Buena Park

Ride thrilling roller coasters at the theme park, make waves at the water park and imagine yourself in earlier times with a medieval show at the castle.

Buena Park is a small city packed with attractions. It is known as the “Center of the Southland,” referring to its central location in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Head to Knott’s Berry Farm theme park or watch a famous medieval show inside a replica castle. Several other attractions are located in the Beach Boulevard region of the city, including a pirate show and a water park. 

Explore the 160-acre (65-hectare) amusement park, Knott’s Berry Farm. The park, which contains about 40 rides, is one of the most visited theme parks in the United States. It takes its name from the berry farm that used to be located on the same site. 

Walk around the Ghost Town area to see demonstrations of old practices from the Midwest. Blacksmith, woodcarver and merchant stalls are on display, manned by artisans in period dress. Experience an exciting ride on the Western-themed Silver Bullet roller coaster or the Ghost Rider, one of the longest wooden roller coasters on the West Coast.

Enjoy the Mexican theme in Fiesta Village or try the park’s most thrilling rides at the Boardwalk. Take the kids to Camp Snoopy, based on the famous Peanuts character. Head to the sister park, Knott’s Soak City, a water park full of slides and pools.

Dine at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament show at Buena Park Castle. The building is a replica of an 11th-century castle. Watch games with simulated fighting and jousting by a cast of actors and horses. 

Take the family to the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, a show set on the replica of an 18th-century Spanish ship. Watch the performers engage in acrobatics and swordplay and cheer on your own pirate mascot.

Buena Park is a 30-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles. It is also accessible by bus and metro services. For even more theme park fun, go to Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, only a 10-minute drive away.

Accommodation in Buena Park

Secure a reservation for one of the 15 Buena Park hotels or other lodgings available through Expedia's comprehensive Buena Park hotels guide before you set out on your adventure.

If you're interested in finding a bed in the premier end of the spectrum, you'll be sure to find what you're looking for at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Anaheim Buena Park/Disney North, located at 7828 Orangethorpe Ave, or the Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Buena Park, at 7621 Beach Blvd. The Radisson Suites Buena Park, at 7762 Beach Blvd, and the Holiday Inn Buena Park and Conference Center, at 7000 Beach Blvd are two lower priced listings that may be worth investigating if you're after somewhere that's a bit lighter on the wallet.

The Knott's Berry Farm is an important attraction to visitors to Buena Park, and staying in the vicinity can be a great way to really make the most of it. The Residence Inn by Marriott La Mirada is situated just 3 miles (5 kilometers) away. Another convenient option is the HYATT house Cypress/Anaheim.

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