Visit Bakersfield

Off I-5 and on CA 99, 58 and 178.  Belly up to the bar and sample the local brews on tap on the Bakersfield Kern County Brewery Trail, where you will find their quality sets them apart from the national brands.  Pose at some of Bakersfield’s most unique spots when you explore the Bakersfield Selfie Trail, including the only shoe-shaped building in America with shoelaces. Explore the Bakersfield Museum Trail, a 15-mile route connecting the city’s four main museums: the Kern County Museum where you will can visit the restored childhood home of country music legend Merle Haggard; the California Living Museum (Bakersfield Zoo), featuring many endangered California animals and plants in natural settings; the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science where you can explore the world of fossils and dinosaurs, and the Bakersfield Museum of Art, where a diverse variety of paintings and sculpture by California and international artists await you. Visitors can enjoy the all-American Bakersfield Sound at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace featuring the country music star’s memorabilia, a restaurant and a live country music performance theater where top acts perform today. Other dining choices in the city include the largest collection of Basque restaurants in the nation, seven eateries that Guy Fieri featured on his “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” and many others regularly noted in the national food press.  And work off that genuine grub with our many outdoor choices, such as the Kern River Parkway Trail with more than 30 miles of scenic bike trails and whitewater rafting tours on the Kern River.  Go to:

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