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Best things to do in Bakersfield

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Lovely park area, in touch with nature, picnic areas. Has a the Spectrum amphitheater. Great for relaxing!!”
6 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
Cinema
4 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
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. ”
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
Food
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“They make world famous Taffy since 1909. This is not a health food store but at least once a year you have to try Dewar's especially the peanut butter taffy... My favorite!”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Sprouts offers organic produce and and meats. They also have a wide selection of grocery items available much like a Whole Foods Market.”
1 local recommends
Thai Restaurant
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1 local recommends
Point of Interest
3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Local shopping center with shops, theater, restaurants, grocery store, drug store, hairdresser, banks. ”
3 locals recommend
Gastropub
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Bar
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1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
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2 locals recommend
Restaurant
1 local recommends