17 Most Fun Things To Do In Bakersfield, California

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Bakersfield is one of the largest cities in Kern County, California, and has also been listed as the 62nd largest metropolitan city in the United States.

Bakersfield’s historical buildings and locations are designated national, state, and city historic sites, and five buildings have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)

Four sites have been selected as California Historical Landmarks. In addition, over ten sites have been locally listed on the Bakersfield Register of Historic Places.

But apart from the historical places, events are hosted throughout the year. These include concerts, games and competitions and a lot more!

Also, if you love country music, this is the birthplace of country music, with famous artists. The city has billed itself as The Country Music Capital of the West Coast!

The town’s motto- Life as it should be, probably would have you staying a little too long as expected.

It is time to explore Bakersfield, including places and hotels you can stay at and interesting facts about some places. So prepare to blow your mind; you might want to start packing and booking after reading this. *wink*

Things To Do In Bakersfield, California

Let’s start virtually traveling!

1) Visit The Hart Memorial Park

Hart Memorial Park, better known as Hart Park, is a go-to place for every Bakersfield local. Located just north of Bakersfield, it has an area of 370 acres or 150 ha. 

Visit The Hart Memorial Park

And to amaze you further, there are two lakes and three canals, named after County Supervisor John Hart, who spearheaded the project. 

The 370 acres park has a lot to offer, so continue reading!

Fun Things You Can Do:

So, what is so great about this park?

Honestly, apart from being a large park in Bakersfield, there are a crazy amount of things you can do with your family, friends, or even alone!

Most activities may not even require paying a penny (maybe a smile as a fee), but some do but don’t worry, they don’t even cost a fortune!

  • Take selfies and some great photographs

Not only will your Instagram or travel blog look great, but you will also have a memory to keep forever. 
Even though pictures don’t do much justice unless you visit a place, you will be amazed how with just a“click and upload,” your followers might be amazed and bring traffic to your blog.

Plus, it is a perfect place to start showing off your photography skills.

  • Play With Peacocks And Other Wildlife Birds.

If you are into bird watching, this park has various types of birds. Some might be unknown to you or even in the books, so get a chance to name a bird after you!

  • Perfect Place For A Picnic or BBQ
  • Rent A Picnic, Stop For An Event!
  • Boating, swimming, or Fishing At The Lake
  • Wide Fields For You To Enjoy Football, Basketball, tennis, and whatnot!
  • Hiking And Tracking With Tracks That Can Navigate You 

There are just a few things that we have listed, but there are still a lot more for you to explore. Don’t forget to comment when you do!

Interesting Facts About This Place:

So, you have an idea of the place, but to make it a little more interesting, how about a little extra knowledge about it? 

So here are some Interesting facts about this place that might surprise you.

According to the original master plan, two additional facilities were supposed to be constructed on the east and northwest side of the park.

But due to many hindrances, two of the main projects failed to be constructed.

Dante Cascade Waterfall (project east of the park), supposedly built to honor Dante Alighieri, failed due to economic instability during the Great Depression. Although the project collected funds, they were not enough; soon, the project stopped.

Kern River bowl was the second supposedly built project according to the original plan. The project was on the northwest side and was an outdoor theatre space for the public to enjoy live shows.

In 1939, a theatre was scheduled to be built, and the outdoor theatre had quite a similar design to the one in Hollywood. 

The project was then submitted for the legal and government documentation process, but sadly, WW2 had hit in, so priority was given to arm forces.

The area allocated for the Kern River Bowl has now been occupied as a training booth and a shooting for the sheriffs. The area is now renamed Kern County Sheriffs’ Shooting Range.

Entrance Fee:

There is NO ENTRANCE FEE, so if you are looking for an excuse not to go, you can throw it out the window.


The park is OPEN FROM 5 AM TO 10 PM, EVERY DAY.


Hart Park, Bakersfield, CA 93308, United States

2) Buena Vista Museum

If you happen to be Downtown, you might hear every local telling you to visit Buena Vista Museum. It is a small museum that has a lot to offer its visitors!

Buena Vista Museum Of Natural Museum

The museum is a natural history museum that focuses on various subjects, including Anthropology, Geology, and Palaeontology.

