- Family Time
- Something Different
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and the Discovery Kingdom theme parks are ideal weekend getaway destinations for thrill-seekers. These two parks have exciting rides, entertainment, and animal attractions. No one in your group will be bored at these parks.
You can start your trip by cooling off at the Hurricane Harbor waterpark. Visitors who aren’t into steep waterslides can enjoy attractions like their wave pool, lazy river, and the Splashwater Island play area. Those who want something a little more thrilling can enjoy the Big Kahuna, the Bay Area’s tallest waterslide.
Next, head over to the Discovery Kingdom for some exciting rollercoasters, shows, and animal exhibits. Everyone in your group will find something to do here. There are trains, mini hot balloon rides, and games for children to ride. Adults who aren’t into rollercoasters can enjoy the White Water Safari and Swing rides. The more hardcore thrill-seekers have access to exciting hanging, boomerang, and inverted rollercoasters. All guests can spend time with the penguins, lions, dolphins, sharks, and other wild animals that call the park their home.
It’s a fantastic weekend getaway for those times when you’re in the mood for something active and exciting.
Check into your hotel on Friday night. It takes about thirty minutes to drive from one park to the other. If you choose to visit Hurricane Harbor first, you can find lodging and restaurants in Concord before going to the Discovery Kingdom on Sunday. Or, if you prefer to see the Discovery Kingdom first, you have the option to stay in Vallejo.
Things to Do
When to Go
Late spring through early fall is the best time to enjoy both Hurricane Harbor and the Discovery Kingdom. Keep in mind that weekends and holidays will be more crowded at both parks.
The best deal for visiting both parks is to get a season pass, which start at $70 each. A pass allows you to visit for multiple days throughout the summer.