Bakersfield Among “Most Fun Cities in U.S.”

Bakersfield Among “Most Fun Cities in U.S.”

WalletHub is out with its list of Most Fun Cities in the U.S.  In its survey of 182 cities nationwide, Bakersfield ranked 96th.  What makes Bakersfield a fun city, according to WalletHub? 

The survey defined a fun city “as a place as one that packs a little bit of everything for everyone — except maybe people seeking the most extreme of thrills. In a city with enough variety, you won’t have to compromise with your friends, your family or even yourself about the next fun activity to do alone or together.”

Bakersfield ranked better than any other California city when it comes to the cost of fun, and ranked 45th nationally.  The cost of fun is important.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends nearly $3,000 on entertainment per year, so Bakersfield’s low-cost ranking means those fun dollars go further here.  For nightlife and parties, Bakersfield was 96th, and 115th in Recreation and Entertainment.

For ideas on fun activities in California’s ninth largest city, ask the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Visit Bakersfield.  Our downtown Visitor Center at 515 Truxtun Avenue has free maps, personal assistance, money-saving coupons, and lots of ideas for finding fun in Bakersfield.  Also check out the events calendar at to see what’s happening.  And like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.  Any way you choose, Bakersfield is the sound of family fun!

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