10 Places to Cool Off Within 100 Miles of DC

Summer’s on the way! Whether you’re looking for the best local water parks or want to get out (way out) in nature, read on for our picks.

The water adventures at Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags America (13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, Maryland) range from beginner-friendly to… intimidating. Case in point: On the 132-foot funnel known as the Tornado, all you have to cling to is a four-person raft! (Good luck not screaming). You’ll also find a huge variety of slides, a water park version of a half-pipe, a lazy river and a “beach.” The water park opens May 27 for the 2017 season. DISTANCE: 16 miles from downtown D.C.

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