Buena Park - Things to do?

Old Nov 30th, 2005, 12:55 AM
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Buena Park - Things to do?

Other than the theme parks. Anything local of interest/landmarks. Coming from U.K and will have a car. Late Jan/early Feb '06. Can you advise on what the weather averages are since need to know how to prepare/pack. Thanks
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Old Nov 30th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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Except for Knott's Berry Farm (a theme park and shopping complex), Buena Park has little to attract tourists. However, it is only a short drive down Beach Boulevard (about 14 miles) to one of the finest beach complexes in all of southern California at Huntington Beach. There are wide sandy beaches, biking trails, plenty of beachside businesses and it is a beach many southern Californians use frequently.

Weather that time of year is unpredictable this far out. It could be anywhere from warm and sunny to cool and rainy. Normally, there are wider temperature variations betweeen day and night a few miles inland and lesser variations along the coast. However, it is always wise to bring a jacket or coat in the evening. No matter what the daytime was like, it is likely to be cool to cold (for So Calif) at night. That close to the ocean, you may also experience some fog.
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Old Nov 30th, 2005, 12:12 PM
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dwooddon is right. Not much to see there as far as tourist attractions. There is a Movieland Wax Museum as well as Medievaltimes. (www.medievaltimes.com)

You're not too far from the beach.
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Actually, the Movieland Wax Museum just closed earlier this month. Not a tremendous loss.

Buena Park in and of itself is not a hot spot of tourism, but you are not far from places that are especially as you will have a car. A trip to southern Orange County will take you to Laguna Beach, which should be a nice place to walk around that time of year. (No crowds) There are also some great shopping areas, if that is your thing, specifically South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa (it is HUGE, so be prepared to do a LOT of walking) or Fashion Island in Newport Island.

You are also in a good place to get to LA or to desert locations, such as Temecula for wine tastings.

Good beaches would include Laguna, Huntington, and Seal, though at that time of the year don't expect to actually go into the ocean. Very, very cold! But strolling on the beach, providing it isn't raining.

Weather is iffy that time of year. Could be warm and sunny, cold, or raining. Best to dress in layers, but do bring a warm jacket/coat for cooler days and nights which do tend to be cold.
Weather is iffy that time of year.
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Thanks, I didn't know that the wax museum closed!

Yes, Southcoast Plaza is one of the nicest malls. Lots of high end stores.

Usually Jan. and Feb. are the colder months, and with rain, so I don't know if it's a good idea to go to the beach. You'll just have to play it by ear when you're there.
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