California, the land of sun and sea where nestled just 5 miles from Disneyland you can find Buena Park. I had heard of Buena Park before but never knew what was there if anything. Little did I know that there is a ton of attractions and activities within reach! So we packed up our bags and headed out to spend a weekend in Buena Park and we couldn’t have made a better decision.
Our first stop in Buena Park was to drop our things and relax for a little while. While visiting Buena Park we stayed at the newly remodeled Holiday Inn. From the outside it looks like any other Holiday Inn but as soon as you walk in you get to witness the multi-million dollar remodel. From the new tile to the beautiful lighting, you get a gorgeous first look. We were promptly help at the front desk and given directions to our room. Once we entered our room we found a comfy set of double beds and gift bag full of goodies.
Big Air Trampoline Park
I have two very rambunctious boys who go stir crazy in hotel rooms so exploring attractions that allow them to burn their energy is a must. Big Air
has a trampoline sections where you can jump into foam pits, slam dunk basketballs, dodgeball areas, open jump area, and best of a all a toddler play area. That means my little man got to “jump” his little heart out too without being trampled by older kids in the open jump areas. All the areas had referees keeping watch for everyone’s safety which was fantastic.Huntington Beach
Just a few miles down the road from our hotel is Huntington Beach
. We threw on our swimsuits, packed the sand toys, and headed out. It only took about 20 minutes to get there with traffic and the beach was beautiful and not too crowded. Pirate's Dinner Adventure
If you’ve ever visited Medieval Times
then you know what its like to attend a dinner show. Now let’s change the scenery to a smaller, up close, water surrounded ship! Our food started as soon as you walked in the door with a variety of appetizers being served and a full bar to order drinks.
We had great seats in the second row and our oldest son as well as my husband was asked to volunteer multiple times. My oldest thought it was the coolest thing ever. The show was full of sword fights, humor, and gorgeous aerial silk dancing. Our pirate was interactive and really got our section into the show. I highly recommend checking Pirate's Dinner Adventure out!
Knott's Berry Farm
The free shuttle service from our hotel to Knott’s Berry Farm
was a huge advantage that we were ready to take on! My oldest wanted to get on the water rides first so we went on the Timber Mountain Log Ride and got soaked then it turned into a frenzy of excitement as to what to ride next. Since my youngest is almost 2, we made sure to check out Camp Snoopy which was perfect for toddlers! They had a ton of little rides that were just his size and he couldn’t get enough of them. The semi truck “roller coaster” was hands down his favorite. We ran around from ride to ride for 9 hours! Yes, 9 whole hours and still didn’t get to fit in every ride.
John's Incredible Pizza
The all-you-can-eat buffet had salads, pizza, pasta, fried chicken, tacos, soups, and more! They even had a bar, soda fountains, coffee and ICEE machines so everyone could drink whatever they pleased. Then once you feel like you’re going to burst, you have to check out the dessert bar filled to please any sweet tooth.
After eating more than we care to admit, we headed over to the game section to have some fun. The best part is that it only costs about 2-3 digital coins a game which lasted all 4 of us about 2 hours of play.
John's Incredible Pizza
is a must-do when coming to Buena Park.