USA TODAY 10Best is looking for the best theme parks and water parks in the United States, as well as the best roller coasters, rides, theme park hotels, restaurants and entertainment. We invited theme park experts and travel writers to join our editors in selecting the nominees for the 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Now, it’s your turn to help us narrow it down to each category’s 10 best by voting for your favorites once per day until polls close on Monday, April 24, at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Indoor Water Park
Whether it’s snowing, raining or just too hot to play outside, indoor water parks offer an opportunity for a splashing good time no matter the weather or season. These 20 nominees were chosen by a panel of experts as the top indoor water parks in the United States. To help us crown the best of the best, we’re asking readers to vote daily for their favorite.
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Best Non-Roller Coaster Ride
Amusement park thrills and chills don’t always come in the form of a roller coaster. Sometimes the most memorable and immersive ride experiences take the form of dark rides, 3D simulators, log flumes or drop towers. Our panel of theme park gurus have chosen 20 of their favorites as nominees for Best Non-Roller Coaster Ride, and now it’s your turn to vote your favorite to glory.
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Best Outdoor Water Park
When the summer is at its hottest, millions of visitors head to America’s water parks to cool off. We asked a panel of experts to nominate their favorite outdoor water parks in the country for the ultimate day of sun and fun. Now, it’s your turn to vote for your favorites.
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Best Roller Coaster
While theme park rides come in all shapes and sizes these days, nothing beats the adrenaline rush of a well-designed roller coaster. A panel of amusement park experts chose these 20 coasters as the best in the U.S., and we need you to crown our winner by voting daily for your favorite.
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Best Theme Park
North America is home to more than 400 amusement parks and attractions with some 375 million visitors annually, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. For those looking to plan the perfect vacation, trying to pick which park to visit can be overwhelming. To help narrow down the options, 10Best asked a panel of amusement park and family travel experts to nominate their 20 favorite parks across the United States. Now, we need you to vote.
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Best Theme Park Entertainment
America’s best theme parks have more to offer than thrill rides and roller coasters. They also provide various entertainment opportunities to enjoy between rides or at the end of a great park day. From shows to fireworks displays, these entertainment options were chosen by a panel of theme park experts as the best in the U.S., and now we’re asking you to vote for your favorite.
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Best Theme Park Hotel
A day at a theme park is undeniably fun, but it can be exhausting as well. Staying at a hotel in the park means all your favorite attractions lie practically right outside your front door, and getting back for an afternoon swim in the pool or to crash in the evening is easier than ever. We polled a panel of theme park experts on the best amusement park hotels in the U.S., and now we need you to vote for your favorites from a pool of 20 nominees.
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Best Theme Park Restaurant
Gone are the days when amusement park food meant overpriced greasy burgers and cotton candy. The nation’s top parks are catering more and more to sophisticated palates with restaurants boasting high-quality food in unique environments. We asked a panel of theme park insiders to nominate their top 20 amusement park restaurants, and now we need you to help crown a winner.
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Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, May 5.