Things to do in Bakersfield

Rest and relax in the friendly city of Bakersfield

Bakersfield is a medium-sized city in California, USA. It is not your usual tourist destination but it is still full of historic and cultural attractions that can wow travelers and holidaymakers. Festivals, sporting events, and cultural shows take place in Bakersfield throughout the year.


Things to do in Bakersfield


CALM – California Living Museum

There is a place named CALM, short for California Living Museum, in Bakersfield where you can see and visit wounded animals. It is much like a zoo that keeps and takes care of animals that cannot go back to the wild because of some kind of injury.



Sports are also a major activity in the city, as evident in the numerous sporting organizations in the area. There is a volleyball club and a professional baseball team that are based in Bakersfield. If you want to watch some live sports, you can visit the Robobank Arena and the Bakersfield Sports Village for match schedules.


Music and concerts

You can also watch musical concerts in the Robobank Theater. If you are a big fan of the orchestra, you can attend one of the performances of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.


Getting out of the city

If you want to go out of the city, there are commercial planes that service routes like Bakersfield to Las Vegas and Bakersfield to Denver.


When to go to Bakersfield

Because of the desert climate of Bakersfield, the city has a long summer season and a short, wet winter season. The hot, dry summer months of April to October feature temperatures that usually go above 38°C (100°F). Winter lasts from December to February, with average temperatures of 3.9 to 17.1°C (39 to 62.8°F).



Numerous festivals and events are held in Bakersfield throughout the year. The Famoso Raceway, a drag racing event, takes place in March. The Kern County Fair, an annual agricultural show, is held in September and during the festival there’s tons of various things to do in Bakersfield and events to attend like concerts, rodeos, and agricultural expos.


Things to do in Bakersfield

Bakersfield Facts

Population347 483
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportMeadows Fld, United States (BFL)

Bakersfield average temperatures

4~19 °C 7~19 °C 21 °C 25 °C 20~30 °C 22~34 °C 24~38 °C 25~37 °C 25~33 °C 18~28 °C 8~21 °C 4~19 °C


Golf in Bakersfield

There are a couple of really nice golf courses in the outskirts of Bakersfield. Sundale Country Club has a moderately challenging 18 hole course where you can enjoy a relaxing round of golf. If you are more advanced you can play from the back tees, making it a really challenging course. Kern River Golf Course is located northeast of Bakersfield near the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is a really fun course to play on, and a scenic one too as you get amazing views for the mountains as you play.

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