When your kids whine about the hot weather, or better yet, before they do, cool off at this water park with more than 30 get-wet attractions. Float down Hubba Hubba Highway, a winding river with sprays; see who glides to the end of Nitro Racer’s slides first; brave the water curtains and dark section of Aquazoid, a water slide; and splash in the wave pool. Young kids can play with the fountains and sprays at Kritter Koral and everyone can enjoy Surfer’s Bay, a zero entry pool.
Virginia’s summers are steamy, so Water Country can be crowded, causing waits for the slides and other attractions. You can always get in the pools. Since shade is minimal, consider renting a cabana for the day if you or your kids burn easily. Along with a roof, cabanas come with a table, chairs and chaise lounges. Yeah, we wish the cabanas cost less — and yes, we think they are overpriced at $200. But for those who need shade, chairs in a row and a little private space, a cabana can make a big difference.