Bakersfield is a growing city set in the San Joaquin Valley of California. It is rather famous for being the country music capital of the West Coast, home to singers such as Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. American football fans will also enjoy being in the hometown of players like Joey Porter, Ryan Matthews, and David Carr. Meadows Field
serves as the gateway to the city.
Bakersfield isn’t very much a tourist destination, but the business and leisure traveler can still find an enjoyable experience here. From Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace to Kern County Museum
, the country music scene thrives and includes concerts, historical exhibits, and events. Other venues to check out include the oldest motor racetrack in California, Bakersfield Speedway, and the year-round indoor ice rink, Bakersfield Ice Center. There are plenty of shopping opportunities to be had, including The Marketplace and Promenade, and dining is plentiful and varied in its cuisine. For some recreation, an hour’s drive from the city leads to the Kern River and Lake Isabella area, popular for fishing, kayaking, camping, and boating activities.
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