If you have chosen for your next family vacation the beautiful city of Bakersfield, you will be surprised of how many places and things you can see and do there. The most visited place in the city is the California Living Museum that is a native zoo and garden. Here you can see the emblematic bald eagles and black bears, as well as a number of natural habitats, as diverse as woodlands and deserts. The visit of the Living Museum will take you through California’s biological past and into the present days. The Kern County Museum is a site you should not miss, as it is the real protector of history and preserves traditional old houses, a complete train station, a country house, school, church and many other components of American history and culture. Bakersfield is also home to the OHV Park that offers a lot of recreational opportunities and training programs for proper OHV recreation. However, when it comes to character and history, the Fox Theater does rather win you over, being known for its stylish Art Deco architecture and tall clock tower, as well as the concerts, comedy gigs and music nights it hostess.
From award-winning museum exhibits to a variety of regional attractions, Bakersfield has something to do for everyone! Bakersfield is the home of a number of parks such as Hart Park, Lake Ming and Lake Isabella and Kern River Valley, which offer a number of wonderful activities for you to do. Here you can enjoy amusement rides, picnics, boating and other water activities. The world-famous Sequoia National Forest, on the other hand beckons visitors to explore its mysterious and beautiful woods. The Bakersfield Speedway is one of the most exciting and unexpected tourist attractions in the city, with this banked clay track offering regular racing nights each weekend. The city is the birthplace of the country music genre known worldwide as the Bakersfield Sound that can be enjoyed in the local restaurants and clubs.