Buena Park is situated with the metropolitan area of Los Angeles and in Orange County. Many tourists will visit the city for the California Welcome Centre or Knott’s Berry Farm but the city has more than just these two attractions to warrant spending time in the city. There are many attractions in Buena Park that will entertain all ages as well as inform. The city may not be a central hub of tourism in California but it does have a few world-class attractions that demand a visit, here is our pick of the best things to do in Buena Park:
1. Knott’s Berry Farm
Undoubtedly the most popular tourist attraction in the city of Buena Park, Knott’s Berry Farm is more than just a farm. It is an amusement park, opened in 1940, that covers a staggering area of 160 acres. Its large collection of rides and themed areas ensures that it is one of the most visited theme parks in North America (the 13th most visited to be precise). Knott’s also offer a seasonal water park full of wet and wild attractions along with a terrifying Halloween event by the name of Knott’s Halloween Haunt.
2. Ralph B Clark Regional Park
The Ralph B Regional Park is situated mainly in the city of Buena Park but also extends into West Coyote Hills. This urban park was opened originally as Los Coyotes Regional Park but the name was changed to honor a retiring park officer Ralph B Clark. The park offers visitors a fossil house, various sports fields and probably the best place to go fishing in the city with trout and catfish frequenting the park’s waters.
3. Brea Creek
Brea Creek is a tributary of Coyote Creek and is one of four. The Creek begins its journey in Brea Canyon and heads southwest before eventually crossing the Orange County-Riverside County border. Brea Creek is a great place to see natural Buena Park scenery whilst taking in some man-made constructions along the creek. Hiking is popular along the creek and there is also a popular golf course aptly named Brea Creek Golf Course.
4. Medieval Times
Medieval Times is a thoroughly different attraction. Sitting down to enjoy a four course meal without any utensils may seem strange enough but there is also the dinner entertainment to consider. During your feast, you will be entertained by jousting knights and falconry displays all of which create a truly convincing medieval atmosphere. The actors are great and seem to enjoy their work making the experience all the more immersive.
5. Jain Center of Southern California
The non-profit Jain Center aims to increase awareness and knowledge of the Jain Religion. As well as permanent exhibits that inform visitors about the religion, there are a number of lectures and presentations throughout the year, often hosted by Dignitaries from India. The aim of the organization is not only to teach about the religion but also to encourage more people to follow the religion.