One of the summer rites of the passage appears to be loading up the car and driving to a water park, ideally one with exciting water slides, for a day of summer fun. If you grew up in Marin or the North Bay, you almost certainly spent a summer afternoon or two at the now-defunct Windsor Water Works north of Santa Rosa.
For a flavor of this summertime tradition, you’ll have to travel yet further away, to the East or South Bay. The following is a list of the Best Water Parks In San Francisco Bay Area. All of these parks provide thrilling water slides as well as gentler aquatic adventures such as wave pools, lazy rivers, and kids’ activity areas. (Don’t forget the junk from amusement parks.
- 1 SIX FLAGS HURRICANE HARBOR – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
- 2 SOUTH BAY SHORES IN SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
- 3 SAN JOSE, RAGING WATERS – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
- 4 FREMONT AQUA ADVENTURE WATER PARK – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
- 5 DUBLIN’S THE WAVE – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
- 6 Interesting Facts About San Francisco
SIX FLAGS HURRICANE HARBOR – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Concord is the most convenient water park to Marin, with a variety of water slides ranging from mild to extremely wild, as well as a wave pool, Northern California’s longest lazy river, and a kids’ area. The address is 1950 Waterworld Parkway, Concord, CA 94520. Open daily from mid-June to mid-August, and on weekends in May (beginning Saturday, May 21) & September.
SOUTH BAY SHORES IN SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
This water park is part of California’s Great America amusement park as well as features a variety of thrilling waterslides, a lazy river, a heated tropical lake, and a kids’ area. Santa Clara, CA 95054, 4701 Great America Parkway Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28; see website for the full summer schedule.
SAN JOSE, RAGING WATERS – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
Raging Waters has been stimulating families for 30 years and is Northern California’s biggest water park. There are 9 thrilling water slides, a 350,000-gallon wave pool, pools, an endless river, a family raft ride, and 2 kiddie playgrounds with waterfalls and tiny tot slides at this park. San Jose, CA 95148 is located at 2333 South White Road. Opens on May 21; for a complete summer schedule, visit its website.
FREMONT AQUA ADVENTURE WATER PARK – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
This smaller water park in Fremont, California, features water parks on the Fortress of Fun, a lazy river, a climbing structure, a kids’ play area, and several pools. Cabanas for rent are available. The address is 4500 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538. Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28th.
DUBLIN’S THE WAVE – Best Water Parks In San Francisco
This newly opened aquatics complex in Dublin, California’s East Bay, includes a boardwalk-themed water park with a 6 water tower, a Splash Zone “extreme” toddler paddling area with presentations and interactive features, as well as an outdoor sports pool that is accessible for swimming when not being used for team practice or competition.
Interesting Facts About San Francisco
- San Francisco was given the name Yerba Buena at first. It translates as “good herb” in Spanish.
Denim jeans were invented in San Francisco. Levi Strauss designed clothing for Gold Rush miners that were both comfortable and long-lasting.
- They claim that the population of dogs in San Francisco outnumbers that of children.
The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco by a Japanese resident of the city. Makoto Hagiwara is his name.
- Many well-known people were born and/or brought up in San Francisco. Robert Frost, Bruce Lee, and Clint Eastwood are among them.
- San Francisco’s cable cars are the only moving National Historic Landmark inside the country.
After Joseph B. Friedman’s daughter became frustrated with drinking from a straight straw, he invented the bendy straw in San Francisco.
- The Golden Gate Bridge throughout San Francisco was presumed to be painted yellow and black. The color of the sealant, on the other hand, drew their attention. The hue is known as International Orange.