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Frugal Family-Friendly Memorial Weekend

Memorial Day is just around the corner and SoCal’s Fun City of Buena Park is the perfect getaway for your long weekend. From thrilling coasters and lazy rivers to scallywag pirates, daring knights, and diverse food, there’s always a new adventure in store at a great price.
HangTime at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA

Theme Parks & Playtime
Visit California’s First Theme Park, Knott’s Berry Farm and decide whether to launch from HangTime, California’s first dive coaster, or drop over 200 feet in 3 seconds flat on Supreme Scream. Little ones can enjoy pint-sized coasters and attractions in Camp Snoopy, as well as meet the main pup himself – Snoopy and the PEANUTS Gang. From late May to early September, cool off at Knott’s Soak City! The 15-acre water park has 23 water slides, a 750,000 wave pool, 1/3 mile lazy river, and 3-story Beach House complete with 200 interactive water guns and nozzles. Don’t forget to bring your discounted tickets with you.

Experience the thrill of zero gravity at Big Air Buena Park, where you can bounce off the walls on trampoline dodge ball courts, ninja-warrior courses, launch pads, and so much more. Those with toddlers might prefer to spent an afternoon at PlayPie, an interactive playground complete with digital aquarium and sand art tables, a fully stocked library, games, and slides.

A hike on one of Ralph B. Clark Regional Park’s three trailheads is another great way to bond with the family during your stay. Hiking difficulty ranges from easy to moderate, with the Castlewood Trail, Westridge Chevron Hills Trail, and the Ralph B. Clark Perimeter Trail. If the virtual world is more your speed, visit Olympic Golf Zone where the group can experience digital golf and batting cages in the comfort of an air conditioned venue.

Knight at Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA

Unique Dining Experiences
Travel back in time at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, a two-hour dinner show that consists of daring swordplay, royal falconry, and stunning horsemanship. You can also come face-to-face with Captain Sebastian’s crew at Pirates Dinner Adventure where you will embark on a swashbuckling adventure. The interactive dinner show is filled with jaw dropping stunts, mystical special effects, and stunning aerial artistry. Always check out our deals page for the latest discounts and special offers on both of these iconic shows.

John’s Incredible Pizza offers an all-you-can-eat menu and ticket-dispensing games that are a match made in heaven. It’s the perfect place to squeeze in a few more amusement rides into your day and test your taste buds with their famous peanut butter pizza. John’s always has incredible offers, so keep your eye on our deals page. The Source OC is the largest food hub in Orange County with Old Ferry Donut, M Korean BBQ, Overflo., Yoshiharu Ramen, and many others. You’ll have a hard time picking just one, so you just might have to try a little bit of everything.

Lobby at Knott's Hotel in Buena Park, CA

Let the little ones roam at the splash pad at the newly renovated Knott’s Hotel, which offers packages to maximize your travel budget. The hotel is also just steps away from the entrance to the park so you can hop out of bed and get right to the fun. Guests of the DoubleTree by Hilton can also use the hotel’s free shuttle first thing in the morning to visit Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Soak City, or nearby Disneyland after enjoying the on-site restaurant, Ventanas. If you book your stay at the Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, or Buena Park Hotel you can start your day off with free breakfast at your hotel before taking off on your fun-filled day in the city. Stay at the Good Nite Inn for complimentary tea and coffee in the lobby every morning before heading just down the road to the entertainment corridor. Be sure to check out all of Buena Park's comfortable and affordable accommodations!

After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. 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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