Enjoy great rides and attractions for the little set, and fun thrills for the older crowd too.
Theme park fans take note: Here’s a longtime SoCal favorite that makes a special effort to appeal to young families, but doesn’t cut back on the adrenaline-rush rides that older kids love. On acreage that was once a real berry farm in the heart of The O.C.,
Knott’s Berry Farm offers gentler rides for younger children (ages 8 and under), as well as the super-popular Camp Snoopy—what kid wouldn’t want a hug from everyone’s favorite Peanuts beagle? Want more of a rush? Tweens, teens, and roller-coaster fans will love the park’s newer attractions, like the 300-foot-tall WindSeeker ride, where you soar and spin in two-person gondolas. Rides here are also notorious for getting you really, really wet—awesome on hot summer days. Another nice touch—your ticket can include a special Joe Cool’s Backyard BBQ (including Mrs. Knott’s famous fried chicken) at the Knott’s Picnic Center.