10 places to go to cool off

Above: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa's Kierland FlowRider. Lifestyle | 13 Jul, 2018 |

Wet ’n’ Wild Phoenix

Things to know: Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix is Arizona’s biggest ‘n’ best water park. Located on Pinnacle Peak Road, off I-17, the park is the largest in the state featuring more than 30 exhilarating attractions for families and thrill seekers alike. Adrenaline addicts can enjoy slides like Maximum Velocity – Dueling H2O Coasters – which is the first of its kind in the world, and races guests down two, gravity-defying, tandem slides; Tornado, which catapults guests through a swirling 45-foot funnel into the eye of the storm and into calmer waters below; or Constrictor, where riders speed down the enclosed flume slide into a series of corkscrew turns, snaking back and forth in the series of spirals, slithering down its insides on multi-person rafts.

Don’t miss: The park also features tamer attractions like Boogie Board Beach, a multi-level children’s area full of dumping buckets, kid-friendly slides and interactive water cannons; or Monsoon Bay, a 700,000-gallon wave pool that generates four-foot swells.

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

The Arizona Grand’s on-property water park is the Oasis Water Park and comes complete with a wave pool, slides, tubing and hot tubs.

AZ ICE

With three locations in Greater Phoenix, this is a place to ice skate with family and friends, take lessons or enroll in a day camp.

Big Surf

America’s original wave pool with 2.5 million gallons of water, Big Surf’s Waikiki Beach is the place to be on a hot summer day.

BlueWater Resort and Casino

The resort’s water entertainment includes a beach, a marina, Wakeboard Island, three swimming pools and a two-story water slide.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The resort hauled in 830 tons of white sand from Florida for its 9,000-square-foot Sunset Beach surrounding the pool.

Golfland Sunsplash

Golfland-Sunsplash is separated into two parks. Golfland operates year-round and Sunsplash operates in the summer with 29 water-based attractions.

Ice Den

This is where the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes practice, but the facility is open to the public for daily skate sessions.

Slide Rock

Slide Rock State Park takes its name from a natural water slide formed by the slippery bed of Oak Creek.

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Resort guests can enjoy a taste of the California beach lifestyle right in the Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale with the Kierland FlowRider, a 900-foot winding lazy river ride, a 110-foot water slide and a children’s splash pad and zero depth entry.

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