Do you go wild for water parks? Most water lovers are suckers for tube slides, lazy rivers and wave pools. Water parks are the next best thing to the beach itself.

The beauty of visiting the Myrtle Beach area is there are plenty of days throughout the year to enjoy water parks. And when you and the family are looking for a little fall cool-down, you can't go wrong with Wild, Water and Wheels. This shrine to the kid in all of us features 24 slides, a wave pool, mini-golf, go-carts and bumper boats.

Need a recommendation? Give the Free Fall Cliff Dive a try. This for-the-brave-only slide shoots you down a tunnel that opens up to a near vertical drop. You're slip-sliding away at almost 45 miles per hour!