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Things to do in Bakersfield

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Campground
“This is about 30 min drive from our location. It is a wild life preserve that is free and is a great opportunity to see local wild life while hiking and our valley's rolling hills. Great stargazing!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park area, in touch with nature, picnic areas. Has a the Spectrum amphitheater. Great for relaxing!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“ A little further than Albertsons, but with a little better selection. Starbucks inside, if you need caffeine while you grocery shop. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cinema
“The market place boasts a theater, nice restaurants and convenient shopping ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“Cyclists this will get you around, but it is also a great long flat base ride. The hills come as you go east.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Just about everything is here! Eating and dining, fast food, movie theaters, grocery, dry cleaning, banks, Talbots, and specialty shops.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Off-Licence
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“Here at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, they’ve been serving up a one-of-a-kind Brewhouse experience for forty years. They pride themselves in their craft and attention to detail.Their innovative and broad menu features a California spin on Chicago-style deep dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts, including the world-famous Pizookie®. They offer a variety of their very own award-winning handcrafted beers on tap every day, which over the years have won more than 160 awards. In addition to our 11 signature beers and cider, they also offer seasonal and local brews as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Reasonable buffet. Salad bar, American &Mexican (fried chicken, roast beef, Mexican rice, beans...). A lot of desert. No Alcohol. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“This is a great place to hang out and catch a movie. You have the option to sit in the restaurant before or after and have a dink or meal OR you can also have the full menu brought to you during your movie. It's a pretty cool concept. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
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“Featured on, Driver’s, Diners and Dives, Moo Creamery is a fun place to eat and offers great food! Only 1 mile from our guest home. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“It is a higher-end Mediterranean restaurant with incredible food. It also has a bar that can get pretty busy with some of the locals.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Love Tahoe Joe's! They have great food and service plus the best cheese cake EVER so don't fill up OR grab a slice to go! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
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  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“It's In-N-Out. If you don't know. Just go. Hamburgers. Fries. Milkshakes. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Reasonable buffet. Salad bar, American &Mexican (fried chicken, roast beef, Mexican rice, beans...). A lot of desert. No Alcohol. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love Tahoe Joe's! They have great food and service plus the best cheese cake EVER so don't fill up OR grab a slice to go! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Featured on, Driver’s, Diners and Dives, Moo Creamery is a fun place to eat and offers great food! Only 1 mile from our guest home. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is a higher-end Mediterranean restaurant with incredible food. It also has a bar that can get pretty busy with some of the locals.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 3 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“It's In-N-Out. If you don't know. Just go. Hamburgers. Fries. Milkshakes. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“1933 is a great place to hang out with friends, enjoy a drink and great food.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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