We are lucky here in So Cal. We’ve got lots of great amusement parks and attractions (not to mention pretty damn awesome weather) right in our backyard. I’ve told you before how much the kids and I love Knott’s Berry Farm. It’s not too far down the freeway from us and has lots of fun rides and other things to do that the kids enjoy. We can go for the day or for just a few hours and it doesn’t cost us a fortune like another major amusement park that you find here in Southern California. Ahem.
This year, the kids are old enough (read: minimal whining, they can carry their own stuff, they can all swim without floaties) to check out Soak City at Knott’s.
Soak City is a water-park that is perfect for the whole family. Big slides for the bigger kids and lots of slower/smaller slides and other activities for the smaller ones. I can’t wait to check it out when it opens on May 17, 2014! It’s right around the corner and the weather should be fantastic for water-parkin’!
Knott’s Season Passes
Since Soak is right next to Knott’s, why not make it a mini staycation and hit Soak City one day and Knott’s the next? Did you know that you can get Knott’s season passes? There are three different passes, and you can even break the cost down into 6 easy (and low!) payments. Prices range from $14 a payment to $32 a payment, depending on the pass that is perfect for your family. I think we are going to get the Knott’s Gold Season Pass which will allow us to visit both Knott’s AND Soak City for the rest of the year!
And if you want to make a weekend out of it like I mentioned, you can stay at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel. It’s right next door to both Knott’s and Soak City, so after chasing the kids around, you can cool off, grab something to eat and some sleep, and do it all again the next day (especially if you have the Knott’s season passes!) The hotel also offers easy payment options. Check out the Knott’s Hotel vacation easy paying program for more details.
We are super excited to be able (thanks to our friends at GigaSavvy!) to be checking out the hotel and Soak City when it opens in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for a follow up on our mini staycation!
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