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Bakersfield

When you're looking for the perfect place to reconnect with friends and family, plan a vacation to Bakersfield. Here you'll find a unique variety of natural and cultural tourist attractions.

The population of this area of San Joaquin Valley is nearly 350,000.

Sacramento, the state capital, is about 260 miles northwest of Bakersfield, and Shafter is 17 miles to the northwest.

Among the most visited family attractions are Camelot Park and the Kern County Fairgrounds.

If you enjoy native and exotic animals, put the California Living Museum on your itinerary. Be sure to ask at the entrance about hands-on activities and where to find the zoo's most popular inhabitants.

Get set for some thrills and spills at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park, the number-one racetrack for motorsports enthusiasts.

At the Castle Rock Vineyards, wine connoisseurs and newbies alike can learn about the local winemaking techniques and traditions, before savoring a glass of the end product.

Whether you're into poker or you simply enjoy the lively atmosphere of casinos, your best bet here is the Aviator Casino or the Golden West Casino.

Take a breather from the stresses of travel at one of the beautiful public parks. Pull off your shoes and feel the cool grass underfoot at Lost Hills Park, Cecil Park or The Park At River Walk.

If you want a bit more information about Bakersfield, pick up some brochures at Vista del Lago Visitors Center.

Want to escape the stress of the city? Head out on an adventure to Tule Elk State Natural Reserve and Wasco Recreation Ball Park. Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area and Kern National Wildlife Refuge are also recommended by nature enthusiasts.

Stimulate your mind by spending a few hours at the West Kern Oil Museum. Take a self-guided tour, view the exhibits and be sure to ask the staff about any upcoming special events.

Anyone interested in the history of the natural world will love spending some time learning about the specimens and objects at the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science.

Bakersfield's artsy side can be found at the Bakersfield Museum of Art.

How can you possibly be ready for the future if you have no understanding of the past? Head down to the Kern County Museum!

Step back through the ages at the Bakersfield College and Ernst Quarries, two of the fascinating historic places in the region.

Walk back through the mists of time and better understand the military past of the Bakersfield area. Anyone with even a passing interest in history will be impressed by the defense structures at Fort Tejon State Historic Park.

Visitors with a fascination for religion ought to pay a visit to Unity Church.

If you are interested in seeing one of the area's institutions of higher learning, arrange to visit the California State University-Bakersfield. Take a walk around campus, watch the students preparing for their exams and keep your eyes peeled for any tours or open days.

To purchase local fashion items or grab a meal, visit Valley Plaza Mall and Outlets at Tejon.

The Fox Theater, Buck Owens Crystal Palace and the Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall host live shows sure to please a wide range of tastes. Book some tickets, settle into your seats and let the magic begin!


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Hotel Rosedale

Hotel Rosedale

2400 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield
3.5
of 5, from 2,451 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bakersfield, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Buck Owens Crystal Palace and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Kern County Museum. Camelot Park and Fox Theater are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£62
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bakersfield

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bakersfield

3801 Marriott Dr, Bakersfield
4.4
of 5, from 913 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Bakersfield, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Buck Owens Crystal Palace and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Kern County Museum. Camelot Park and Fox Theater are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£46
La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South

La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South

3232 Riverside Dr, Bakersfield
3.6
of 5, from 1,087 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Buck Owens Crystal Palace and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Kern County Museum. Camelot Park and Fox Theater are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£37
Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield

Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield

2620 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield
3.2
of 5, from 1,172 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Buck Owens Crystal Palace and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Kern County Museum. Camelot Park and Fox Theater are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£40
Extended Stay America - Bakersfield - California Avenue

Extended Stay America - Bakersfield - California Avenue

3318 California Ave., Bakersfield
3.1
of 5, from 604 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bakersfield, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Camelot Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Kern County Museum. Buck Owens Crystal Palace and Fox Theater are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£34
Days Inn Bakersfield

Days Inn Bakersfield

818 Real Rd, Bakersfield
3.1
of 5, from 804 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Camelot Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Buck Owens Crystal Palace and Fox Theater. McMurtrey Aquatic Center and Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£40
Sleep Inn & Suites

Sleep Inn & Suites

6257 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield
3.6
of 5, from 792 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Buck Owens Crystal Palace and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Links at Riverlakes Ranch Golf Course. Kern County Museum and Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£42
Red Roof Inn Bakersfield

Red Roof Inn Bakersfield

889 Oak Street, Bakersfield
3.4
of 5, from 305 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Bakersfield, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Camelot Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Kern County Museum. Buck Owens Crystal Palace and Fox Theater are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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