Cabin Fever? Head to Kalahari

Cabin Fever? Head to Kalahari

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…”

Midwesterners live that line. In fact, the joke is that there are two seasons in the Midwest: winter and construction. We get cabin fever after being stuck indoors for so long. The snow piles up to the window ledges and the temperatures plummet to points so low that it is just not safe for young children to play outside. There are only so many board games and books that a parent can put up with before they just need to get away from their kids.

Enter Kalahari.

Kalahari Resorts are ginormous (that’s a word, right?!) indoor water parks. They are located in Sandusky, Ohio and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Smack dab in the heart of the frozen tundra that is the Midwest. Most parents try to book a trip mid-February when the winter weather is at its coldest. If they can afford it, they make a weekend trip once a month.

Picture a 12,000 square foot wave pool, river rides, zip lines, faux surfing, waterslides, lawn chairs, snack cabanas and waterfalls all keeping your family entertained and blissfully happy. It may be snowing outside, but it is downright balmy at Kalahari. If you can talk the grandparents into joining you, grab some couple time at the adult-only, full-service spa. Nothing beats a day at the wave pool like a couple’s massage. Well, nothing except kids too worn out from swimming and playing all day to fight or argue or back talk or complain. Aaah! Silence, that’s worth the price of admission.