There are many exhibitions held throughout the year. Additionally, there are interactive sections that are suitable for any age group, so if you want to be a little amazed and see something new, head to the Arts District, downtown Bakersfield.

Fun Things You Can Do:

It is safe to say that the Buena Vista Museum is the birthplace of all future anthropologists, geologists, and paleontologists. This doesn’t include kids only.

With so many exhibitions held throughout the trip and activities, you will be amazed at how much you might learn in just a few hours, and the activities that come along with it are an experience worth living for.

The Buena has some interesting and famous exhibitions which you have to see!

Like in the Marry Ernst Collection, you will find fossils from the world’s most abundant fossil area, Sharktooth Hill, along with detailed labels related to the fossils.

Moving on, you will see a complete dummy of a Yokuts Indian tribe and a wide collection of African fossils, and if you are lucky, you might catch the triceratops skull, which has attracted a lot of tourists!

The most famous exhibition is the Yosemite Valley model, where you will see detailed labels of the place, a few buildings, roads, and many more interesting things related to the model.

And if you think I am done, then there is more for you to explore (including a Paleo Lab!)

Once stepped in, you will be amazed at the things you can learn from a museum through a few hours of tour!

It’s a perfect way to spend a day with kids or to fuel your mind with some interesting and worth-knowing facts.

Entrance Fee:

  • Children 2 and under: Free
  • Children (3-11): $6
  • Students 12 years and older: $8
  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors (60+): $8
  • Museum Members: FREE


  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday:10 am–4 pm
  • Friday: 10 am–4 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am–4 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm–4 pm


2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-324-6350

Hotels Nearby:

Ramada by Wyndham Bakersfield North, La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bakersfield South.

3) Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace

What if we told you there is a place in Bakersfield where you can get a flavourful and exquisite place to dine, with live music and a museum? That is one good deal for an experience of three things in one!

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

If you are interested, that place is Buck Owens Crystal Palace, and for your information, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bakersfield.

It was opened in 1996 and is 18,000 square feet. It is designed in a Western Revival style to evoke the old west and has upto 500 seats for the customers; it opened in 2021 after a whole new renovation and a lot more. 

You will see servers in dressed black running around tables bringing in some of the tastiest meals you have ever tasted, and the place is so big it never feels crowded!

So,  with exceptional food, live music, and the museum, you will never walk out of this place without satisfaction!

Don’t forget to make a reservation for this place. Also, do check their calendar for any upcoming events that might pay extra for

Things You Can Do:

You can do many things here, so let us walk you through an experience you don’t want to miss out on!

  • Ask The Servers To Pick A Dish For You!

It is always great to try something new, so instead of ordering your go-to meals, how about asking your server to pick something out for you WITHOUT telling you?

Worth the experience, and also, you might have something new to add to your ‘’comfort meals’’ list

  • Take Pictures, and Show off Your Outfit!

Bring your best cameras, style in like you are in the 1950s to match the restaurant’s vibe and pretend like you have traveled back in time!

There are many historical spots in this place for you to get the best pictures, and a pro tip: dress like the vibe!

  • Meet With Buck Owens Family!

Yes, you heard it right! Meet and greet, take some pictures and get some facts about the legendary country music artist’s lifestyle and many things you have always wanted to know!

You will see Buck’s Youngest son and nephew a lot, but they sure know how to carry on a conversation!

  • Head Towards The Museum

The museum is one of the greatest innovations to bring Buck Owens’ presence back alive when you are touring the place. You will see many of his things, including manuscripts of some of his work, legendary costumes, and golden guitar!

There are many statues of the country artist, with his famous signature poses, details of his, and many things that will make you a hardcore fan!

There are still many more, but we save that for you to explore.

  • Enjoying The Live Music Set Up

Good food and good music! Name a better duo than this.

The Crystal Palace hosts many events but has many local bands and music artists whose performances will make your food dance.

  • Making Memories And Socialising

Interesting Facts About This Place:

To spice things up, here are a few facts about this place that will improve your experience!

