Not only does Southern California feature Disney and Universal, but also Knott’s Berry Farm. Knott’s may be less expensive, but it’s a fantastic theme park with thrill rides and history. You’ll feel like you’re in Old California and ready to go mining at this classic park. Roller Coasters, a flume, midway and great food should be enjoyed at the park. Kids like panning for gold and the various shows. In October, Knott’s turns into a haunted house concept, Knott’s Scary Farm.