Located in beautiful, sunny California, Bakersfield is a large city steeped in rich history. It’s also incredibly close to some other incredible places. So much to do, so little time!
Reach complete relaxation on the picturesque beaches of the Pacific Ocean with just a short 2 to 3 hour drive.
Explore the cultural, commercial and financial center of Northern California in just a short 4 hour drive
You can reach this hub of entertainment is just under 2 hours and experience world class museums, shows and amusement parks.
You can drive to San Diego in under 4 hours and enjoy world renowned zoos, museums and beaches.
Immerse yourself in nature at this iconic and awe inspiring national park only 2 to 3 hours drive away!
If night life and excitement are more your style, the legendary Las Vegas strip is only a half day drive away!
With its own symphony, art galleries, theaters and museums, Bakersfield has a wealth of culture available to it’s residents
Bakersfield is a community with strong ties to tradition, family and community. A place where you know your neighbors by name.
The Padre is a sophisticated boutique hotel with restaurants, nightlife and is a hub for downtown Bakersfield style.
The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra that enriches our community through the power of music.
The City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks takes great pride in the 59 parks, along with the Kern River Parkway and Centennial Plaza that enrich the quality of life for persons of all ages and abilities.
The 10,000+ seat Rabobank Arena provides a great venue whether you are catching a major rock band on tour or supporting our local hockey team.
Bakersfield boasts a walking/bike trail that spans over 21 miles long and follows the Kern River through major portions of the city.
Located just minutes outside of Bakersfield, the Wind Wolves Preserve was created to maintain the natural beauty of the Kern County meadow lands. The Wildland Conservancy offers seasonal festivals and a variety of free programs to enjoy this slice of nature.
Take a walk through history at the Kern County Museum! Thousands of historical and cultural artifacts are displayed in more than 56 historic buildings on 16 beautifully landscaped acres.
“It only took me four days to find my house, and for a single woman my young age to be working in the job I want, and to be able to buy a brand new house – it doesn’t get any better than this”
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