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California Dreaming: Vacation In Orange Country

“California Dreaming” is one of our favorite songs and so it was that my husband Mike and I were doing just that. We spent three relaxing but fun-packed days in Orange County, California.

Knott's Berry Farm
We let our inner child out as we experienced Knott’s Berry Farm with five themed areas in Buena Park. The theme park had a lot more to offer than what I remembered from the ’50’s – you do not need to have a youngster with you to enjoy the beautiful laid-out park that was not crowded near the end of August.

Voyage to the Iron Reef, a 4D ride enchanted us the most. Wearing the three-dimensional glasses we saw all kinds of creatures coming toward us as the ride went through caves and caverns. We shot at them with special guns to get points, which were displayed at the end. Mike scored the best of the day.
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Pirate's Dinner Adventure
Across the street from Knott's is Pirates Dinner Adventure where the audience is transported into a theater of the high seas with acrobatic pirates and a princess and her handmaidens. Young children are delighted and are invited to participate.

Rock & Brews
Our fave dining experience was at Rock & Brews, also in Buena Park. Rock stars throughout the ages perform on super-sized flat screens all around the lively restaurant. There is an eclectic menu of high-level food with a California twist. Oak grilled artichokes and fire-grilled wings on the appetizer list filled our bellies. But we managed to eat our main course of Tri Tip Taco Lettuce Wraps, which included avocado, roasted corn and tomatillo salsas.

Huntington Beach
As evening fell, there was time for a romantic oceanside bonfire s’mores experience in Huntington Beach operated by Waterfront Adventures. A set up of chairs and a fire pit and table with marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate and drinks were already in place.Now we’re back in Houston and California dreaming once again.

Named one of the Most Fun Small Towns in America, Buena Park is home to world famous attractions like Knott’s Berry Farm, Soak City waterpark, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure,Medieval Times, Teatro Martini, Olympic Golf,Big Air Trampoline Park and more. For discounted Buena Park and nearby attraction tickets, CLICK HERE. After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. And save big with no resort or parking fees and lower hotel tax than neighboring cities! Most hotels are located within walking distance to all major attractions and most hotel even offer free shuttle service. CLICK HERE to check out ‘suite’ hotel deals. To start planning your Southern California vacation today order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide HERE.

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