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Like neighboring Anaheim, Buena Park is a California city defined by its iconic amusement park. But in this case—as they're quite keen to stress here—BP's groundbreaking Knott's Berry Farm got there first. Opening its first attraction in 1952, 3 years before Disneyland, this 160-acre site is dedicated to the joys of thrill-riding and roller-coasting, today attracting nearly 4 million visitors a year. And Buena Park can also count on spectacular dinner shows, a history park, and a championship golf course to keep the crowds coming.

Hotels in Buena Park

While there are plenty of motels and inns in the north of the city, accommodation in Buena Park is dominated by the numerous family hotels serving the delights of Knott's Berry Farm. These are found mainly along the stretch of Beach Boulevard leading up to the amusement park. The Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Buena Park is a well-liked for its good-sized rooms, restaurant, and great location. The outstanding service found at the nearby Fairfield Inn & Suites Anaheim Buena Park is praised in Buena Park hotel reviews, while the Besthost Inn shines for its excellent value for money and hard-to-beat location, opposite Knott's Berry Farm.

Things to see in Buena Park

Knott's Berry Farm is why visitors beat a path to Buena Park, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. Among its 40-plus rides are a 252-foot-high roller coaster, one of the world's first log rides, and the classic Calico Mine Ride. But this historic amusement park has gentler charms too, like the Peanuts-themed Camp Snoopy and the fascinating living history of Walter Knott's Ghost Town. Knott's Soak City offers the same thrills, but this time with a whole lot more spill, thanks to its wave pool, lazy river, and water slides. Buena Park also entertains with another attraction, its Medieval Times dinner show spectacular. Expect the crash of jousting, the clash of swords, and a banquet fit for a king in this replica 11th-century castle. And for a spot of real local history, try the Beach Boulevard historic park, which includes a stagecoach hotel and ranch house from the 19th century.

Good for Families

With rides and attractions to suit kids from the littlest tot to the youngest-at-heart senior, Buena Park is a destination that has family-friendly written all over it. Most of the hotels in Buena Park have been developed with young families in mind, making the area around Knott's Berry Farm perfect for those with kids. As well as the daytime excitement of its amusement parks, there are entertaining restaurants that carry on the fun into the evenings. And Buena Park also makes a great base for exploring LA, from the sun and surf of Huntington Beach to even more amusement park magic at neighboring Disneyland Anaheim.

How to get to Buena Park

For those living in California, Buena Park is within easy driving distance of most places in the state. From downtown LA it only takes half an hour; while from San Diego expect your travel to Buena Park to take 90 minutes. Even out-of-state Las Vegas is less than 4 hours away down I-15. For those flying in, John Wayne Airport is the closest to Buena Park's attractions. Just head onto CA-55 N and then take I-5 N to Buena Park, switching to the CA-91 for the last stretch to your Buena Park hotel.