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Buena Park - Orange County

Welcome to Buena Park!

 

A finalist in USA Today's "Most Fun Small Town In America" contest, Buena Park is not only known for it's premier location in Orange County but for its world famous entertainment - including the nation's first theme park, Knott's Berry Farm®.  With over 165 rides, shows and attractions, Knott's Berry farm is the place to go for family fun!  "Halloween Haunt" in the fall is the world's most attended Halloween attraction.  And be sure to visit "Knott's Merry Farm" for the holidays.

A separately gated water adventure park immediately adjacent to Knott's Berry Farm, Knott's Soak City Water Park offers 13 California beach-themed acres designed for thrill seekers of all ages.

Pirate's Dinner Adventure is acclaimed as "the world's most interactive dinner show." Guests are entertained with an astonishing display of special effects, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels. 

Opened in June 1986, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament brings history to life with a two-hour medieval tournament and four-course feast. The 70,000 square foot European-style castle is located on seven acres in the heart of Buena Park's Entertainment Zone. Offering shows 365 days a year.

In addition to the world-class attractions that Buena Park, California has to offer, there's plenty of SoCal shopping to indulge in.  Get lost in Buena Park's arts & culture activities, schedule a round of golf, or visit one of the local parks. 


Buena Park Visitor Information

After a long day of excitement, rest in one of America's most trusted hotels. With more than 1800 guest rooms to choose from, you're sure to find accommodations that fit your needs and budget. From meetings to family fun vacations, our hotels offer numerous amenities, comfort and quality. Most of the hotels are located within walking distance to all major attractions and even offer free shuttle service.

Buena Park offers a wide variety of restaurants and dining attractions that sets us apart from other destinations. Whether guests are looking for an exciting night out or a family friendly experience, Buena Park caters to everyone's appetite. Feast like a king, dine on famous fried chicken, sample peanut butter pizza or explore international flavors. Check out our local favorites section that gives you the inside scoop on all the best places to eat in Buena Park!

Check out Buena Park's suggested itineraries, the calendar of events, special offers  and maps and transportation information.  Located in the heart of Orange County, Buena Park is close to all Orange County attractions, dining, shopping, beaches, entertainment - giving visitors the ‘OC experience.'  The city is conveniently positioned right off the I-5 and 91 freeways, making it easy to get to Los Angeles (45 minute drive), San Diego (90 minute drive) and Las Vegas (four hour drive).

Buena Parks hotels, attractions, and restaurants are all within walking distance of each other. Most hotels also operate complimentary shuttles to all local attractions, Disneyland Park, and Buena Park Downtown. Scheduled sightseeing tour buses serve many other tourism attractions in Southern California such as Hollywood, Universal Studios, and San Diego. Those wishing to rent a car will be able to do so with ease, as Budget Rent a Car, Enterprise, and Hertz all have locations in Buena Park. Buena Park is also served by Metrolink, a commuter train system that links several Orange County cities with Union Station in Los Angeles.

The City of Buena Park also offers a California Welcome Center.  California Welcome Centers are California's Official State Visitor Centers offering valuable information and services for today's traveler.  Out-of-towners or locals looking for free information on southland attractions, eating establishments, and hospitality choices now have everything they need in one place.  Open 7 days a week; 9am-5pm.

Whether you're traveling for business, pleasure or a mixture of both, Visit Buena Park is here to help. The traveler's guide includes details on the planning process with tips on transportation, weather forecasts, maps and local special events. With so much fun in and around Buena Park you won't want to waste a second. So make the most of your vacation and start planning today!