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Buena Park – A Star Attraction in The OC

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Two-Day Itinerary

Day One

Buena Park, located 12 miles northwest of downtown Santa Ana, is home to one of California’s most historic welcome centers. The Stage Stop Hotel was built in 1890, and today it is known as the home of the official Welcome Center Orange County. Located at 6601 Beach Blvd, you can get directions, brochures, maps, information about restaurants, local attractions, parking tips and more. The center is easily found just off the 5 and 91 freeways, and is open at 9am seven days a week.

Knott's Berry Farm Next, head on over to spend your day in Orange County at Knott's Berry Farm, where an all-day adventure awaits with something for everyone! Thrill-seekers can brave some of the wildest coasters on the West Coast, take in some family-friendly live entertainment, and experience the latest amusement park technology with the Voyage to the Iron Reef, a brand new 4-D ride.

Knott’s Berry Farm even has something for the shopper in your group, send them straight to one of the many on-site shopping villages.

Ready to add some food to your fun adventure? Knott’s Berry Farm offers special all-day-dining deals as well as several dining locations throughout the park.

If you're still up for more fun, take your family or group to a live show. Show times are listed online, and several shows are available throughout the day.

Retire to the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel to rest up and prep for Day Two in Buena Park!

Day Two

Each year, Knott’s Berry Farm adds a special theme or experience to the park. Check out what’s new this year, and head on down for some morning fun.

Buena Park Downtown Late Morning/Afternoon
You don't have to look far to cool off in the summer, Knott's Soak City Water Park is located across from the theme park and offers 16 speed, tube and body slides. Cabana Rentals are available to accommodate up to 14 guests at a time, giving your group a place to rest and relax in between soaks and splashes in the water park. Soak City has several dining locations within the park for your convenience.

It’s time to explore Buena Park Downtown, a shopping, dining and entertainment destination that includes restaurants, a movie metroplex, and more. provides a list of sightseeing tours and excursions if you like to keep moving until the sun goes down.

If you’re saying goodbye to Buena Park and would like to head back to the ocean before you leave Orange County, The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, is located just 15 miles south. Stay on Beach Blvd for approximately 14 miles, then turn right onto CA-1. The Resort is located at 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA.