SIX FLAGS GREAT ESCAPE LODGE 89 Six Flags Drive in Queensbury, New York RATES From $225 for a family of four Located near Lake George, this indoor water amusement park caters to families with its newly build lodge and 38,000-square foot space. Of note: A new "Boogie Bear Surf" attraction that is a body boarding and surfing experience. There are play lagoons for little one and a leisurely adventure river amid water slides. On-site restaurants including Johnny Rockets means the fam doesn't even need to leave the property.

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GREAT WOLF LODGE, POCONO MOUNTAINS 1 Great Wolf Drive, Scotrun, PA RATES From $229.95 (weekends higher) Nestled in the Poconos just off Route-80, this all-in-one resort is part of a national chain of indoor water parks. Features include a four-story water treehouse with suspension bridges and spray stations, as well as a wave pool and enlosed water slide. Other kids and family activities available elsewhere on site.