  • Crystal was the last place where Buck Owen performed until his death the night after.

The story goes back to 2006, May, when Buck reported feeling uneasy for some reason that he could not comprehend. He was on his way home until he met his fans who had traveled from Oregon for him. 

His kind-heartedness and selflessness didn’t dare to say no to them, and he performed that night. He played and made the crowd dance and sing to his tunes, but after a while, news came out the very next morning that he had left the world for eternity.

Fans and the whole town were in grievance, but Buck died, which he enjoyed doing the most. 

  • The venue has hosted over 600 concerts with top artists Taylor Swift, Eric Church, the popular group .38 Special, The Mavericks, and many more!

Popular dish on the menu:

  • Mo’s Steak Salad
  • Texas Chilli
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Buck’s Chicken Fried Sandwich


  • Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and  Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 5- 9 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 5–10 pm


2800 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-328-7560

Hotels Nearby:

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bakersfield South, Ramada by Wyndham Bakersfield North

4) Kern County Museum

There is no age for learning, and if you are looking for something unique, you might be interested in Kern County Museum.

Kern County Museum

It is one of the best places in Bakersfield where you can travel back into the 1900s or 1800s and learn how people migrated their lives and their living styles. It is a great way to explore the traditional and compare it with the modern world.

The place is not just for the adults to explore, but it is also a child-oriented place. So, in summary, it is a great place to go, especially if you have kids.

Things You Can Do:

  • Explore Bakersfield’s Like Time Traveller

That was an obvious guess, but let me get into the details.

Now, the museum is built on the ground of more than 15 acres and has so many exhibitions that you will lose track of time! Let’s talk about them.

  • Pioneer Village is the biggest exhibition in the museum. Through this,  you will explore more than 50 historic buildings, stories, residents’ lives, and many more.

    You will feel like you have traveled back in time. There will be various buildings built during the 1800s and 1900s. Buildings include houses, a church, a train station,  courthouses, a photography studio, and, interestingly enough, even a pumping unit!

    The Pioneer Village exhibitions give visitors an inside life of the people.
  • Black Gold was built in 2002, and the exhibition allows visitors to learn about Kern Country’s oil industry. Through the exhibitions, visitors travel underwater through a diving bell and learn how oil was formed and how that oil is used in many products used in the modern era. 
  • Other exhibitions include Lori Brock Children Discovery Centre, Neon Plaza, and many more things that are waiting to be discovered by you!
  • Great Place for you to have a family and to make memories with your  children


  • General Admission:$6.00
  • Senior Citizens (55+ years old): $5.00
  • Students and children (5-18 years old): $4.00
  • Children younger than five years old: FREE
  • Students, staff, and faculty with KSU ID: FREE
  • Any Sunday Admission: FREE


  • Monday and Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 9 am–4 pm


3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-437-3330

Hotels Nearby:

The Padre Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Bakersfield

For more details, visit their official website:


5) Bakersfield Museum of Art

How is a tour of the Bakersfield Museum Of Art for all the aesthetes? The museum is 17,400 square feet and has two large and smaller galleries. Each of the Galleries presents its theme, some historical exhibitions, and historical paintings that have been in the museum for a long time.

Bakersfield Museum of Art

There is a classroom along with a banquet as well. Walking out of the museum, you will explore a large, beautiful garden that displays many sculptures and other things.

Things You Can Do:

  • There are many programs that you can participate in this participate in, including some special events and a lot of things
  • Take your date on this trip, and amaze them with your art knowledge.


  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $10
  • Students/Seniors: $5
  • Children 5 and under: Free


  • Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday & Monday: Closed


1930 R St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-323-7219

Hotels Nearby:

Ramada by Wyndham Bakersfield North

6) Uricchio’s Trattoria

When you think of a restaurant with great ambiance and lighting to take pictures, a restaurant that not only serves food that looks aesthetic but also has a portion that fills you.

Uricchio’s Trattoria

The first thought is how expensive that might be, but here in Bakersfield, you get many options with an affordable price tag! So for budget-friendly and great food (and yes, ambiance and presentation for the Instagram feed), you should head towards Uricchio’s Trattoria.

