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Bakersfield Travel Guide, California

Bakersfield Travel guide-Big City Appeal, Small City Charm

The city of Bakersfield is a metropolitan located in Kern County at the southern end of California's Great Central Valley. The city was founded by Colonel Thomas Baker while he was trekking westward to find gold.

Bakersfield was one of the first cities in the United States to adopt the council-manager form of government. The main core of this type of government is to make the city council adopt decrees; establish various committees for the well being of the city, appoint members of various committees and establishes general policies for the city.

Bakersfield Travel guide- Geography and Demography

Bakersfield is located at 35°21′24″North 119°01′07″West  / 35.35667, -119.01861 and at a 400-foot elevation. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city is spread across a total area of 114.4 square miles, of which 113.1 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water.

According to recent surveys, they have a population of about 406,000. The per capita income for the city was $17,678.

Bakersfield Travel guide - Agriculture

Bakersfield's climatic conditions which is warm and dry, contributes to its huge 200 crop agribusiness base. It includes cultivation of citrus fruits, potatoes, table grapes, almonds, pistachios, tomatoes, and pomegranates. It caters to the world’s needs of carrot and is the number one producer. Bakersfield is also the fourth largest producer of oil in the U.S

Bakersfield Travel guide- Entertainment

Bakersfield is the home of McMurtrey Aquatic Center. The facility features an exclusive 8,551 square foot leisure pool and a 50m pool where competitions are held. Other amenities include water slides, spray water park and specifically planned wet play equipment. The aquatic activities here include lap swimming and aqua aerobics such as Deep Water Intervals, Kayaking, Youth Water Polo, Fly Fishing etc.

For those of you interested in ice skating and ice hockey, Bakersfield‘s ice sports center would be ideal to chill out. They offer public skating and even have schedules for young learners. They also offer three divisions of ice hockey for players of 18 & older.

Seasons vary for each allotment according to anumber of players and a number of teams registered in the season.

Bakersfield Travel guide- Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center

We can enjoy world class performances of entertainers at the Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center. Rock bands and musicians perform here. Basketball games are also held at the arena. Film lovers come here because of the big screens available. Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center have the state of art parking services and tickets for shows and games are available online.

The Bright House Networks Amphitheatre is situated at The Park in River Walk at Stockdale Highway. The Amphitheatre is a high-tech outdoor public performance venue.

You could also visit Santa Maria which is only 81 miles away or Burbank which is 92 km away.

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  • luciBig Shoe Repair
    travel tip by luci posted more then 30 days ago
    Though not one of the most major attractions of the city, the Big Shoe Repair is definitely a sight you shouldn't miss while traveling through Bakersfield. It is the perfect picture background to show off with to your friends or...
  • tylerdReplay Lounge
    travel tip by tylerd posted more then 30 days ago
    Also a sports bar, the Replay Lounge is a great place to spend your evening beside great good and good company. They have several flat screen tvs set up throughout the bar so when the games are on, you can watch it easily. If you're...
  • zdankoHungry Hunter Steakhouse
    travel tip by zdanko posted more then 30 days ago
    They may have the best steaks in Bakersfield, and being a popular place, the Hungry Hunter Steakhouse was well-packed when we went there to dine. The food is really something, with tasty side dishes and perfectly prepared ribs. We...
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