Buena Park, California


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

159 Votes - "Most Fun"
5 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"


Buena Park boasts all kinds of fun in a vacation destination perfect for every age. From theme parks and attractions to interactive dinner theater and shopping, everyone can have fun in this small town. With close proximity to both Disneyland and Orange County Beaches, its even perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway.

America’s first theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm features roller coasters, family and children’s rides, entertainment and water and thrill rides. Visit Soak City Water Park after hitting all the attractions and make room for traveling and ongoing shows. The park offers snacks and shopping as well.

For local entertainment, try Medieval Times or Pirates Dinner Adventure for food and a family-friendly show. Also choose from parks, golf course, shopping and art in the area. Knott’s Independence Hall and the Buena Park Historical Society provide history while Buena Park Downtown and Knott’s Marketplace offer shopping and dining.

The community puts on a number of events throughout the year including parades, concerts and classes at the community center. Attend the free summer concert series, watch a civic theatre performance, or browse Saturday farmers markets at the downtown mall. See what else locals and tourists love about Buena Park in its reviews.

Being the birthplace of the 1st American Theme Park (Knott's Berry Farm) with many exciting attractions like Windseeker, Soak City, Calico Ghost Mine, Sad Eyed Joe, etc., I rate Buena Park as a city having the Most Fun. But that's not all; it's got also fine restaurants like Medieval Times, Pirates Adventure where you are being entertained while enjoying your favorite meal and, not to forger the world famous Cordelia Knott chicken, I'd say Buena Park also qualifies as a City which is Best For Food.
Reviewed by roger6643
on April 12, 2012
Knott's, Soak City, Medieval Times, Pirate's Dinner Adventure, Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner, Adventure City, shopping...you can spend several days there!
Reviewed by phannes
on April 11, 2012
Knott's Berry/Scary/Merry Farm, Soak City, the Marketplace and Mall, Pirate's Dinner and Medieval Times- tons of stuff to do and really convenient.
Reviewed by KatieBrand14
on April 11, 2012
Buena Park has a bit of everything to offer all the ages - theme parks (Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City); Entertainment & Dinner - (Medieval Times & Pirates Dinner and Show); Accommodation (Lots of Hotel choice for all the budgets); Beaches (Short drive to enjoy most of the Southern California beaches) and a center point for all the OC Business Activity.
Reviewed by ramjee
on April 11, 2012
Great little town, great location, great theme park and close to Anaheim!
Reviewed by lulu66lulu
on April 11, 2012
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