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A Day in Bakersfield

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Bakersfield is rich with history, culture, art, music, sports or recreational activities. The city has lot to offer, historic buildings, authentic cuisines, vibrant nightlife, country music, culture and outdoor fun. Come and Explore Bakersfield in 24 hours through this itinerary-

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Breakfast at 9:00am!

Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast at the 24th Street Cafe. It serves up mouthwatering traditional dishes, such as chicken-fried steak, pancakes, eggs Benedict, burgers, biscuits, and more classic dishes.  

Address: 1415 24th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-323-8801
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00am-2:30pm

Immerse yourself in history at 10:00am!

Head over to the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History that features the largest, rarest and oldest collection of fossils from the Miocene era. It also hosts seasonal camps for kids and conducts lectures on earth science topics, such as paleontology, geology and archaeology. A repository of prehistoric artifacts!

Address: 2018 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-324-6350
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Distance from 24th Street Cafe: 0.6miles or 3minutes drive

Explore the art at 11:00am!

Visit the Bakersfield Museum of Art that has permanent collection from famous regional and international artists, and many traveling exhibits. Explore the great collection of artwork, paintings, sculptures and photographs spanning several centuries.

Address: 1930 R St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-323-7219
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Website: www.bmoa.org/ 
Distance from Buena Vista Museum of Natural History: 0.7miles or 3minutes drive

Step back in time at 12:00pm!

Head over to the Kern County Museum that features a combination of Native American, railroad, mining and agriculture exhibits, all associated to the history of Kern County and Bakersfield. Take an interactive tour of the historic village, fifty-seven historic structures and exhibits, hands-on oil exhibition- Black Gold: The Oil Experience.

Address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-437-3330
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Website: www.kcmuseum.org/ 
Distance from Bakersfield Museum of Art: 1.9miles or 5minutes drive

Out to Lunch at 1:00pm!

It’s lunch time! Head over to the Basque restaurant- Wool Growers Restaurant. Enjoy the regional fare and roasted meat at this eatery. The food served here, from beans, salads, soups to steaks and other Basque dishes fills you up.

Address: 620 E 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305, United States
Phone: 1 661-327-9584
Opening hours: Lunch hours-Monday to Saturday: 11:30am-2:00pm; Dinner hours-6:00pm-9:30pm
Distance from Kern County Museum: 2.3miles or 5minutes drive

Kids Fun at 2:00pm!

Head over for entertainment and education session to the Lori Brock Children’s Discovery Museum. It is an interactive kid’s museum with several interactive exhibits, historic tours, science camps, Mad Science lab, and several other learning programs. Learning is fun at this spot!

Address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-852-5050
Distance from Wool Growers Restaurant: 2.5miles or 6minutes drive

Go Shopping at 3:00pm!

For antiques and collectibles shopping, head over to the Five & Dime Antique Mall (1400 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States). This spot offers a smorgasbord of deals on antiques, house wares, clothes, jewelry, and other things.

Fill your shopping bags with the brands you love at the Valley Plaza (2701 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93304, United States). It features brands, such as Bebe, Banana Republic, Coach, Sephora, Swarovski, Michael Kors, and many more.

Sweet Stop at 5:00pm!

Head over to the Dewar’s, a popular dessert shop in Bakersfield that has been featured on the Food Network and the Red Carpet at the Oscars. Enjoy the handmade candy and sublime ice cream. Do taste the peanut-butter chews. Get your fav ice-cream at this spot! 

Address: 1120 Eye Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304, United States
Phone: 1 661-322-0933
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Distance from Five & Dime Antique Mall: 0.9miles or 4minutes drive

Explore the Bakersfield Sound at 6:00pm!

Head over to the Buck Owens' Crystal Palace that features Buck Owens music memorabilia. It is an all-in-one museum, restaurant and music spot that oozes history, Buck Owens’ legacy, and sounds of country music. Check out the country music memorabilia, such as photographs, guitars, and other items of Buck Owens’ collection. Many great music concerts are held at this palace. Catch a live show, sing with the world-famous artists and dance. This is the best spot to hear country music.  Celebrate the life of the famous legendary resident of the city!

Address: 2800 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308, United States
Phone: 1 661-328-7560
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-12:00pm; Sunday: 9:30am-2:30pm
Distance from Dewar’s: 2.5miles or 6minutes drive

Dinner at 8:00pm!

Head over to the Uricchio’s Trattoria that serves up delicious Italian fare. The orange almondine, chicken piccata and creme brulee cheesecake will have you raving about the food for days. Relish the classic dishes!

Address: 1400 17th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-326-8870
Opening hours: Lunch hours-Monday to Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm; Dinner hours: Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Distance from Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace: 2.1miles or 7minutes drive

Go Honky-Tonking at 10:00pm!

Go to the Trout’s Nightclub that offers live acts, karaoke, mechanical bull and line dancing. Kick up your heels to the great line-up of music stretching across the genres, sing karaoke, and treat yourself with a drink at the Trout’s!

Address: 805 North Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308, United States
Phone: 1 661-399-6700
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00am -2:00am
Distance from Uricchio’s Trattoria: 3.0miles or 9minutes drive

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