LEGOLAND parks offer the rides and amusements of a traditional theme park with a LEGO building blocks theme. There are two LEGOLANDS in the United States, LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, and LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven. The parks include water rides, games and shows. LEGOLAND California has a LEGO-themed hotel and an aquarium within the park. Both parks operate year-round.
3. SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego theme park has rides, shows and exhibits with a sea-life theme. Featured attractions include interactive experiences with dolphins and Beluga whales. The park has a variety of dining options and a kennel for families that travel with pets. SeaWorld San Diego operates year-round.
4. Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla. is an all-inclusive theme park that offers interactive experiences with tropical fish and exotic birds. The park restricts daily admissions to 1,300 guests, and reservations are required. Admission price includes breakfast, lunch, use of snorkeling equipment and floatation devices, towels, sunscreen and beach chairs. Guests receive a souvenir snorkel and passes for unlimited admission to nearby Seaworld and Aquatica parks. Discovery Cove recommends calling at least one month in advance for reservations.
5. Coney Island
The New York City neighborhood of Coney Island has more than 50 different rides and amusements operating daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on weekends Labor Day to Columbus Day. Attractions include roller coasters, bumper cars and arcades. Fireworks shoot off every Friday night through the summer.