Bakersfield, CA

8 Attractions of Bakersfield You Must Visit This Summer

Asmita Karanje

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Bakersfield might not top the list of cities when it comes to travel. But here are ten reasons why you should pack your bags to visit this beautiful town in Kern county.

1. California Area Living Museum

The title might confuse you that it is a historic place, but you got it all wrong. It is an animal zoo filled with natural species of every kind. Not only do you get to see many animals, but many rare varieties of plants are also displayed in this museum.

If you are a nature lover, then this place is a must on your list. You can witness many animals including coyotes, bears, and badgers. Apart from animals and plants, you can also take a train along with your kids. It provides wholesome entertainment for the entire family.

2. Kern County Museum

Museums of any place maintain the legacy and are a source of cultural heritage. History is an essential aspect of any state, and so is the case with California. It is an open-air museum that pays its respect to the history of Bakersfield. It comprises the 50 historical antiques that were a part of the Bakersfield history of all the time.

Through this place, you learn about the oil history of the city, and it makes history an easy subject for those students who find it difficult. It is also the home ground of legendary singer Merle Haggard. You must reserve an hour or two for this place to explore this museum at peace.

3. River Walk Park

In summers, a calm walk and some cool breeze are all tourists wish for on foreign land. River Walk Park is one of the most visited parks with a fresh atmosphere. It is perfect to have a small picnic and enjoy some good food and music.

One can take a peaceful walk around the park while exploring the natural beauty. While walking, you will discover an oasis and two streams that end up in a river.

The scenic beauty of these waters is impressively tranquilizing for the eyes. One must visit this park as it perfectly goes along with the weather and mood.

4. Hart Park

Parks are always a recreation, especially in summers, when you need to have some fresh air to open your mind. It is spread over 350 acres.

The maintenance department of the park has unleashed peacocks that add up to the tranquility of the environment. The park is not only home to peacocks but a lot of other wildlife. There's a variety of foxes, raccoons, possums, beavers, ducks, and other animals.

5. Kern Canyon

It is one of the most natural sights with the river on the other side. It is located in Bakersfield; it attracts people due to its beautiful scenery and camping facilities. You can also hike and fish on this site while enjoying the pleasant weather. It is named a canyon as one of the original canyons was made by the Kern Valley and Southern San Joaquin Valley.

For this reason, this place is also known as the secret keeper of California. In this area, you get to witness a beautiful sunset in the evening.

One must camp here to see the hues of the sky under different shades of the sun.

6. Buena Vista Museum

Buena Vista Museum is one of its kind, exhibiting the fossils and remains of different animal species. You can visit this place with your family and see some of the spectacular sights. The museum is built over 20,000 sq. feet area; this place holds many rare fossils of American, Asian, and North American animals. There is a discovery center for kids as well to entertain and educate them about the museum.

7. Kern River Parkway Trail

Trails are common for hiking, but this trail offers you to enjoy biking on a rough track to elevate the endorphin. For those seeking some adventure, you must head out to this trail. You will bike on the asphalt trail of about 21.4 miles. The hiking trail takes you from a remote western end towards an urban end.

8. Valley Plaza Mall

Shopping malls define a state's interests and culture; it is a modern shopping mall that unveils everything needed. You can find a wide range of brands here and can get anything you like. Clothing is not the only thing you get from here; there is a food court, as well, that provides continental, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese food. You will have a great time here, and you will get to experience the norms of Bakersfield.

All these eight places are some of the exciting places in Bakersfield that can lift people's spirits. It offers a wholesome experience to those seeking to unwind from the hustle of city life.

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