The restaurant serves authentic Italian and Delizioso food that will have you lick your plate!

Things You Can Do:

  • Appreciate the culture of Italiana and the food, for sure with every bite you take you might be planning to buy a place near this restaurant!
  • Don’t forget to take pictures, because of the food presentation and everything.
  • It is a perfect place to take your date or just eat with your family and appreciate your busy life, even if it lasts for a while.
  • Challenge yourself, order something new or just ask the waiter to surprise you! It is a fun experience; you will have another thing to add to your favorite dish list.

Popular Dish On The Menu:

  • Lobster Ravioli
  • Cannelloni Alla Napoletana
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Shrimp Scampi with Linguini


The main course may cost you $10 to $26, but as for the desserts, you can get them at a low price ranging from $4 to $6!


  • Tuesday and Saturday: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 11 am–2 pm, and 5–8 pm
  • Sunday and Monday: Closed


1400 17th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-326-8870

Hotels Nearby:

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bakersfield South, The Padre Hotel

7) California Area Living Museum (CALM)

Kern River County Park hosts the California Living Museum (CALM), which is located near Hart Memorial Park, northeast of downtown. In addition to providing a home for injured and non-releasable California native animals, it is also accredited by the Zoological Association of America.

California Area Living Museum (CALM)

The Zoo has been quite an attraction stop for tourists, with over 10,000 tourists annually and over 13,000 Kern County students.

Although the zoo may look great for kids, anyone can enjoy this place, and it is highly recommended by every local if you plan on asking around.

You will be amazed at how well each animal is fed, cleaned, and looked after. So, don’t visit CALM on your trip to Bakersfield.

With over 200 animals and 80 species and amazing exhibitions, you will be quite surprised that a small 6 ha park can’t be toured in a whole day! This place has so much to explore and learn in this place, and it is great for everyone!

Things You Can Do:

  • Ask around questions from the staff

The staff of this zoo loves answering questions. They take great pride in this facility having a great chance to do something noble. So, whether you have some strange questions or your kids want to know more about the animals, ask away.

And be amazed over how much they know about each animal and the zoo.

  • Take pictures

With so many things to see and smiles around you, click a picture and save the little piece of memory in a photograph forever.

  • Don’t forget to check the gift shop, with so many things to buy and save them as souvenirs. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, it is still nice to see it.
  • You can also picnic at this place, bring your favorite food, and just eat it under the shade.


  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors (60+): $7
  • Children (3-12): $6
  • Children under 3: FREE


  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am–4 pm
  • Monday: Closed


10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306, United States

Contact Information:


Hotels Nearby:

Extended Stay America – Bakersfield – California Avenue, La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bakersfield South

8) Downtown Bakersfield

If you decide to skip Downtown Bakersfield, you might have missed all the great things happening in the city. This part of the city has everything you could imagine!

Downtown Bakersfield

From local boutiques that might be dangerous to your wallet to pastry shops that will have you licking your finger, from casinos to test your luck to restaurants, from local markets to antique stores, jewelry, and whatnot!

If you plan to go to Bakersfield, this has to be on your list. The best part is that everyone is so friendly, and the locals love tourists.

Things You Can Do:

You can do many things in Downtown Bakersfield, so here are some ideas for you!

  • You can dine at the top fanciest restaurants or the little fancy ones, but regardless of where you go, the food will not disappoint!
  • From a small distance, you can walk to the Kern River Park trail in the southwest. You will have so many things to do, which we will discuss below.
  • There are many shopping venues where you can buy some really good things! Plus, what is a vacation without shopping?
  • A perfect place if you are looking for some nightclubs!

Hotels Nearby:

Padre Hotel, Bakersfield Marriott Hotel

9) Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is the heart of Bakersfield’s art and entertainment industry. It was built during the 1930swithd a rocky history of opening, closing, and even ALMOST demolished!

But yet, the theatre is still standing and has premiered many shows, music videos, and even some foreign movies! That is how popular this venue is.

Fox Theatre

The historic venue is also admired for its interior design. It was originally a  silent movie house until the ‘’talking’’ movies surprised the city and everyone else.

