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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.

Music Venue
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“Buck Owens Crystal Palace is a staple in Bakersfield! This country western style restaurant is very enjoyable music, museum, dancing and food for all ages!”
17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Largest mall in Bakersfield and as good as southern California shopping malls.”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Grab a seat in the patio incredible views at sunset. Fantastic food. Night club on weekends ”
14 locals recommend
History Museum
“Many events held at this museum. You will be able to view plenty of historical pieces here.”
10 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park area, in touch with nature, picnic areas. Has a the Spectrum amphitheater. Great for relaxing!!”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Check out their website for what's happening. They have live music as well as show movies. It's a beautiful old theater located downtown. ”
8 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great Movie Theater right near our place. Check out their website for what's playing. ”
4 locals recommend
Zoo
“CALM is more like a Zoo than a museum. They have a large variety of beautiful native California animals. This has been one of the most memorable experiences for our family.”
10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Need some entertainment? From sports or to simply relaxing at a show. Feel free to check the Rabobank arena website for upcoming events.”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“Our Museum of Art has wonderful exhibits and a beautiful garden. Check out their website for information. ”
7 locals recommend
Café
“Downtown hip vibe with great coffee drinks, breakfast specialties and lunch items. Within walking distance to Rabobank Arena. ”
9 locals recommend
Store
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“A Bakersfield tradition, Dewar’s Ice Cream parlor, is a step back in time, when life was slower and simplier. This iconic location is just down the street from our guest house (4-5 blocks).”
8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This store is 10 mins away from our home, but was our choice grocery store for shopping for what we needed!”
3 locals recommend
Café
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“If you like, good ole fashioned breakfast, at an iconic diner, this is the place to go!!! Probably the best biscuits and gravy you’ll ever eat! ”
7 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