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Things to do in California City

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.

American Restaurant
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Recreation Center
“I heard this ranch has a lots of fun activities such as BBQ, swimming pools, beautiful scenic views ( great for photographers ) , etc,,,,”
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Park
“Cal City Central Park has water activities, swimming pool, beautiful nature, green hiking trails , picnic areas, Bingo night, events; basebal court, etc...”
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Mexican Restaurant
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Point of Interest
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Fast Food Restaurant
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Pizza Place
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“Good pizza and Karaoke. Price point is higher than Jesse's, but it's worth it. They do dine in, takeout, or delivery. ”
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Pizza Place
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Sandwich Place
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“The only Subway in town. They are spot on with what you expect from your local Subway.”
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Restaurant
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Park
“ Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area The Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area (DTRNA) is 39.5 square miles of prime natural habitat set aside for the desert tortoise, the official California State Reptile. The preserve boasts a rich flora and fauna representative of the intricate Mojave Desert ecosystem. In 1980, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior, recognized the significance of the DTRNA by designating it an “Area of Critical Environmental Concern” and as a “Research Natural Area”. There is no cost to visit the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area but donations are greatly appreciated! LOCATION The Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area lies in the northwestern Mojave Desert on the western edge of the Rand Mountains in eastern Kern County. It is northeast of California City- a two-hour drive north from Los Angeles or east from Bakersfield. The Interpretive Center, with parking lot, information kiosk, restroom, and access to self-guiding trails is located about 4 miles northeast of California City just off the unpaved Randsburg Mojave road —”
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Park
“If you are a professional photographer working for travel magazines , a filmmaker that is looking for new concepts or just love to take great pictures, this is the place to catch those AMAZING shots. Pink and purple SUNSETS, desert scenery , nature, etc... in my opinion Cal City is an hidden GEM for travellers that like new adventures .. ”
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