Bakersfield is a small city, typically known for being a waypoint between L.A. and San Francisco. Although it doesn’t have nearly the cultural clout of those two cities, it’s still a charming place to visit with more than enough to keep you busy.
Known as the birthplace of the Bakersfield sound, a genre of country music, as well as having a thriving art and culture scene, Bakersfield is both a great place to live and an interesting place to visit.
Visit Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace if you’re looking to hear the Bakersfield sound live. Not only does it feature outstanding performances, but it’s also a popular restaurant and contains an extensive collection of guitars and memorabilia
Driving down the Kern River Canyon during dusk will give you some stunning sunsets. But it’s more than just a beautiful nature stopover, whitewater rafting down its rapids is a popular way to beat the California heat.