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’s 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 southeast of LA, is home to Knott’s Berry Farm, the 13th-most visited theme park in the United States. 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 oceanfront 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.