I love summer for three reasons: the heat, the heat, the HEAT! But, sometimes, it’s just too much to handle and I end up hanging out in the backyard, sitting in my 2 year old son’s inflatable pool.
This past weekend, I took the family to Aqua Adventure, the newest way to beat the heat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Opening less than a month ago, this is the city of Fremont’s newest and wettest attraction and we loved it. For less than $16 a person, you and your kids get to splash around their 3 pools, fly down any of their 5 waterslides, float along their lazy river or cool off in their kiddie waterspray area.
Our friend’s 6 year old son rated Aqua Adventures 5 stars and said, “There is a huge bucket that dumps water all over you. All the kids scream and they run away whenever it dumps. All the fountains spraying water makes you cool and feels like it’s raining on you really hard. I liked it a lot!”
My 2 year old is still a bit afraid of the water and stayed away from the pool with the scary bucket and loud screaming. However, he really loved the spray fountains and the recreation pool. It’s a great place to go for a family daycation.
I was also able to sneak away for a quick ride down the enclosed waterpipe body slide in the Fortress of Fun. I screamed like a teenager and just enjoyed a thrilling, fast ride down the slide in unexpected, complete darkness. Simply awesome.
Hours of Operation:
Open through Labor Day.
Monday to Friday 11am-4pm. Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.
General admission $15.99
Under 48″ $10.99
Fremont Residents get $1 off
Kids 3 and under $2 (free if you bring a swim diaper)
40500 Paseo Padre Parkway,
Fremont, California 94538
$5 coupon for general admission on Monday and Tuesday.
Friday Family Fun Nights on July 10, & 24th, August 7th, & 21st
4pm to 8pm
$6 Admission + $1 Hot Dogs + Free lazy river tubes
Click here to read my full review of Aqua Adventure on Trekaroo.
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Esther Lee is a contributing writer for Trekaroo, a reviews website 100% dedicated to traveling with kids. Visit Trekaroo to get the inside scoop on what activities to do and places to stay close to home and beyond.