7+ Fun Things to Do in Buena Park CA

Looking for the best things to do in Buena Park? Don’t miss these spots if you’re a first-timer!

Although Buena Park is best known for Knott’s Berry Farm, it has also become the hub for all things Korean. We’ve been seeing so much Korean content in our feeds lately that we had to get our fix in Buena Park.

things to do in buena park ca

Special thanks to Visit Buena Park for sponsoring this post. All opinions are always our own. This post may contain affiliate links, where we receive a small commission on sales of the products that are linked at no additional cost to you. Read our full disclosure for more info. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Local Adventurer possible.

Last Updated: May 2, 2024

  • About Buena Park
  • Best Things to Do in Buena Park
  • Map of the Things to Do in Buena Park
  • More Things to Do in Buena Park
  • What to Eat in Buena Park
  • Special Events in Buena Park
  • Getting to Buena Park
  • Where to Stay
  • Essential Tips
  • Planning Checklist

About Buena Park

There are many tourist attractions in Buena Park, including theme parks, knights, and pirate-themed dinners. But did you know Buena Park is also the place for all things Korean? 

In fall 2023, the city designated the stretch of Beach Boulevard between Orangethorpe and Rosecrans avenues as Orange County’s second Koreatown. This area has over 1,000 small businesses owned by Korean Americans and multiple shopping centers with restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. Seeing Zion Market, Hannam Chain, and H Mart all nearby had me jealous!

It’s also a great home base for other SoCal adventures. It’s only 5 miles from Disneyland, 15 miles from beaches, and 20 miles from Los Angeles.

See More: 39 of the Best Food at Disneyland You Need to Try

knotts berry farm things to do

The Best Things to Do in Buena Park

1. Ride the Coasters at Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620, map

Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park is a local favorite, and we have a few OC friends who have season passes.

If you love coasters, then you must ride GhostRider, the West Coast’s tallest, fastest, and longest wooden roller coaster. Also, get on HangTime, California’s first dive coaster. During our visit on a Tuesday, there were no lines except for GhostRider.

See Buena Park’s seasonal events below; Knott’s Berry Farm hosts many of them, including the Boysenberry Festival, Knott’s Scary Farm, and Knott’s Merry Farm.

Seasonal Events: The Boysenberry Festival starts in March. Ghost Town Alive! and Knott’s Summer Nights are in the summer. Knott’s Spooky Farm and Knott’s Scary Farm are in the fall, and Knott’s Merry Farm is during the holiday season.

Local Tip: If you live nearby, buy the meal plan with your season pass. Sometimes, our OC friends go only to eat. Jacob would be all over it if we lived in SoCal since the man loves a good deal. Let’s say a meal there is around $18-20. You only need to eat nine meals to make the meal plan worth it (you get two meals daily with your pass).

knotts berry farm pictures

2. The Source OC

6940 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621, map

The Source is the perfect destination for those who love K-pop, K-beauty, Korean food, or Korean culture in general. Here are some of our favorite spots: