Places to Cool Down for the Summer Around Alexandria, Arlington, Northern Virginia
This side of the Potomac is the steady and growing other half to the Capital, a vibrant and growing region making bounds in every area, with more than its own scores of restaurants, parks, attractions, and activities to match the other parts of the DMV. Whether you are a tourist drafting a holiday itinerary, a returning local visiting friends and family, or a curious local, you’ll find something for everyone in the Northern Virgina area. Read on for some of our favorite places to beat the heat and cool down here around the Alexandria-Arlington area.
Great Waves Water Park
Boasting a large relaxing pool, a pair of speed slides, three twisting serpentine slides, and a massive splash pad, Great Waves Water Park is a great, family-oriented and laid-back vacation from your vacation, and a favorite of the Northern Virginia region. Aside from the many slides and pools, there are also a number of batting cages, a mini golf course, a rock wall, and an obstacle course that is fun for the whole family. Bring the whole party to Great Waves Water Park for a day of fun, whimsical relaxation.
Kings Dominion and Soak City
One of the region’s premier attractions for thrills, rides and refreshment during the summertime, all visitors to Virginia this season should consider Kings Dominion and Soak City. Featuring the Zoom Flume, a raft ride for the whole group, the Xtreme SkyFlyer, soaring WindSeeker, massive Tidal Wave Bay, riveting Paradise Plunge, relaxing Lazy River, and so many more, Kings Dominion has something for everyone. Whether preferring a relaxing day floating on the water, looking for more gentle rides, or an adrenaline junkie, visitors of every interest and thrill level will find more than they can fit in one visit. Take the whole party to Kings Dominion and Soak City, a great option for groups of any size and any interest.
Kayaking, Boating the Potomac
Tour the waterfront of the Capital and view many of the capital region’s most renowned landmarks from the Potomac. Whether only for a short stretch of river or an extensive tour, there are a number of launching sites and rentals along the Potomac river that are a great and relaxing way to cool off on the water while seeing so much of the best that the capital has to offer. We recommend any of the formal kayaking tours for a bit less planning needed, just turn up to the tour and enjoy paddling the Potomac.
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