Myrtle Beach is hot in summer, so it’s little wonder that June to August this park is crammed with families escaping the heat. The state’s largest water park has 1.2 million gallons and some 20 acres of curves, waves, and swerves. Some 200,000 visitors come annually for more than 30 rides and various attractions, including an Ocean in Motion Wave pool; the LayZee River, a slow, 3-mph ride around the park; and Bubble Bay, a 7,000-foot leisure pool for toddlers with a trio of cascading water umbrellas. Other amusements include a Saturation Station with splashes, slides, and waterfalls, and Turbo Twisters, the world’s tallest tubular slides (10 stories high).