Sure, Dallas gets ridiculously hot during the summer (usually hovering in the triple digits), but rather than fight it, Dallas locals gleefully embrace it by plunging into the myriad of splash zones that dot the city.
For slippery adventures and heart-pumping thrills, you can't go wrong with any of the area's water parks–and there's not a bigger one than Hurricane Harbor–which is literally stuffed to the gills with rides, slides and splashing attractions for park goers of all ages.
There's also NRH2O, an impressive city-run water park tricked out with water-slides, water cannons, endless rivers and a massive wave pool. The place also boasts one of the largest uphill water-coasters on the planet.
Not-to-be-missed is the Hilton Anatole's aquatic oasis, JadeWaters. The summertime resort features everything from water-slides to multiple swimming pools, plus it has a 630-foot-long lazy river.
And, of course, there's not a better place to beat the heat than at Burger's Lake, a natural spring-fed swimming hole with diving boards, slides and even a trapeze.
But, the fun doesn't stop here. Whether it's high-speed slides and gut-wrenching rides or chilled-out lazy rivers, be sure to add these top H20-fueled attractions to your Dallas to-do list.