The Water Park Capital of the World is a veritable playground for families looking for affordable, easy entertainment with access to restaurants, shopping and lodging. More than 20 indoor and outdoor water parks wind their way around the megaplex, a network of lazy rivers, water slides and wave pools.
Off site, you’ll find properties like the Wisconsin vacation cabin pictured, a throwback to the old days with its barn doors, beamed ceilings and stone fireplace. Even the bedroom door is a sliding barn door, a cool touch. The whole house rents for just $875 a week.
Recent renters from Chicago marveled at the charm of the place, calling it a haven outside the city.
“It was wonderful being able to make S’mores while surrounded by the trees in the late night,” said Mihaela.
And wonderful, no doubt, to be able to retire to the cabin away from the critters and crawlers.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.