Two weeks ago, my mom and I spent a weekend at the “new” Camelback Resort — we stayed in one of its newly redesigned Queen Room Suites; it was stunning. Our weekend was jam-packed with activities, exploration and experiences.
Our first day we spent the afternoon at the resort’s indoor waterpark, Aquatopia. We had our own private cabana where we could relax and enjoy our lunch and time there. Aquatopia is amazing and filled with fun! It has 13 slides, a lazy river, wave pool, kids areas and much more. My mom isn’t a big waterslide person, so I went down a couple; we walked around to look at everything and then relaxed on the lazy river for a little bit.
After our day at the waterpark, we got ready for dinner at one of the restaurants on the property, Berrelli’s Italian Chophouse. We loved the restaurant — the food was great and everyone was so nice and accommodating. We even got to hang out in the new cigar lounge downstairs; if you are ever there, make sure to check it out!
After dinner, we were a little tired from travel, so we decided to just call it a night.
The next morning we woke up, went to breakfast and then set out to ride the Appalachian Mountain Coaster. I was so excited, but my mom was a little nervous. We both ended up loving it and wishing we could ride it a few more times.
The rest of the day we explored the surrounding area and did some shopping at the nearby outlets. Overall, it was a great experience, and we can’t wait to go back and bring the rest of the family!!
— Mary Melnick, social media and editorial coordinator
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