About Bakersfield

by SmarterTravel Staff
California: Bakersfield Skyline (Photo: Bakersfield Convention & Visitors Bureau)

With nearly 300 days of sunshine annually, Bakersfield, California, offers visitors the perfect weather to get outside and enjoy its attractions. Renowned for creating a musical genre known as the Bakersfield Sound, the city offers fans plenty of places to soak it all in, such as Buck Owens' Crystal Palace and the Bakersfield Country Music Museum. Bakersfield has the largest concentration of Basque restaurants in the nation, so culinary enthusiasts will have the opportunity to sample the cuisine around town, which is typically served family style. Sequoia National Forest provides room to hike, camp, and mountain bike. And sports addicts can watch Bakersfield Blaze baseball, Bakersfield Condors hockey, and Bakersfield Jam basketball.

Flights to Bakersfield land at Meadows Field, which has a full-scale replica of Space Ship One in the terminal lobby and is located eight miles north of downtown.

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