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Couple paddleboarding on Lake Delton

Did that summer getaway get away from you? Happens to the best of us. But you won’t see any frowny face emojis here, because last minute getaways to the Dells are easier to make happen than you think.

Summer comes and summer goes, but we’re not quite at the “go” stage just yet, meaning there’s still time for a last-minute getaway. Here are three themed ideas to help you squeeze in that summer vacation after all.

Waterpark-Centric You’ll never go wrong at the fab five waterpark resorts that veritably define “big waterpark experience” – Chula Vista Resort, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resort Waterparks, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, and Wilderness Resort. Some of these resorts offer all-inclusive type packages, which means less time on planning and more time relaxing! Throw in a visit to America’s largest outdoor waterpark, Noah’s Ark Waterpark, and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to waterpark nirvana. If your children are tots, don’t overlook the mid-size resorts with water activities. Our advice is to make it a mid-week trip. There’s just something about a mid-week escape that makes it especially fun. Click here for a list of resorts with water activities.

Outdoor Adventure Can’t sit still? Wisconsin Dells provides plenty of options for an active getaway. Depending on your preference, Dells Watersports: Full Service Marina & Boat Rental can put you on a jet ski, boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. If you’d rather stay out of the water, strap on a harness and hit the rocks for a climbing adventure, or get a Birdseye view of Wisconsin Dells while ziplining above the tree branches with BigFoot Zipline Tours. If you want to see what’s biting on the river but not sure where to start, Muskie Mark’s Guide Service & Lures can navigate you to the sweet spots and for something a little different, give Redbeard Bowfishing a try.

Lakeside R&R The many resorts rimming Lake Delton are both place to stay and place to play. Baker’s Sunset Bay comes to mind right away, enjoy an evening bonfire on the beach after playing in the sun all day. For a multi-generational getaway, book Log Gables Lake Front, and bring the entire family for a relaxing stay on the lake. Or treat yourself to luxury at Wilderness on the Lake - the view from their infinity pool will not disappoint. There, vacation planning done! Click here for a full list of waterfront properties.

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