Weather can be unpredictable, but there’s one spot in the north where it’s 84 degrees year round and 1,000 gallons of water is sure to fall from the sky every few minutes: the water park at Great Wolf Lodge. The lodge’s 280 suite-sized rooms are just a couple of miles from downtown Traverse City. From the water slides and whirlpools to the video arcade, full-service spa and Friday night magic shows, this indoor/outdoor water park and resort has something for everyone—including a seasonal discount.
The resort’s Early Bird Savings promotion—book before July 1—grants guests a 10 percent discount on a two-night stay through Sept. 3. Good to know: the discount might not be valid during all holiday weekends.