The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn't meant to be dry. Break free from a parched existence with today's Groupon: for $8, you get a one-day admission to Splash! La Mirada's Buccaneer Bay Waterpark (a $16.95 value). This Groupon is valid on the following dates: September 2–5, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25. The park is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Splash! La Mirada's Buccaneer Bay Waterpark immerses kids and adults in aquatic fun with its three water slides, lazy river, and children's interactive playground. Gradually make peace with the water in the park’s zero-depth-entry pool, or explore the ship-themed playground, where sail canopies cast shadows over a multitiered structure replete with cannon walls, crow's nests, and human-size crows. Water slides twist and dip their swimming-suited occupants along a tubular journey that culminates in the splash-down pool, with smaller slides available for tykes under 48 inches tall. True to its name, the lazy river languidly floats waders and inner tubers along a winding channel before apologizing for not doing the dishes. For picnickers and loungers, grassy areas and patios with tables and umbrellas grant respite from the sun's rays and water's ever-present prunes.