In Bakersfield, California, visitors can enjoy featured events at the historic Fox Theater, Sam Lynn Ballpark, California Living Museum, Bakersfield Speedway and Kern County Museum. A main attraction in Bakersfield is the Kern River Parkway, which features more than 6,000 acres of trails, parks and waterways. A little more than 100 miles away, Los Angeles is the closest major city to Bakersfield.
Bakersfield is serviced by the Meadows Field Airport (BFL) and Amtrak Bakersfield Transportation. Local transportation is provided by Golden Empire Transit and Airport Valet Express. The top neighborhoods to visit in Bakersfield are Mills Creek, Westchester, Buck Owens Boulevard and Riverlakes Ranch.
The average annual high temperature in Bakersfield is 76.8 degrees Fahrenheit, and there are 272 sunny days per year, making any time of year the ideal time to visit. Travelers can enjoy dining options at one of the popular restaurants featured along the Stockdale and Rosedale Highways that offer Japanese, American, French and Chinese cuisine. Visitors to Bakersfield can find wonderful hotel options on Oak Street and Truxtun Avenue. This city has been home to the annual Bakersfield Jazz Festival since 1986. Visitors can look forward to the nightlife in Bakersfield, which offers activities such as ballroom dancing, playing miniature golf, or going to concerts.