Welcome to Bakersfield! Known as "Nashville West," this Southern California city is best known for its unique brand of country music. Whether you're looking for hotels with a pool in Bakersfield to stay cool in the heat, or you're main priority is to check out the music scene, there's a reason Bakersfield is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Its proximity to the Sierra Nevada and Tehachapi Mountains make Bakersfield perfect for outdoor types, and in high season, Bakersfield hotels should be reserved in advance.
Out and About in Bakersfield
No trip to Bakersfield is complete without hearing "Bakersfield Sound." That could mean catching live music at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace or the Brighthouse Amphitheater, or checking out the city's rich music history at the Kern County Museum, featuring the likes of Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard. Be sure to add trips to the Bakersfield Museum of Art, the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, and the California Living Museum to your itinerary.
A great way to enjoy Bakersfield's outdoor glory is by going off-roading. Bakersfield is known for its off-road adventures, and there are many places near hotels in Bakersfield that are ideal for off-highway vehicles. If team sports are your thing, watch the Bakersfield Condors (hockey) or Bakersfield Jam (basketball) at Rabobank Arena.
Eating and Drinking
Bakersfield also has a diverse selection of restaurants. You can enjoy the city's Basque culture at restaurants like Wool Growers and Noriega's, or grab a bowl of chili at the famous 24th Street Cafe. Be sure to dine in Italian elegance at Uricchio's Trattoria, then cap off your day with a margarita at the Nuestro Mexico Restaurant. If you're looking for a glass of wine instead, there are plenty of hotels near Castle Rock Vineyards - so you won't have to go far after a nice tasting.
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