07/24/2014 05:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why Swim When You Can Slide? Water Parks Where You Can Play and Stay for Days


When the kids aren't in school, all they want to do is play video games or get out of the house. Resorts with water parks are an easy escape that will keep them active and entertained for days!

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, named the best summer vacation destination in the US, you'll find The Crown Reef Resort. Along with the $7.5 million dollar renovation on its interior, the property opened a $2 million dollar massive outdoor water park. The main attraction is a 4-story "serpentine-style slide" called EXPLOSION because of its fast speed and explosive water release. Other slides include the Twister and Kids Twister. Not to mention, the beautiful beach is also just steps away! Golfers know Myrtle for its array of courses, so they'll be happy too.

If you can't make it there this summer, here is a list of more resorts with water parks. Experiences and price points vary.

-- Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan (indoor water park + lake activities outdoors)
-- Wilderness Resort and Waterpark in Wisconsin
-- Arizona Grand Resort
-- Nick Hotel (as in Nickelodeon themed) in Orlando
-- Wilderness at the Smokies in Tenessee
-- Soaring Eagle Hotel and Waterparkin Michigan
-- Great Wolf Lodges (located in 11 states)
-- Kalahari Resorts in Pensylvania, Massachusetts, and Ohio
--Omni Rancho Las Palmas in California
-- Disney Land Hotel in California
-- Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa in California
-- Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas