Buena Park, CA

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Knott\'s Berry Farm featuring rides and railway items
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.

Where to stay in Buena Park

Buena Park Grand Hotel & Suites
Buena Park Grand Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
7762 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA, 90620
The price is $90 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Buena Park. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 10 beach bars. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
2.5/5 (462 reviews)
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"If the hotel had better maintenance it would be great cause it has a lot of potential, we asked for a maintenance never showed up because they are too busy taking care of other issues before us; we had to move rooms there was no air, then we decided to go in the pool but it was not clean so there ..."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Buena Park Grand Hotel & Suites
Good Nite Inn Buena Park
Good Nite Inn Buena Park
2 out of 5
7032 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA, 90621
The price is $93 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Buena Park. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,547 reviews)
Great stay
"Friendly staff and clean room. Will definitely come back again!"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Good Nite Inn Buena Park
Knott's Berry Farm Hotel
Knott's Berry Farm Hotel
3.5 out of 5
7675 Crescent Ave, Buena Park, CA, 90620
The price is $119 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Buena Park. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Clean and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Knott's Berry Farm Hotel
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Sonesta ES Suites Anaheim Resort Area
Sonesta ES Suites Anaheim Resort Area
3 out of 5
1855 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92802
The price is $143 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Anaheim. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,656 reviews)
"Great weather. Great room. Great amenities. Great staff. Great location."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Anaheim Resort Area
Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
3 out of 5
1700 S Clementine St, Anaheim, CA, 92802
The price is $209 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly aparthotel in Anaheim. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,972 reviews)
"Very roomy apt for my whole family to 😊 enjoy! Will definitely come and stay again."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA, 90503
The price is $179 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Torrance. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,533 reviews)
"Comfortable stay. Has everything you need. Breakfast gets a bit monotonous but still good value."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
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