Buena Park, CA…..As the summer heats up, cool down at some of Buena Park’s most popular attractions, restaurants and hotels. Visitors can beat the heat with everything from playful desserts and waterslides to a tropical oasis and whitewater rafting.

#1. Drop into Knott’s Soak City Waterpark
Orange County’s only waterpark is a 13-acre haven with one of the world’s longest lazy rivers, a rippling wave pool and dozens of slides. Thrill seekers can race down a near vertical shoot on Old Man Falls or climb in an Aqua-Launch chamber and anxiously wait for the floor to drop out from underneath their feet. For the kids, the Beach House offers pint size slides as well as a kids only splash area.

#2. Lounge Poolside at Popular Hotels
At the Radisson Suites, guests can hang out in the outdoor courtyard adorned with exotic plants, plenty of shade, lounge chairs and expansive pool creating a tropical oasis. Enjoy poolside service with freshly prepared food, delicious drinks and an interactive water playground at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel. The whole family will enjoy the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center with its newly renovated outdoor space and the area’s largest pool. At the Buena Park Hotel and Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites and Courtyard by Marriott, visitors can enjoy expansive outdoor pools and Jacuzzis.

#3. Liquid Nitrogen Adds a Cool Spin to Traditional Treats
Nothing says cold like ice cream made using -321 degree liquid nitrogen at the revolutionary ice cream shop, Chocolate Chair. Right out of a science fiction movie, visitors pick their favorite flavors, toppings and within seconds their creation is transformed into a frozen dessert. For a fun, interactive experience try Dragon’s Breath, a fruit flavored dessert made with liquid nitrogen and puff cereal. As guests consume the treat, smoke billows out of the nose and mouth to give the effect of a fire breathing dragon.

#4. Ride the Rapids at Knott’s Berry Farm
Big Foot Rapids takes riders on a whitewater raft that spins and splashes through fast moving currents, geysers and under towering waterfalls. At the Timber Mountain Log Ride, visitors can experience the world’s first log ride that originally opened in 1969. The newly renovated attraction floats through a logging camp, past wild animals and down a 42-foot drop, spraying riders with water.

#5. Indulge in All-Natural Sweets at Honeymee
Using only organic ingredients, Honeymee makes their mouth-watering soft serve ice cream in-house everyday. Indulge in their signature desserts made with soft serve ice cream, freshly sliced honeycomb and a choice of all-natural toppings like Ghiradelli chocolate, espresso, sliced fruit or caramel syrup. For the ultimate treat, get your ice cream creation in a waffle cone or sweet bread.