Hotel at a Glance: Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel
Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel is chock-full of kid-friendly fun. The hotel’s Snoopy-themed wing boasts artwork and plush toys featuring Charlie Brown’s pet beagle. Kids can even meet Snoopy at the hotel restaurant, Amber Waves Restaurant & Bar. It’s all just steps away from the famed Knott’s Berry Farm theme park, home to 10 roller coasters, water rides, and family-friendly shows. You can purchase discounted tickets at the front desk.
- Make a splash in the heated outdoor pool.
- Kid-friendly eats: Pizza, burgers, and other all-American favorites are on the menu at Amber Waves Restaurant & Bar. Groupon guests get 20% off.
- Play a friendly game on lighted tennis and basketball courts.
- Visit Disneyland: The hotel runs a complimentary shuttle to the Anaheim theme park, which is less than a 15-minute drive away.
Buena Park, California: Family-Friendly Entertainment Hub with Knott’s Berry Farm
Southern California is practically synonymous with entertainment: throw a stone and chances are decent you’ll hit a theme park, aquarium, beach boardwalk, or Hollywood. Buena Park, situated just 20 miles south of L.A., is home to Knott’s Berry Farm, the 13th-most visited theme park in the U.S. From its humble beginnings as a berry stand in the 1920s, it’s grown to include dozens of adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, water rides, and carnival amusements.
Alternatively, there’s the relatively quieter Long Beach, distinguished by its art museums, eclectic architecture, and ocean-front scenery. Take in the sights as you pedal along the Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath, a paved 3-mile trail that hugs the coastline. The path will lead you past the Aquarium of the Pacific, home to penguins, a giant Pacific octopus, and more than 150 sharks, plus many other creatures native to the Pacific Ocean.