Knott's Berry Farm
Buena Park CA 90620
- Mon: 9am-5pm
- Tue: 9am-5pm
- Wed: 9am-5pm
- Thu: 9am-5pm
- Fri: 9am-5pm
Knott's Berry Farm is an ideally low-key alternative for families seeking a break from Disneyland Resort. There is magic here, but the version this amusement park creates comes from a special blend of modern thrill rides and rustic charm.
Three must-see attractions at Knott's Berry Farm
Ghost Town features authentic Old West buildings and must-ride roller coasters like Silver Bullet and Ghost Rider. Camp Snoopy is a great place to explore if you have little ones. When you're ready to shop, you can head outside the park and explore California Marketplace.
Where to stay near Knott's Berry Farm
The affordable Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel is on the property and features a special Snoopy-themed area. There are 15 hotels within a mile radius, but don't expect anything fancier than a Courtyard by Marriott.
Best and worst time to go to Knott's Berry Farm
August is ideal because it still has extended summertime hours, but without the typical summertime crowds. Families should avoid October since the park closes early for their legendary Halloween Haunt event.
Discounts at Knott's Berry Farm
AAA members can get nice discount on non-special event park tickets. If you're in the U.S. Military, your discount for those same tickets will be deeper.
Food at Knott's Berry Farm
Expect to spend about $10 t0 $20 on each meal per person. No trip to Knott's is complete without a stop at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant. A funnel cake at Ghost Town Grub is the one snack you have to buy.
Parking at Knott's Berry Farm
Parking will set you back about $15-$20. California Marketplace has a dedicated parking lot, but it only offers an hour of free parking unless you buy something.
Transportation alternatives to Knott's Berry Farm
You can pay for a third-party shuttle to take you to the area's immediate hotels. If you're staying near Disneyland, you can get to Knott's by purchasing one-day pass to ride the Anaheim Resort Transport.
Author's bio: Rich Manning is a freelance writer based in Orange County, CA. He's been writing about food, drink, and lifestyle in Southern California for over ten years.