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Buena Park’s Can’t Miss List

Written by Visit Buena Park
There’s so much to do when visiting Buena Park, CA that you’ll want to keep extending your vacation. And we don't blame you! To help you out with your travel planning, we’ve rounded up our Can’t Miss List of Attractions in Buena Park.

1.) Drop 96 Degrees on California's First Dive Coaster, HangTime
At Knott’s Berry Farm, experience over 30 exhilarating rides including the famous Timber Mountain Log Ride, visit the loveable Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang at Camp Snoopy and pan for gold at the only authentic 1880's Ghost Town at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park.

2) Feast and Enjoy Epic Battles at Medieval Times
The exciting two-hour jousting tournament at Medieval Times features knights, real weapons and horsemanship. Cheer on your favorite knight during a four-course meal fit for a king. Enjoy a utensils-free feast of garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, corn, potatoes, and pastry. Vegetarian and other specialty meals are also available.

3) Socialize with the Spooks at The Cauldron
The Cauldron Spirits & Brews is themed to look like a witches' tavern, this magical, mystical bar isn't just themed well, it has a great variety of themed drinks and food to choose from. We really suggest the 'Knotty Kid', a clever drink with its own magic trick. What starts out as boysenberry cotton candy ends up a liquid libation that's well, rather knotty!

4) Become an Honorary Pirate at Pirates Dinner Adventure
Enjoy an evening of swashbuckling swordplay, exciting intrigue and riotous fun on the "open seas." At Pirates Dinner Adventure, guests enjoy an interactive dinner show filled with astonishing displays of special effects, aerial artistry and death-defying stunts.

5) Visit Yelp’s #1 Restaurant in the Country, Porto’s Bakery & Cafe
Porto’s Bakery serves up delectable pastries, savory sandwiches, specialty beverages, and so much more. The family-owned business still uses many of the original recipes they brought with them from Cuba in 1963. With a rich Southern California history, Porto's Buena Park is the only Porto’s location in Orange County.


6) Embrace Buena Park's Roots in the Historic District
The Historic District includes the Whitaker-Jaynes House (Circa 1887) which also serves as local history museum, the Bacon House (Circa 1884), one of the oldest surviving structures in Orange County, and the Dreger Clock, built in the 1930s by Andrew Dreger Sr., whose family were pioneers to the early settlement of Buena Park.

7) Sing Your Heart Out at Beach Boulevard Club
Buena Park's newest hot spot is the Beach Boulevard Club, featuring dueling pianos, elegant cocktails and delicious bites. Step through the entrance of this classy cocktail lounge and get transported to the prohibition days of the 1920s. As you mix and mingle with your friends, enjoy the smooth soundtrack of the club’s talented pianists.

8) Enter Foodie Heaven at The Source OC
The Source OC is home to any and every Instagrammable food you can think of. From Korean hot dogs, to soufflé pancakes, and soft serve at every corner, this shopping center will be sure to leave your stomach happy and your social media feed immaculate.


9) Dive Down a Waterslide at Soak City
Soak City boasts 23 waterslides, a 750,000-gallon wave pool, and one of the world’s longest water park lazy rivers, Sunset River. The three-story Beach House features interactive fun in the form of 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other surprises.

10) Get Close to Nature at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park
Nestled at the foot of Coyote Hills, Ralph B. Clark Park offers over 104 acres of diverse activities. Visitors can explore the area's prehistoric past at the Ralph B Clark Interpretive Center, relax in one of the shaded picnic areas, explore the hiking and biking trails, go fishing in the stocked lake or play on the tennis, baseball and volleyball courts.

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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