Today, it hosts shows, movies, operas, and many more. Just looking at the landmark shows the.

So, do check out this place!

Things You Can Do:

  • Book a show and enjoy the place and the comfortable seating
  • Stay updated with the calendar, so you don’t miss out on the chance of some great events and concerts
  • You can even meet some artists the backstage
  • Photograph all of the memory 
  • Get a chance to meet some producers and actors, because there is no way you won’t meet one!
  • You can book a whole theatre for one of your private films, events, or anything.

Interesting Fact About This Place:

The Fox Theatre was not always active, so after being in the business for 47 years, the theatre closed but opened again in 1984.

However, the most interesting part of this theatre is that when in 1994, the Fox Theatre had a threat with being demolished, but due to a small group of businessmen and women, it survived. 

Interesting enough, this was not the only time when the venue. In 1954 when an earthquake hit CA, a major loss had occurred throughout the region but shockingly, nothing to the theatre (apart from the minor damages.

So, to see the strongest and surviving landmark is a chance no one should miss out on, especially if they are downtown.


Prices may vary from show to show, but the estimated price may start from $5 to $15 for a movie.

In any event, charges are higher and may start from $40.


2001 H St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-324-1369

Hotels Nearby:

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bakersfield South, Padre Hotel, and Bakersfield Marriott Hotel

10) New Taj Palace Indian Restaurant

Travelling and eating can be a little hard if you belong to the Muslim community.

Finding an authentic restaurant serving halal food is hard when you are a minority, so keeping it in mind, we have brought you one of the most popular halal restaurants.

New Taj Palace Indian Restaurant

Just to clarify, this is NOT ONLY FOR MUSLIMS. Anyone can dine here!

So, what is so special about the New Taj Palace Indian Restaurant?

There is a lot as to why this place is hyped up. Well, not only do they have fast service, but the unique atmosphere is something to look at.

You can either opt for the buffet or go with simple ordering, but if you are new to trying this cuisine, go with the buffet option and explore the delicious Indian food!

The spices are moderated, but the taste is not something the owner can compromise on. Maybe that is why this is one of the most popular and budget-friendly restaurants you can visit when you are in Bakersfield and want to experience everything Indian. 

Then this is the safest and most delicious option you can have

Popular Dish On The Menu:

  • Chicken Biryani
  • Chilli Chicken 
  • Okra curry served with Garlic Naan
  • Chicken butter Masala


  • Tuesday to Sunday: 11 am–3 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Monday: CLOSED


3805 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-834-7737

Hotels Nearby:

 La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bakersfield South.

11) Valley Plaza Mall

Valley Plaza Mall is one of the largest malls in the San Joaquin Village and Bakersfield. The mall has over 140 chorus stores, including Target, Sephora, Forever 21, Michael Kors, and many more

Valley Plaza Mall

It opened in 1956 with an area of 900,000 square feet but expanded in 1986 and then again on October 15, 2018. With more than 140 stores, food courts, and cinemas, going to a mall is never a bad choice.

You will have the friendliest staff to help you choose the best outfit or makeup. There are toy shops for kids to go through, makeup because there is NO SUCH THING AS LESS MAKEUP, salons, and everything over here!

The mall has everything, whether you want to shop for the trendiest clothes or buy cute jewelry from the stalls. Even going to a movie is not a bad idea if your partner is busy shopping and you aren’t one!

And just for the record, this mall is so big you would need at least more than a day to go through all the shops and eateries!

So, for an experience like no other, head to Bakersfield’s Biggest shopping mall!

Things To Do:

  • More than 20 eateries have affordable and budget dinners/lunches.
  • You can also head to the cinema to watch some newly released movies. It is great to spend your day.
  • With over 140 stores, there is no way you won’t find the perfect gift for your loved ones or the perfect dress! The mall is so big, your legs will be tired, but options won’t
  • Head to the Sugar Nail for the best and trendiest acrylic nails!
  • There are many options for you to get your style up, and if you need recommendations, to figure out what suits you the best. Then just so you know, the staff are quite expert at that, not only will they suggest the trendiest outfits to wear, but they will even suggest many other things to boost your confidence and wardrobe!
  • Events to take part in! Events usually happen when the holiday season is nearby, so make sure you don’t miss them!
  • Set up your stall! If you have something you want to sell, then what’s a better idea than displaying it at the mall?
  • You don’t need money to enjoy it! 
  • Whether you shop or not, trying random clothes, you are not going to buy is still fun, and a little window shopping won’t hurt anyone.


