With more sunny days than just about any other city in the country, Miami is best enjoyed outdoors. A median temperature of 75 degrees provides the perfect conditions for fun in the sun. And there is no better place to get wet and wild than at one of Miami’s epic water parks.

Miami's water parks are the ultimate place to escape the heat by riding waterslides and lounging by the pool. Below are WPH’s favorites.

Venetian Pool

2701 de Soto Blvd

This is one pool you do not want to miss! Surrounded by tropical foliage, waterfalls and classic Italian architecture this freshwater pool offers the ultimate refuge from the heat. The pool, in Coral Gables, was built in 1923 from a coral rock quarry and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Fed by a natural springs, the pools feature two waterfalls to relax under and endless shady spots to dry off and chill out.

Rapids Water Park

66566 N Military Trl, Riviera Beach

A South Florida favorite, Rapids is a sprawling park full of insane slides as well as rivers and wave pools of epic proportions. The drive north to Palm Beach County is well worth it. Jumping out of the car, you’re immediately met by distant screams of thrilled riders taking sharp turns through dark tunnels on rides like the Big Thunder. South Florida’s largest waterpark has over 42 of the biggest most thrilling waterslides and offers restaurants, bars and pavilions for picnics. Make sure to slide down The Lazy River, WPH’s favorite!

Zoo Miami

12400 SW 152nd Street

With some great water attractions, Zoo Miami is a top spot for kids and the young at heart. The giant spray fountain, a ‘Whale Tail Waterfall’ keeps you entertained for hours. Don’t miss the Fiesta Fountain at the Amazon and Beyond Village Plaza and Voyage inside Playworld Playground. A great place to chill with lots of shady spots to cool down and relax.

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