a city with a rich and colorful history. Much of this history can be discovered at its many museums, galleries, and areas of historical significance.

Visit the Alamo Mission – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses exhibits on the Texas Revolution and Texas history – or the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park – a World Heritage Site preserving 4 of the 5 Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio – or perhaps the Cathedral of San Fernando – a Roman Catholic church in downtown San Antonio from 1738.

3 – The abundance of delectable food.

With the Tex-Mex style dishes being some of the most popular around in San Antonio, it’s easy to think that may be all we have to offer – but actually, we have so much more to tempt your tastebuds!

Think food trucks, American fine dining, Belgian seafood, vegan and vegetarian homestyle cooking, Asian cuisine and pho, and so much more! In fact, some of the top restaurants in San Antonio offer Italian, Latin American, seafood, or deli-style cuisine, in addition to Mexican and Tex-Mex joints.

4 – There’s a neighbourhood for everyone.

Although San Antonio is the 7th most populated city in the United States, it is often described as more of a ‘cluster’ of several small towns – and in some cases, it actually is. Think Terrell Hills, Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, and so on – whether you’re exploring another town or traversing the downtown, there is much to be coveted and discovered.

InTown Suites offers extended stay accommodations in multiple San Antonio neighbourhoods, including a property near the San Antonio Airport, and others near to downtown, SeaWorld, and more.