  • Monday to Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm


2701 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93304, United States

Contact Information:

+1 (661) 396-2801

Hotels Nearby:

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bakersfield South, Bakersfield Marriott Hotel

12) Sequoia National Forest

If you are looking for something unique and fun, how about a drive from Bakersfield to the forest headquarters of Sequoia National forest? You can set up a camp, explore California’s national forest, and learn many things.

Sequoia National Forest

To make your trip more fun, request a tour guide who can show you some of the hidden stops and places you have not covered on your journey, stories, facts, and many things that will surprise you!

You can just go back after a half-day tour, but the fun begins at night when you decide to camp in the forest. This is surely an experience no one would want to miss out on!

Things To Do:

  • Camping

As long as you have the camping permit, you are allowed to stay under the stars and have a great night. It is an experience you don’t want to miss out on.

  • Hiking And Tracking

There are proper trails and tracks to guide you back to your camp stop, so there is no way you can get lost here! Apart from that, why would you miss out on the chance of hiking through the areas?

  • Fishing And Swimming 
  • Nature Viewing
  • Picnicking

These are just a few things that I have listed. There is a lot more for you to experience and be surprised by!


1839 South Newcomb Street, Porterville, CA 93257, United States

Contact Information:

+1 760-379-5646

13) Get Yourself A Tattoo!

What is the most impulsive thing you might have done? If you have a lot, here is a random one: Getting your tattoo from- Third Energy Tattoo and Piercing.

Get Yourself A Tattoo!

It can be a little hard for you to go to a new city and get a tattoo there, but  Third Energy Tattoo and Piercing has magnificent work you can see on their Instagram.

If you are still skeptical, let me tell you that this place has an overall 4.8. The artists have an experience of more than seven years. They can fix an embarrassing tattoo of yours with skills that will have your mind blown.

So, whether you want a cool tattoo covering your whole body or a small but unique one on your arm, the Third Energy Tattoo and Piercing is the safest choice to get it. 

To add up, even the prices are quite reasonable, and every artist is professional with their work, so you won’t hesitate to ask questions


3401 Chester Ave F, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-748-1800

14) Ingenious Escape Rooms – Bakersfield

What if you could wake up and you were living out your favorite movie, not the cute and romantic ones but the thriller and horror ones? 

Scary right? But wait, there’s more! 

Ingenious Escape Rooms - Bakersfield

In Bakersfield, get the experience of unlocking some mysterious doors and solving puzzles (which will have you scream all over the place) while the clock runs faster than ever! 

Challenge your friends, and see if you and your team can solve everything in just an hour. If you have a smart nerd in your group, now is the chance to team up for some challenging fun!

It’s a great experience, and with over five rooms for you to unlock with LIMITED time, things do get tricky, but it is worth the experience! 

So you can either book a ticket online or at the venue, but if you are in town and you want to do something fun, then this is your place! 

And that’s not it. If you want to plan an event, that’s an option too. 
So, what are you waiting for? Head to Ingenious Escape Rooms, can see if you can come out alive!

Ticket Price:

  • $34.95 Per Player for Teams of 1-3 
  • $31.95 Per Player for a Teams of 4+


  • Monday-Thursday: 11 AM-9 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM-10 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 AM-10 PM


8908 Forest Oaks Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93312, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-866-5850

Hotels Nearby:

Bakersfield Marriott Hotel, Padre Hotel

15) Central Park at Mill Creek

If you are looking for a place away from stress and just a calm area to sit back and relax, then there’s no park better than Central Park At Mill Creek. 

The park is 1.5 miles long, runs along two canals, and is the only park in Downtown Bakersfield. 

Central Park at Mill Creek

Many things are nearby, including the Bakersfield Museum of Arts and Bakersfield Community Hall. 

