A very cool joint venture between the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Ray's place is home to an amazing water park with giant slides, "Moon Beach" and "Saturation Station." The Planet is also home to a fitness center with aerobic and dance room, cardiovascular theater, free weights and resistance equipment. Looking for fun? You know the saying: It's better when wet. (Runner-up: "My bedroom.")
Ray's Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore Street. 704-432-4RAY.