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10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Buena Park

Whether you're looking for a dinner that comes with entertainment or you are looking for a reason to get dressed to the nines, Buena Park has you covered. Leave the planning to us this Valentine's Day and show your sweetheart that you care with a night on the town. We'll even let you take credit for the brilliant idea!

1. Thrills + Down Home Cooking at Knott's Berry Farm and Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner
Thrillseekers, this is a fun option for you! Stroll arm-in-arm through the Old West Ghost Town and make your way to HangTime or Silver Bullet where you'll be clutching your sweetheart's hand just to make it through the ride. After you've had your fill of adventure, head to Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner located just outside the park entrance. Here you can order up the best fried chicken in town and a slice of boysenberry pie that's perfect for sharing.

2. Dinner + a Show at Medieval Times and Pirates Dinner Adventure
Whether you are looking for jousting and falconry or the swashbuckling adventures of a gang of pirates, Buena Park really delivers in the dinner show department. Both of these highly entertaining options make for an ideal date destination as you get your entertainment served with dinner. Snag a commemorative picture of the night as it won't be one you'll soon forget!

3. Impress Your Date with Your Korean BBQ Cooking Skills at Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong, Gangham House, or Arisu KBBQ
Buena Park is a top spot for Korean BBQ and you'll find that this is a fun option to try this Valentine's Day. The interactive cooking experience means that you'll get to know your date's likes and dislikes right off the bat. Cook up your premium meats just the way your partner likes them and you are sure to impress.

4. Only the Best: Steak & Wine at Gaucho Grill and Il Fiora
If you are really looking to impress this Valentine's Day, these two spots are guaranteed to fit the bill. Top-notch steaks paired with the best wines make this splurge-worthy option a fun choice this year.

5. Affordable Eats at SUP Noodle Bar and Uncle Fung Borneo Eatery
The most important thing about a night out with your sweetheart is spending time together and these two spots fit the bill perfectly. You won't have to break the bank with this night on the town and your date will be impressed when you order the shaken house fries or chicken satay to share.

6. Healthy Dining + Fresh Eats at Aburi Sushi and Golden Rose
Eating out doesn't have to take you out of your calorie comfort zone. When you choose Aburi Sushi for date night, you can expect the freshest seafood and unique flavors like the Buena Park roll (a delicious combination of seared albacore, asparagus, avocado, and shrimp tempura). Another spot with fresh and flavorful options that are perfect for sharing is Golden Rose. Go for the baba ghannouj and the tabbouleh to start, and get the lamb chops if you really want to impress.

7. Grab Dessert at Porto’s Bakery & Cafe or Don Melt
Dessert really is the most important meal of the day (on Valentine's Day at least) and these Buena Park spots know how to how to do it right. The pastry case at Porto's is full of sweet treats like chocolate hazelenut besito cookies and fresh fruit tartlets. Don Melt is another fun dessert option and their croffle, a cross betweeen a croissant and a waffle, is an excellent size for sharing with your sweetie.

8. Grab Cocktails or Spirits at The Cauldron or Rock & Brews
Enjoy some drinks and conversation at one of these spots that know how to do it right. The Cauldron really shines in the craft cocktail department with favorites being the pineapple-forward French margarita and the Knotty Kid that's topped with a flourish of boysenberry cotton candy. Another more casual option is Rock & Brews where you can find an extensive list of craft brews along with "rocktails" like the Ginny Hendrix Martini.

9. Pick Up and Picnic – Portillo’s, Tacos La Calle, or Atoyubu
Since the weather is on your side this Valentine's Day, why not make it a picnic date by grabbing to-go eats from Portillo's, Tacos La Calle, or Atoyubu. You can enjoy your favorite eats under the shade of the trees in Ralph B. Clark Regional Park for a low-key date that anyone will love.

10. Dueling Pianos Make the Perfect Night at the Beach Boulevard Club
If you really want to make it a night to remember, check out this new hot spot in Buena Park. The Beach Boulevard Club has everything you'll love: live entertainment featuring dueling pianos, small bites for sharing, and craft cocktails. Join in the sing-alongs and request your sweetie's favorite tune to score some extra points this Valentine's Day.

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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