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Top 5 Ways for Kids to Cool Off in Buena Park This Summer

Mom and daughter at Knott's Soak City in Buena Park, CA
As the summer heats up, cool down at some of Buena Park’s most popular attractions, restaurants and hotels. Visitors can beat the heat with everything from playful desserts and waterslides to a tropical oasis and whitewater rafting.

#1. Drop into Knott’s Soak City Waterpark
Orange County’s only waterpark is a 13-acre haven with one of the world’s longest lazy rivers, a rippling wave pool and dozens of slides. Thrill seekers can drop over 75 feet into a six-story funnel on Pacific Spin or race down a near vertical shoot on Old Man Falls. For the kids, the Beach House offers pint size slides as well as a kids only splash area. Cabanas are available to rent for up to eight people for the day. With the rental, you get a dedicated waiter, four inner tubes, and a large shaded cabana. For discounted tickets on Soak City, Click here.

Water park at Knott's Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park, CA
#2. Lounge Poolside at Popular Hotels
At the Hampton Inn & Suites, guests can hang out poolside, or lounge comfortably in the sun chairs - all a short walk from your hotel room. Enjoy poolside service with freshly prepared food, delicious drinks and an interactive water playground at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel. The whole family will enjoy the DoubleTree by Hilton Buena Park with its newly renovated spaces and the area’s largest pool. At the Fairfield Inn and Suites and Courtyard by Marriott, visitors can enjoy expansive outdoor pools and Jacuzzis. To book your stay at a Buena Park hotel, click here.

three ice cream rolls at Icy Cream Roll in Buena Park, CA.
#3. Rolled Ice Cream Rocks!
Ice cream's always a great and classic way to cool down, but what if we said you could roll your ice cream? Icy Cream Roll at The Source OC takes it to the next level by custom making each ice cream order in front of you. Combining all the ingredients you want onto a frozen table top, they mix the ice cream into a thin flat layer and then 'scrape' it off into a roll! You have to see it to believe it.

Calico River Rapids at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA
#4. Ride the Rapids at Knott’s Berry Farm
Calico River Rapids takes riders on a whitewater raft that spins and splashes through fast moving currents, geysers and under towering waterfalls. Be on the lookout for the legendary 'skunk ape' as you traverse these treacherous western waters at Knott's Berry Farm.

At the Timber Mountain Log Ride, visitors can experience the world’s first log ride that originally opened in 1969. The newly renovated attraction floats through a logging camp, past wild animals and down a 42-foot drop, spraying riders with water.

Mint Mojito at Portos Bakery in Buena Park, CA
#5. Take in a Flavored Mojito at Porto's Bakery
Don't Worry, mom and dad. These are non-alcoholic and family friendly! With Porto's Cuban history, swing by and pick up one of four flavored mojitos! Each one is made fresh and individually: Classic Mojito, Strawberry Mojito Fusion, Raspberry Mojito Fusion, or Passion Fruit Mojito Fusion are all fantastic treats to beat the heat. If you're looking for a great light snack to pair these non-alcoholic tart treats with, we suggest the guava cheese strudel. Parking is complimentary, but be sure to get there early, the lines can stretch out the door!
4D Theater at CGV Cinemas at The Source in Buena Park, CA

Take in a evening movie at CGV Cinemas - Home of the 4D Theater!
Experience the biggest Hollywood and Asian blockbusters like never before in CGV's unique 4DX theaters. Enjoy cutting-edge sound, immersive viewing technology, seats that move with the action and special effects including rain, scents and smoke. With a warm day outside, nothing beats heading indoors to comfy theater chairs and air conditioning. CGV Cinemas brings in the latest films on the largest possible screen with a unique, 4D experience.
After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Most hotels are located within walking distance to all major attractions. Just 5 miles from Disneyland®, and a short drive to Huntington Beach and Los Angeles, Buena Park is the ideal basecamp for your California dream vacation. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.

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