One of the best parts of summer… amusement parks! Whether you want to ride a rollercoaster, play in the arcade, or cool down on some water slides, these theme parks have everything you could want and more. If you’re looking for some adventure and fun with your friends and family, look no further. We put together a list of our favorite theme parks in New England – check it out below!
Canobie Lake Park, located in Salem, New Hampshire, has it all. From thrill rides, to four different water slides, to kids rides, there really is something for everyone here. One of the most popular attractions is the “Boston Tea Party” water ride that allows guests to experience what it was like to be a tea bag during the famous historical event. In addition to all the rides, Canobie also has plenty of arcade games and even some live entertainment, with tribute bands and other special events.
Six Flags New England, located in Agawam, Massachusetts, is a can’t miss this summer. If you’re looking for some thrilling rollercoasters, this is the park you’ll want to visit! But, they also have less daring options for those who prefer it, like a lazy river, water slides, and family rides. And, the entertainment here is fantastic, with character meet and greets and live shows.
Alpine Adventures is a little different than the rest, offering a unique zipline experience in Lincoln, New Hampshire. This huge mountain park also features off-road safari tours, treks through the forest, and an aerial course. If you’re looking for a challenging adrenaline rush, this is the perfect park for that.
Located in the heart of the white mountains, Whale’s Tale is one of the most popular water parks in New England. Not only do they offer incredible attractions that are unmatched, but they also are in a beautiful location with 360 views of the area. This family fun parks has a ton of thrilling water rides that are sure to keep everyone entertained. Plus, you can even rent a private cabana in Castaway Cove and on the beach of the wave pool!
If you have young kids, this is the perfect park to visit with them! This park appeals most to children up to the age of pre-teen, with both kid-friendly and family rides. The amusement park has also grown over the years to include more shows, dining, characters, rides and play areas.
Christmas in July, anyone?? This is another park that is perfect for children under the age of 13. Santa’s Village is a Christmas-themed amusement park located in Jefferson, New Hampshire, United States. There are 23 rides, mostly with all Christmas or winter-themed names. And yes, there’s even a Santa’s Water Park here too!
Water Country is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, offering attractions for visitors f all ages. From thrilling water slides, to indoor tube rides, to an adventure river, this park really covers it all, for both kids and adults. There are also several play areas for young children as well, with whirl pools and wave pools.