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- $13 for a one-day water-park admission, valid Sunday–Friday only (up to a $19.95 value)
Summer Waves Water Park on Georgia’s Jekyll Island beats the summer heat with six slides, including the enclosed Pirate’s Passage, which sends inner tubes down its five-story double-drop height, and the half-mile Turtle Creek lazy river. Swimmers battle turbulent waters in the Frantic Atlantic wave pool, and little ones less than 52 inches tall splash in a kiddie pool. Children age 3 and younger are admitted for free with an approved swim diaper. After August 12, the water park is only open on weekends; click here to view the full schedule.
Jekyll Island Authority
On Jekyll Island, waves crash along the 10 miles of beaches as kayaks cut through the salty water, cyclists roll over 20 miles of paved trails, and riders on horseback clop through hushed maritime forests. All visitors to the barrier island can partake in myriad active, relaxing, or educational activities while immersed in its lush natural landscapes, where dunes give way to beaches filled with hermit crabs and shell collecting and where birders clutch binoculars to examine avian habitats and decode gulls' sign language. The island's public golf club, open since 1898, hosts two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course on manicured greens and rolling terrain. In the summer, the Summer Waves Water Park provides a cool escape from the heat with six slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. For indoor adventurers, exhibits at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center illuminate the lives of the shelled reptiles, and a museum preserves relics of the wealthy families who used the island as their gilded getaway and a place to bury their expired money. The Jekyll Island Authority oversees all conservation and development on the idyllic island, existing to continually improve the park and its amenities.