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SoCal’s Fun City Honors Military with Exclusive Deals

The City of Buena Park honors the brave men and women who have served in our nation’s military with exclusive deals during November and December. Discounted rates, free parking, no resort fees, and ease of access to local attractions are just some of the perks to staying in SoCal’s Fun City. Here’s an itinerary filled with top attractions, restaurants, and hotels for a 3-day trip that can be planned around Veteran’s Day or through the end of the year – the choice is yours. To check out a full list of U.S. Military deals, visit:
Knights at Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA

Day 1

Once you’ve arrived, drop your bags off at one of Buena Park’s many comfortable hotels. Courtyard Marriott, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hampton Inn, and Fairfield Inn offer “suite” deals of discounted rates for U.S. Military. Motel 6, Surestay Hotel, Days Inn, and Howard Johnson offer a specified discount off the daily rate. Use code “MILVET” to access the exclusive military rate at the Knott’s Hotel. Visit our hotels page to see full details on Buena Park accommodations.

After getting settled, revel in dinner and a show by visiting Medieval Times, an immersive dining experience filled with brave nights on horseback and epic swordfights. Tickets purchased at participating military bases include a free Royalty upgrade, which includes priority access, VIP seating, and other freebies. Booking online also gains you access to discounted tickets – it’s as simple as providing an active U.S. Military ID. If you’re a fan of the open seas, attend Pirates Dinner Adventure, another interactive dinner show with special effects, aerial artistry, and death-defying stunts. Pirates offers discounts on adult and child tickets with code “MILITARY,” and an active U.S. Military ID. Sports fanatics can grab a nightcap at Olympic Golf Zone, where you can get a round of drinks and play 18 holes of digital golf or hit one out of the park in the interactive batting cages. With active ID, U.S. Military will receive 10% off food.
Silver Bullet at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA

Day 2

To start your day, grab a proper breakfast at Paul's Place or IHOP. Hot cakes, eggs any style, bacon, sausage, French toast, and more can be enjoyed at a discounted rate. U.S. Military with active ID receive 10% off at both breakfast locations.

After you’ve loaded up on carbs, it’s time to burn them off by walking through the gates of California’s First Theme Park, Knott’s Berry Farm. With 160 acres of themed areas, coasters, kid-friendly attractions, and restaurants, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. On select days throughout November and December, Knott’s offers discounted tickets at a rate of $19.99 each for all active and veteran U.S. Military, and up to 5 additional guests. Before heading off property, be sure to visit Knott’s Independence Hall, an exact brick-by-brick replica of the original in Philadelphia. Admission to this facility is free and open from 10am to 4pm daily, except Christmas.

After a day of thrills, relax with a warm bowl of soup from SUP Noodle Bar. Try their light and flavorful pho, Lomo Saltado with premium cuts of filet mignon, or their shaken fries topped with cheese, onions, short rib, and their signature sauce. This local favorite offers 15% off food and beverage for active U.S. Military and veterans. Claim Jumper and Denny’s also offer 10% off to active U.S. Military.

Kids at Big Air Trampoline in Buena Park, CA

Day 3

After resting your feet from a long park day, start the morning with breakfast at Black Bear Diner. Comfort foods like thick cut bacon, sweet cream pancakes, steak and eggs, cinnamon roll French toast, and so much more are waiting for you to order them. With an active U.S. Military ID, a 10% discount is offered off any meal.

Afterwards, hop on over to Downtown Buena Park and visit Big Air Buena Park. Here you can defy gravity, jump off the walls, test your climbing skills, flip into foam cubes, and so much more. Active U.S. Military are offered 10% off their first hour of jumping. For little ones, pay a visit to Discovery Cube OC in Orange, which offers more than 100 hands-on exhibits to explore. Feel the power of a rocket launch, try and score against a hockey goalie, explore a two-story dinosaur, or experience one of their rotating exhibits. Active U.S. Military receive 10% off on up to 4 tickets.
If you’re looking for a slower paced day, head to Heroes Hall at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, a free museum that celebrates veterans in the area through curated exhibits, performances, and educational programs. Another great option is to visit Orange County’s largest museum, Bower’s, which celebrates the various cultures that call Southern California home, where veterans can enter for free on Veteran’s Day.

On your way back to Buena Park, don’t forget to stop for some grub. Rock & Brews offers classic American comfort food in a Rock & Roll setting. You’ll find a lineup of delicious pub eats, including signature wings and over 60 craft beers. A 10% active U.S. Military discount is offered year round at this rockin' restaurant and veterans eat for free off a select menu on Veteran's Day. If the kids still need to get some energy out, visit John’s Incredible Pizza, an entertainment center with amusement rides, video and ticket-dispensing games, as well as a buffet. Active U.S. Military and their families get 10% off admission with access to the all-you-can-eat food and beverage offerings.
Mickey and friends at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA

Day 4

If you've woken up in Buena Park on Veteran’s Day morning, visit Porto’s Bakery & Café, named Best of the Southland by the L.A. Times. A complimentary box of pastries is offered to active and veteran U.S. Military on Veteran’s Day. Another great breakfast option is Paul’s Place, a local diner with all the American classics. Active U.S. Military receive 10% off their food.

After breakfast, venture out of Buena Park one last time and visit the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, just 5 miles away. Park hopper tickets are available at a discounted rate. If your visit happens to fall on November 10, 2023, the Anaheim Ducks are hosting a Military Appreciation Night where special U.S. Military recognitions will be made.
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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