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And The Award Goes To....Buena Park

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The awards season isn’t just for the Grammys or the Oscars. Here in Buena Park, we’ve got our own award-winning experiences, and you don’t even have to wear a tux or gown to attend!

The lively city of Buena Park is a popular tourist destination that offers year-round mild climate and premier proximity to Disneyland, shopping and beaches. In fact, Buena Park's award-winning attractions, restaurants and hotels have earned it the distinction as one of the ‘Most Fun Small Towns' in America by Rand McNally.
Family playing poker with sheriff at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA

One of the city's largest attractions Knott's Berry Farm, was honored with the prestigious Linsberg Applause Award. The accolade is bestowed to the best amusement park's in the world and it's easy to see why Knott's won with its first-class entertainment, storied past and thrilling rides -- including one of the world's longest and tallest wooden roller coasters, Ghost Rider which won the Golden Ticket Award for the Best Wooden Roller Coaster. Seasonally, you can experience the THEA Award-Winning 'Ghost Town Alive'. Step back in time where gunslingers and outlaws ruled the west! Join in on the fun of unlocking bank robberies, jail breaks or dance at the good ‘ol fashioned hoedown, all with period placed characters of the wild west!

Group cheering at Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA

Six time winner of Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence Award and ranking amongst the most popular dinner shows in the country is Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. Their popular venue offers jousting, sword fighting and a four course meal fit for a king. If looting and pillaging is more your style, Pirate's Dinner Adventure welcomes landlubbers to partake in the World's Most Interactive Dinner Show. Voted OC Weekly's "Best Tourist Attraction in Orange County," visitors are dazzled by the swashbuckling swordplay, aerial artistry and special effects.

Ramen bowl at Yoshiharu in Buena Park, CA

Buena Park offers several esteemed restaurants including L.A. Times' Best of the Southland, Porto's Bakery & Cafe. The world-renowned Cuban restaurant serves delectable desserts, savory sandwiches and their authentic Cuban beverages. In 2022, L.A. Times named Porto's Bakery, Buena Park the best bakery in Orange County. Honeymee, famous for its award-winning raw honey and honeycombs, was named one of the Best Spots for Soft Serve and Frozen Custard by Zagat. For some caffeine, head to Coffee Code, named "Best Coffeehouse in Orange County" by OC Weekly.

For authentic Asian cuisine, indulge in a bowl of Orange County's Best Ramen at Yoshiharu or grill high-quality meat on a tabletop grill at Grub Street's Absolute Best Korean BBQ, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong. Doubling down with the Asian fare, SUP Noodle Bar's Vietnamese Pho is voted as the OC's best Pho by OC Weekly! Try the Pho Dak Biet (Chef's Choice), we highly recommend it. Miss Shabu, one of Buena Park's top Japanese restaurants is #30 on Yelp's Top 100 places to eat in the United States, and hands down the best Kimchi Broth you've ever had. Named one of the Top 10 Places for Cheap Eats in Orange County by the OC Register, Uncle Fung is an authentic Borneo Eatery that serves traditional dishes such as Laksa, Borneo Wok, and Curry Rice.

Pizza and oil at Il Palco in Buena Park, CA

Chicago based company, Portillo's and winner of five Silver Platter Awards for the best restaurant in the country serves up the tastiest sausages, Italian beef sandwiches and hamburgers around. In the mood for quality street tacos? Tacos La Calle was named one of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants in the OC by OC Weekly and Top 10 Places for Cheap Eats in Orange County by the OC Register! The tacos are great, but so are the mulitas, street corn on the cob and the entire menu, but you can be the judge of that. Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner, located outside the main gate of Knott's Berry Farm, was named one of the Top 50 Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America for 2019 by OpenTable. A west coast favorite, In-N-Out Burger has won numerous local and national awards such as TimesOC’s Readers’ Choice Awards for best hamburger and one of the 10 Most Craveable Burger Chains by Restaurant Business. If you're wanting to spend the evening with a spirited spirit, then the award-winning 'Best Neighborhood Bar in North Orange County' by OC Weekly means you'll have to head over to The Cauldron Spirits and Brews. Their signature boysenberry cotton candy drink, 'The Knotty Kid' is a must have.

Snoopy on bed with Snoopy headboard at Knott's Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park, CA

After a full day of excitement, rest well in one of Buena Park's award-winning hotels like the Fairfield Inn and Suites. The properties updated rooms, complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi earned it Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence Award. Voted Business of the Year by the Buena Park Chamber of Commerce, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation featuring modern rooms, large renovated pool area and full service restaurant and bar. Winner of the Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service, the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel is conveniently located just steps from Knott's Berry Farm and offers an outdoor water feature and pool, tennis courts, in-house restaurant and in select rooms, Snoopy himself will come and tuck kids into bed.

After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable & affordable Buena Park hotels -- most are located within walking distance to all major attractions. CLICK HERE for hotel deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Travel Guide HERE.

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