World’s Largest Vacation Rental Marketplace Reveals Best Water Parks Across The U.S For Traveling Thrill Seekers to Cool Off This Summer

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – (July 12, 2022) – Just in time for National Waterpark Day (July 28), vacation rental marketplace HomeToGo is making a splash with the results of its 2022 Water Park Index, ranking the top 50 water parks in the U.S. based on affordability. Taking into account factors such as the cost of an admission ticket, parking, a locker rental and a night stay in a nearby accommodation, HomeToGo compared many of the most popular water parks across the country to uncover both budget-friendly and top dollar options for those planning to slide their way into summer fun on upcoming vacations.

“With the return of the hot summer temperatures, we’re excited to be able to offer travelers a helpful guide to America’s most exciting water parks so they can cool off at any budget,” said Caroline Burns, Director of PR and Travel Expert, HomeToGo. “While the index revealed that California, Florida and Texas had the most water parks on this year’s ranking, families can find just as many pulse-pounding water slides, relaxing lazy rivers and family-friendly play areas in destinations across the country.”

Based on the cost of a one-day adult admission ticket, parking, locker rental and HomeToGo’s own data for nearby accommodations, here’s a snapshot of the top rankings from the 2022 Water Park Index:

Most Affordable Water Parks in the U.S. for 2022 – Ranked by Price

Water Park



Daily Parking Rate

Locker Rate

Median Nightly Accommodation Per Person

Total Cost Per Day

1.     NRH2O Family Water Park, North Richland Hills







2.     Splash Kingdom Oasis, Shreveport







3.     Buccaneer Bay, Weeki Wachee







4.     Aqua Adventure, Fremont







5.     Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Rockford, Cherry Valley







*A complete list of all 50 Water Parks can be found HERE.

Additional key takeaways from this year’s Water Park Index include:

  • Most Affordable States to Make a Splash: Water parks in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, California and Illinois climb to the affordable peak of this year’s ranking.
  • Best States for Water Park Enthusiasts: California reigns supreme with the most water parks on this year’s ranking (11), followed by Texas (10) and Florida (9). The average total cost per day among the featured water parks in California is $138.06, compared to $132.96 in Texas and $139.16 in Florida.
  • Record-Breaking Water Parks: This year’s index is filled with tons of world-renowned parks for their rides and attractions, including North America’s largest park: Noah’s Ark Water Park, WI (#45 in HomeToGo’s ranking), and the brand new DreamWorks Water Park, NJ (#32) which features America’s tallest waterslide and the world’s biggest indoor wave pool.
  • Average Entry Prices: This year’s average entry cost is $39.82. The water parks with the cheapest entry costs are Buccaneer Bay and Sun-N-Fun Lagoon in Florida, which both cost $13 per adult.

For a complete breakdown of the methodology and all 50 destinations in this year’s Water Park Index, read the full report at:

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About HomeToGo:

HomeToGo is the marketplace with the world’s largest selection of vacation rentals, listing millions of offers from thousands of trusted partners, including, Vrbo and TripAdvisor. From vacation homes, cabins, beach houses, apartments, condos, house boats, castles, farm stays and everything in between, HomeToGo combines price, destination, dates and amenities to find the perfect accommodation for any trip worldwide.

Founded in 2014, HomeToGo operates local apps & websites in 25 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia-Pacific. HomeToGo also operates brands such as, AMIVAC, Casamundo,, e-domizil, EscapadaRural, and Wimdu. To learn more, visit or download the HomeToGo app.


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