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3 Places You Should Visit If You Want to Forget About the Arizona Heat

Suny Errot



Arizona’s temperature may sometimes reach scorching hot levels that the only way to get through the day is to soak in somewhere cool and refreshing. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of water parks you can visit if you want to stay refreshed. Prepare to enjoy splash pads, heart-pounding slides, and everything in between! Here are the 3 places you should visit if you want to forget about the Arizona heat: 

Oasis Water Park

The next family getaway is just one drive away. And if you’re really planning on that, you might as well visit the Oasis Water Park. It is one of the country’s Top 10 Water Parks as voted by the Travel Channel! Here, you can forget about the Arizona heat and just enjoy the wild and expansive fun water park which boasts 8-story thrill rides. This water park also has a wave pool, and the Valley’s only side-by-side active river. In fact, you can even chill in the 25-person hot tub or take your kids to the Wild Cat Springs.

The seven-acre Oasis Water Park will give you hours of splashing fun, unmatched happiness, and loads of good time! If you get tired, you may want to take a break and have a refreshing drink at the cabanas.

Rate: The Day Pass is worth $50 for Adults, $45 for Children and free for infants. It includes 8-Story Slide Canyon Tower, 950 ft Lazy River, Giant Wave Pool, Activity Pool, Wild Cat Springs Splash Pad, Caliente Springs, Outside Showers, Poolside food & drink service (Oasis Bar & Grill), Complimentary WiFi, and Complimentary self-parking. *This day pass is for the non-resort guests 

Location: 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona


The Golfland-Sunsplash is another premier family destination known to be a series of water parks and family amusement centers. It operates year-round and offers its visitors exciting attractions such as the arcade, go-cart track, bumper boats, and miniature golf courses. Of course, the place is also widely patronized because of its thrilling waterslides! They have slides, a splash pad, and a pool located just behind their Golfland.

Talk about an ideal recreation destination!

Location: 155 W. Hampton Ave Mesa, Arizona

Kiwanis Wave Pool

If you really can’t stand the Arizona heat, then avoiding the sun seems like the best choice you have. Visit this indoor wave pool and enjoy the fun-filled features such as foot wave pools and water slides! Kiwanis Wave Pool’s wave pool has three-foot waves in eight varying patterns. There is also a 122 ft. long by 16 ft. a tall double spiral water slide that adds as a thrilling factor!

If you want to go for a quick swim, you may practice at any of the six-lap lanes or rent a raft and tube with your family.

Rate: The Wave Pool fees are $7 for those 13 and up, $5 for children aged 2 to 12, and $4 for Spectators. Note: They give a mid-day discounted fee from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Location: 6111 S All America Way, Tempe, Arizona

You don’t have to go all the way to a state park to beat the Arizona heat. Now the only question is, what’s your personal favorite water park?