Summer is on the horizon and warm weather is just around the corner. Chances are with the season of outdoor sun and school being out, the kids are already clamoring for a swimming pool and water play activities. If you’re like most parents, you’re probably not going to build a pool in your backyard this year. Luckily for your sanity and the fun of your family, check out these three San Diego water park options that the little swimmers will enjoy.

Legoland Water Park 
Legoland is not just an amusement park. It also features a world-class water park. In the middle of the park is a 45-foot-tall tower designed to immerse children in the creative world of Lego and water. Kids will enjoy splashing in the water along with more than 20 Lego models that splash and spray guests. The park also includes a sandy beach wading area, perfect for little swimmers. Plan to spend the day at the Legoland Water Park and enjoy snacks at their pool-side restaurants and snack shacks. Admission prices vary based on age and park options.

One LEGOLAND Drive
Carlsbad, Ca 92008
760-918-LEGO (5346)
Online: california.legoland.com

The Wave Water Park
There’s water fun for the entire family at The Wave Water Park in Vista. Kids can splash around in pools, on rides, or in a variety of classes and planned activities. Aside from water park fun, The Wave offers swimming lessons, water polo classes, and a variety of camps – from lifeguard to sports. Cabana rentals are available for families. The park also has extended evening hours on select Fridays throughout the summer. The Wave offers a variety of admission prices including general admission and season passes.

101 Wave Drive
Vista, Ca  92083
760-940-WAVE (9283)
Online: thewavewaterpark.com

Knott’s Soak City Water Park 
San Diego’s largest water park, located in the South Bay, is open daily this summer and has activities for the entire family. There are simple water play areas for the little ones and not-so-adventurous kiddos, as well as a myriad of roller coasters guaranteed to get kids soaked to the core. Plan to spend an entire day at the water park to enjoy as many rides and entertainment options as possible. Prices range from one-day passes, to family packs, and season passes. And parents: think about renting a cabana to sit back and relax while the kids splash their day away.

2052 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista, Ca  91911
619-661-7373
Online: soakcity.com

Whether you’re looking to beat the heat (or the boredom), visit one of San Diego’s water parks and enjoy the fun, sun and water play.

— Leah R. Singer

Image Sources: Legoland, Wave Water Park, & Knott’s Soak City facebook pages