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In Bakersfield for an afternoon? Here are five fun things to do while you’re visiting.
5) Dewar’s Ice Cream Parlor & Candy Shop
Since 1909 Dewar's Family Candy and Ice Cream Parlor has been serving up their delicous treats.
3) Woolworth’s Lunch Counter
Bakersfield is home to the last Woolworth's lunch counter in the US. Lunch with a side of history.
2) Antique District
Only a few blocks away from the Amtrak station, the Antique District has 12 stores packed with rare finds.
1) Art Trek
A walking tour of downtown Bakersfield’s public art.
Staying for a full day in Bakersfield? Here are five ways to spend a fun-filled day in California’s ninth Largest city.
5) Basque Food
Bakersfield is world-famous for its Basque food, originating from Basque country on the French/Spanish border.
4) Museum Trail
This 15 mile driving route connects four unique and family-friendly Bakersfield attractions.
3) Murray Family Farms
Murray Family Farms offers an ‘on the farm’ experience for the whole family!
2) Top 10 Snapshot Spots
Ten picture perfect selfie spots guaranteed to capture your Bakersfield experience.
1) Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
Our top tourist attraction. The Crystal Palace is regularly nominated as "Nightclub of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music.
Here for a week? These Bakersfield attractions will keep you busy and give you a unique experience.
7) Diners Drive-Ins & Dives (click to download brochure)
Try one of the eight restaurants made famous by this Food Network show.
6) Wind Wolves Preserve
The largest non-profit preserve on the West Coast is home to nearly 200 Tule elk, and various other animals.
5) Driving Tour of Bakersfield (click to download brochure)
Explore places of interest around the city on this self guided, 30 mile tour.
3) Catch a Play (click to download Live Theater brochure)
Enjoy an evening of live performances.
2) Kern River Parkway Trail
More than 30 miles of paved bike bath stretching through the city.
1) Live Music
Bakersfield is known for its love of music. Enjoy a live show at venues around Bakersfield.
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Starplex Cinemas Discount Theaters offer the best for less! Enjoy premium cinema at an affordable price, along with our delicious and refreshing concessions!
AMF Southwest Lanes offers traditional bowling on 32 lanes and features a bar area where you can watch your favorite sports on two flat-screen TVs or challenge your friends to a game of pool or arcade-style games.
AMF Westchester Lanes offers traditional bowling on 24 lanes. Challenge your friends to a game of pool or arcade-style games or watch your favorite sports on two flat-screen TVs.
The Arts Council of Kern, in partnership with the California Arts Council and the County of Kern, promotes and supports the diverse arts needs in the region through advocacy, arts in education and technical assistance to local arts organizations.
Eclectic music and dance subscription concert series at Rabobank Theater. Info: 205-8522 or 589-2478, www.bakersfieldcca.org. Season subscription rates are $80 for adults, $24 for children through high school, and $34 for full time college students. Visitors…
We are California's Oldest Continuous Community Theatre! We've produced shows during The Great Depression, World War I and World War II, and we're still here soon to be celebrating our 86th Season in 2013! Since even earlier than 1927, Bakersfield Community…
Bakersfield Escape Room is a fun, challenging, immersive, interactive game experience taking place every day. While it looks like an ordinary room, it’s actually a puzzle. During your adventure in our escapes, you will find yourself flexing your brain and…
Visitors of all ages will enjoy a wide variety of painting, sculpture and other artwork in our beautiful indoor galleries and lovely garden setting. Changing exhibits as well as an outstanding permanent collection of California and international art are housed…
Located in downtown Bakersfield, audience members will enjoy exceptional dinner service with an outstanding off-Broadway musical or comedy performance. With show runs of six weeks throughout the year there is always a reason to visit Stars. Past favorites…
The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to perform great concerts for all audiences and provide music education for the young people of Kern County. The 84th season has brought in a new conductor, Stilian Kirov who assumed the role of the youngest…
Bike to school. Bike to Work. Bike for Fun! Bicycling promotes healthier lifestyles, reduces vehicular traffic congestion, decreases polluting emissions, and reduces energy consumption. Bicycling directly affects the overall quality of life in the Kern County…