From Our Editors
Surfari Joe's, a safety-focused water park, helps families to splash to their hearts' content with 18,000 square feet of indoor opportunities to get wet. A pair of extreme slides flings riders out of the building before funneling them back inside, where colorful runs for tykes share space with low-speed attractions such as Lino's Lagoon, a plesiosaur-free pond that warms guests with an 88-degree embrace. Between thrills, visitors can explore a newly designed, redemption-based video arcade or refuel at The Water Hole Bar & Restaurant, which teems with delicious snacks and appetizers, housemade pizzas, and fiber-rich faux palm trees. Surfari Joe's happily handles parties and special events, and its onsite Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel reaches out to dedicated water sliders with cozy suites featuring flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, access to a fitness center, and a complimentary hot breakfast for starting a day on the slides.