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Top Things To Do Near Anaheim

Red and black night jousting at Medieval Times in Buena Park

Explore Buena Park

If you are planning a trip to Disneyland®, you’re probably wondering what other things to do in Anaheim. The answer lies just 5 miles north, where you’ll find more adventures in the lively town of Buena Park. Known as the Entertainment Capital of Southern California, Buena Park is home to major attractions like Knott's Berry Farm, Soak City waterpark, Pirate's Dinner Adventure, Medieval Times, Olympic Golf, Big Air Buena Park and much more. Whether you’ve got an afternoon or a weekend, here’s a quick guide to where to eat, play and stay.

Getting Here

A 15-minute drive from Anaheim, Buena Park is the ideal add-on to your Disneyland® adventure. Just head north on Interstate 5 until you reach CA-91 West. Take CA-91W to Beach Boulevard (exit 23B) and follow the signs into Buena Park. You can also take the Metrolink from Anaheim to Buena Park, which runs hourly in the AM Monday-Friday. Get more information on how to get to Buena Park.

Hangtime Rollercoaster Knott's Berry Farm

Things to Do Near Anaheim in Buena Park

Named one of the Most Fun Small Towns in America, Buena Park offers world-renowned theme parks, amazing shows, award-winning food and a big dose of history and culture.

Knott’s Berry Farm is 160 acres of thrilling rides and attractions. Get your adrenaline pumping on first-class roller coasters, hang with Snoopy and the beloved PEANUTS gang, test your cowboy skills in Ghost Town, or simply enjoy a Boysenberry treat in the berry’s birthplace.

Next door, soak up the fun at Knott’s Soak City. Orange County’s largest water park with 23 slides, the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool, the Sunset Lazy River, and the three-story Beach House, featuring 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other interactive surprises.

Don’t forget to leave some time to explore the Historic District with its brick-by-brick replica of the original Independence Hall and to visit The Source OC, where you can shop, play and dine to your heart’s content.

Pirates Dinner Adventure Buena Park

Where to Eat

Speaking of dining, make dinner an unforgettable experience at any of these interactive dinner shows. Cheer on the knights at Medieval Times, or head on a High Seas adventure at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure.

For some literal icing on the cake, stop in at Porto’s Bakery & Café, where you will find mouth-watering pastries and gourmet Cuban coffee. This delectable café was voted #1 on Yelp!

Check out all the award-winning dining options in Buena Park: CLICK HERE

Stay The Weekend

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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