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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.
Music Venue
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“Bakersfield is country music city of the West! Enjoy with family and friends Buck's own music memorabilia on display at this live country music venue serving food & drinks.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Largest mall in Bakersfield and as good as southern California shopping malls.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Padre was built in 1928 but recently restored. Enjoy dinner or a drink and walk around our downtown area. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park area, in touch with nature, picnic areas. Has a the Spectrum amphitheater. Great for relaxing!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“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. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Many events held at this museum. You will be able to view plenty of historical pieces here.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“Spacious theaters with leather reclining seats make Maya Cinema the best place to go for movies.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Amazingly unique menu, great ambience and solid coffee. (some featured in your airbnb) ”
  • 10 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
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).”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“Our Museum of Art has wonderful exhibits and a beautiful garden. Check out their website for information. ”
  • 7 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
Brewery
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“Tpp brewery in Bakersfield, along with great pub fare. Burgers are some of the best in Kern County. ”
  • 7 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
Entertainment
“Need some entertainment? From sports or to simply relaxing at a show. Feel free to check the Rabobank arena website for upcoming events.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Off-Licence
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“One of Bakersfield's oldest restaruants, family owned for more than 110 years. In Old Town Kern, historic part of downtown. Incredible food specials, pasta, steaks and drinks. A Bakersfield must stop. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Music Venue
“Bakersfield is country music city of the West! Enjoy with family and friends Buck's own music memorabilia on display at this live country music venue serving food & drinks.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Padre was built in 1928 but recently restored. Enjoy dinner or a drink and walk around our downtown area. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“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
Off-Licence
“One of Bakersfield's oldest restaruants, family owned for more than 110 years. In Old Town Kern, historic part of downtown. Incredible food specials, pasta, steaks and drinks. A Bakersfield must stop. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Downtown fine dining with a beautiful outdoor eating area. A wonderful night out with your special person. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family-friendly Caribbean tapas, rum drinks & sangria in a cozy, colorful space with string lights.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Locally owned family Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Bakersfield. ”
  • 6 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

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