think of Southern California, more famously known as Orange County,
Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort and Buena Park’s Knott’s Berry Farm may come
to mind. However, there is so much more to see and do whether you are
interested in oceanfront parks, surfing, shopping or trying out some
thriller amusement park rides.
Fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park!
With dozens of rides, shows and attractions in four-themed areas, there
is something for every age. California’s first theme park offers a
little something for everyone whether you are fighting off the Queen
Kraken or taking a voyage to the Iron Reef on an interactive 4-D
adventure! The recently renovated Ghost Rider is the longest, fastest
wooden roller coaster on the West Coast. Don’t miss HangTime, the first
and only dive coaster in California, that towers 150 feet over the
Boardwalk area with a 96-degree vertical drop. Hint: Be sure to get your
Fast Lane passes to bypass long lines.
Adjacent to Knott’s Berry Farm is Knott’s Soak City Waterpark,
that features 13 acres of California beach-themed areas designed for
all ages. Thrill seekers will want to head to Banzai Falls’ six slides
or Old Man Falls’ three 63-foot high vertical chutes. For wave riders,
Tidal Wave Bay provides the ultimate endless summer, while the whole
family will love relaxing in one of the world’s longest lazy rivers.
Even kids have their own water wonderland at the Gremmie Lagoon and
three-story interactive Beach House.
If you want to make getting around easy, the Radisson Suites Hotel Anaheim-Buena Park is
for you. It is located within walking distance of Knott’s and minutes
from Disneyland. Not only do they have restaurants and the obvious
amenities, they have a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to local
Families who like dinner theater and want to step back in time may enjoy Pirates Dinner Adventure. It is a show with 18th century ship replica. Legends of the Loch Ness Monster is
performed all year and filled with action and romance alike. You will
even have a chance to dress up in your own pirate attire and take
pictures to savor the memories forever.
If you did not get enough after just one pirate adventure, there is more! Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament provides
an interactive dinner show with jousting, falconry and horsemanship
that includes a 4-course, utensil-free meal. The restaurants looks just
like an 11th century-style castle in Spain.
If your child likes to jump off the walls literally, Big Air Trampoline Park will
allow for never-ending fun. Whether you want to jump at zero-gravity
court, flip into tons of foam cubes on the launch pad, saddle up on the
big bull, battle buddies on galactic gladiators battle beam or test
climbing abilities on Martian Mountain, there is going to be an activity
that you cannot get enough of. For the wee little one, there is an area
with fun-sized versions of the most beloved attractions so everyone can
Voted Yelp’s “#1 Restaurant in the Country” for 2016, Porto’s Cuban Bakery & Café serves
up delectable pastries, savory sandwiches, specialty beverages and
their famous potato balls. The family-owned business still uses many of
the original recipes that they brought with them from Cuba in 1963. With
a rich Southern California history, Porto’s Buena Park is one of just
four locations and the only one in Orange County. Upon entering, it
feels like you are walking into a different world, not just a bakery.
The massive number of treats were not only scrumptious but phenomenally