Water canons. Splashing fountains. Lazy rivers. Twisting water slides. They all call out to kids—okay, and adults—on a warm summer day. Fortunately, Louisiana has them all. Here are a few great ways to chill out.
It’s splash time at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans! Their Cool Zoo is a splash park with jumping water spouts, an alligator water slide and even water-spitting snakes. Parents don’t have to worry about little ones getting in the way of the older kids, as there is a separate area designated for toddlers.
Thrill-seekers should venture to Blue Bayou Waterpark in Baton Rouge. It has more than 20 water attractions, including some amazing water slides. Challenge a friend to see who’ll slip and slide down the world’s largest Racer slide the fastest. Or take a twisting ride in the dark on Voodoo. Blue Bayou also has a water play area and a wave pool.
Guests at L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles enjoy a relaxing float along the property’s lazy river. While the kids splash in the pool, mom and dad can swim up to the Poolside Bar for a cold drink.
If a leisurely float sounds appealing, make your way to Tiki Tubing in Denham Springs and enjoy a four-hour tubing trip down the Amite River. Bring along a stocked cooler and stop at a sandbar for a picnic.