My favorite part of summer is all the “field trips” our family gets to enjoy together. Our family loves to travel, but we are also blessed to live in tourism hot spot. Being about 45 miles away from New Orleans, we are able to enjoy a variety of museums, amazing food, eclectic music, and many sporting events. But we also live so close to Southern Mississippi and take full advantage of what they have to offer as well.
Last year we bought passes to Gulf Island WaterPark in Gulfport, Ms. With only an hour drive away, we were able to bring our kids 1-2 times a week. With the purchase of our passes, we also received a coupon booklet with discounts at the waterpark and nearby restaurants in Gulfport.
The park is large (without being overwhelmed) and in my opinion, well maintained. It has easy access to the interstate and has local gas stations that are convenient for someone like my family that travels to get to Gulf Island.
My kids always have a great time there and never come home disappointed because the lines were too long, or slides were closed. In addition to the large waterpark, Gulf Island also has many special events throughout the season, plus special appearances by Disney or Nick Series Actors.
I can’t wait until this season starts. We are kicking off the season by spending the weekend in Gulfport for Mother’s Day weekend and taking full advantage of the family time we will be able to spend together at Gulf Island Waterpark.
Disclosure: This year I was chosen to be a 2011 Gulf Island Water Park Mom. With that, I will be receiving 4 season passes to Gulf Island Water Park. My opinions are in no way influenced by the passes. It is something I was planning on purchasing anyway. I am looking forward to having a relationship with GWIP and love that local families are a voice for a season pass holder with giving praise or concerns we might have. Check back in a week or two for my newest post: The “Do’s and Don’t of visiting a Waterpark”