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Your Travel Guide to a Buena Park Vacation

Buena Park, a vibrant hub of fun in Southern California, is your go-to destination for sunny days and non-stop excitement. Known as SoCal’s Fun City, this fun small town caters to every visitor, whether you're seeking the thrill of a 63-foot high water slide or prefer to relax by the pool with a refreshing beverage. Your family will make amazing memories while encountering a diverse food scene with Instagram-worthy theme park treats to all-you-can-eat beef bulgogi and kimchi. Get a sneak peek of all there is to do in Buena Park and be sure to visit our Deals page to make the most of your budget!
Knight on horseback at Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA

Must Do’s in SoCal’s Fun City
California’s First Theme Park, Knott's Berry Farm, boasts heart-pounding rides that will leave you screaming for more! Brace yourself for the ultimate adrenaline rush on GhostRider, a wooden roller coaster known for its lightning-fast drops and hairpin turns. Experience the exhilaration of flight on Silver Bullet as you soar through loops and corkscrews high above the park. When you're ready to cool off, head to Knott's Soak City, the ultimate water park experience. Race your friends down Banzai Falls, a six-lane racing slide, or take the plunge on Old Man Falls, a thrilling 63-foot drop slide. For a more relaxing time, float down the Sunset River and take in the beautiful scenery of the park.

Step back in time at Medieval Times, where you'll be transported to a medieval castle, complete with knights, jousting tournaments, and a feast fit for a king. Cheer for your knight as they compete in thrilling games of skill and bravery, and enjoy a four-course meal served in true medieval fashion. If swashbuckling adventure is more your style, set sail for Pirates Dinner Adventure, where you'll join a crew of pirates on a quest for treasure. Watch as the action unfolds around you on an authentic replica of an 18th-century Spanish galleon, complete with sword fights and acrobatics.

At Big Air Buena Park, kids can enjoy a range of thrilling attractions designed just for them, including fun-sized versions of popular attractions in Li'l Air™, the exciting Zero-Gravity Court, and Martian Mountain™. John’s Incredible Pizza Company offers an irresistible combination of an all-you-can-eat menu, amusement rides, and video and ticket-dispensing games, creating an experience that delights both the young and the young at heart. The Ralph B. Clark Interpretive Center is a great place to visit for those seeking a glimpse into the natural history and wildlife of the region through engaging exhibits and educational programs.
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits, corn, and salad at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant in Buena Park, CA

When the sun goes down, head to Beach Boulevard Club, immerse yourself in the elegance of a 1920s-style cocktail lounge with a thrilling dueling piano show. Rock & Brews offers a rockin' experience with over 60 craft beers and outdoor patio dining under the stars, perfect for a game of cornhole with friends. Step into The Cauldron's enchanting world, where a 17th-century witch-themed bar awaits, serving up modern French cuisine amidst hauntingly beautiful decor.

Indulge in Diverse Foods
Discover the vibrant culinary scene of Buena Park, where a diverse array of eateries awaits your taste buds. Start your day at Porto's Bakery & Cafe, a local favorite offering pastries, savory sandwiches, and their renowned potato balls. Since 1934, Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant has been a beloved dining institution, delighting guests with Cordelia Knott's famous fried chicken, homemade biscuits, and boysenberry pies. For a taste of authentic ramen, head to Ramen & Tsukemen TAO, recognized with a prestigious MICHELIN Guide distinction for its meticulous preparation and flavorful tsukemen dipping noodles. Experience a twist on Argentine Steakhouse classics at Gaucho Grill, featuring a tomahawk steak for the table, a variety of empanadas, and expertly crafted cocktails. La Huasteca draws inspiration from the region of Southern Mexico, offering an authentic culinary experience with a modern twist on traditional dishes such as molcajete, aguachiles, and chicken tinga.

Venture into Buena Park’s Koreatown, a culinary paradise offering everything from unique pizzas to traditional Korean BBQ. Begin your culinary adventure at Smoking Tiger Coffee and Bread with their famous cream cheese garlic bread – but be sure to arrive early before it sells out for the day. For lunch, delight in Koreatown Pizza Co.'s over-the-top pizzas topped with Eastern-inspired flavors like bulgogi and sweet potato. You can also indulge in a traditional han-jeongsik meal at Kyung Bok Kung or savor premium cuts of wagyu at Gangnam Station or Arisu Korean BBQ. While you’re in the neighborhood, don’t miss The Source OC, a vibrant three-story entertainment and dining destination where you can try Instagram-worthy dishes like Basilur Tea's iconic soufflé pancakes or Myungrang’s cheese pull-worthy Korean hot dogs.

Macaron ice cream sandwich from Sweet Box in Buena Park, CA

Sweeten Your Stay
Begin your sweet adventure with Honeymee's True Milk Sundae, showcasing locally-sourced honey and a honeycomb chip, nestled in a delightfully unexpected spot. Craving a cool Korean-style treat? Head to Okbingsul for the Watermelon Okbingsul, crowned with luscious sweet condensed milk and ripe fruit. Portillo’s elevates indulgence with their renowned chocolate cake shake. And for a truly delightful experience, savor Sweet Box's ice cream macaron sandwich or Knott’s Berry Farm's boysenberry cookiewich.

Nearby Attractions
During your stay in Buena Park, you'll discover an array of nearby attractions waiting to be explored. Just 5 miles away, Disneyland offers a magical escape with immersive rides, enchanting shows, and meet-and-greets with beloved Disney characters. If you're craving some sun and surf, Huntington Beach is only 15 miles away, offering a pristine coastline and vibrant beach culture. For a blend of education and entertainment, Discovery Cube features interactive exhibits and hands-on activities that are both fun and enlightening. Shopaholics will find paradise at the Outlets of Orange, where designer brands and great deals await. Animal lovers shouldn't miss the Aquarium of the Pacific, home to a diverse array of marine life and fascinating exhibits.

After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park, many of which offer free shuttles to local attractions including Disneyland, complimentary breakfast, and a prime location near the top attractions. Experience ultimate relaxation and savings with our ticket deals, catering to every budget.

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