Interesting enough, but the park was created in 1921 and has been rebuilt, and it was in 2009 when the design was finalized (which we see right now) 

The park has public restrooms for use, as well as a playground for the kids. It is also equipped with Wi-Fi service, but there is a fee.

Things To Do:

  • You can plan a picnic or a date at this park. It is romantic and also the park is really beautiful for that
  • Taking Pictures at this park is not a bad idea
  • It is a great place for anyone to relax and enjoy the weather 
  • Tracking and jogging are options too!


500 19th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-326-3866

Hotels Nearby:

Hampton Inn Bakersfield-Central, Best Western Plus Hill House, Padre Hotel

16) Camelot Park

Camelot Park can be considered a heaven for kids aged five to seventeen. 

There are so many things for them to do and rides to enjoy that they might even forget their parents the whole day! 

Camelot Park

You can consider it a small Amusement park, with more than five rides but great fun!  You can either pay for the packages or activities. There’s so much to explore and have fun with! 

Head to Camelot Park for the perfect evening, lunch, and maybe an escape from the kids for just a few hours.

Things To Do:

  • There is a Video Arcade game for kids (or adults) to play with! 
  • Mini Jets for the little ones.
  • Batting Cages for kids to practice baseballs or just learn the game
  • Bumper Boats, because bumper are a little quite old *wink*
  • Race around and have your driving skills checked with the Go Karts
  • Mini Golf (18 Holes)
  • Host an event and have a great time after your party! 
  • Take pictures!


Open all week, from 12 pm to 9 pm.


1251 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93304, United States

Contact Information:

+1 661-859-1812

Hotel Nearby:

Hampton Inn Bakersfield-Central, Best Western Plus Hill House

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1) Is It Worth Visiting Bakersfield?

Bakersfield is the 4th largest city in California, and it has so many things to do and places to visit that are fun and unique. So, yes, Bakersfield is worth going because there is something for everyone to enjoy.

2)  What Is Bakersfield Famous For?

Bakersfield is famous for famous artists and country music singers such as Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. The city’s name is ‘’ the country music capital of the West Coast’’. 

The city is famous for its historical landmarks, nature and wildlife tours, zoos, and many more.

3) Is there any Mosque In Bakersfield?

Yes, there are mosques, and below are listed a few for the Muslim community.

  • Islamic Centre of Bakersfield

Address: 701 Ming Ave #146, Bakersfield, CA 93307, United States

  • Masjid Umar Ibn-Al-Khattab

Address: Kentucky St, Bakersfield, CA 93305, United States

  • Imam bargah Al Mahdi Shia Islamic Center.

Address: 136-1400 Easton Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93309, United States

4) When Is The Best Time To Visit Bakersfield?

March is considered the best time to visit Bakersfield, but if you plan to visit between June and September, the weather is great for playing on the beach, and pool activities are perfect for fighting against the hot weather.

5) Is Bakersfield Safe To Visit?

Baker is a safe town to visit, but try not to get into drama and avoid any place that may seem unsuspicious.

6) Places To Avoid In Bakersfield?

Although Bakersfield may seem safe, there are a few areas where tourists might want to avoid Homker park, Zip code 93307 (east side of Golden Highway).

7) How Many Days Should I Spend In Bakersfield?

Ideally, tourists stay three nights and four days to explore the most popular sites, but if you can extend your holidays, that is not a bad option. So, 3 or 4 days is enough, but anything longer would be great.

8) How Much Money Should I Bring For My Vacation?

This solely depends on your lifestyle. If you are a family of four, then $3500 may seem enough, excluding the return tickets, shopping, and hotel in which you are planning to stay. However, you can survive on $1500 (or less) if you are a solo traveler.

9) What Are Some Of The Best Budget-Friendly Hotels To Stay In?

  • Super 8 by Wyndham Bakersfield South CA
  • Ramada by Wyndham Bakersfield North
  • Vagabond Inn Bakersfield North

10) What Are Some Of The Best Luxury Hotels To Stay In?

  • The Padre Hotel
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Bakersfield
  • Hourglass Hotel, Ascend Hotel