Bakersfield: What to do and Where to Go?


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Bakersfield has a rich history of agriculture and soil. Even though a large part of it is still on display, you will also come across some modern attractions. It is my love for the countryside scenery that took me to Bakersfield. If you are a nature lover, this is the perfect getaway for you. Sierra-Nevada forms the backdrop of the city. Listed below are some of the attractions you can check out when you are in this city.

Hart Memorial Park

This park contains attractions which make north-east Bakersfield so popular. It is nestled at the foot of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and along Kern River banks. The park covers an area of 370 acres. The scenery of this park mesmerized me as I took a walk around it. The entire park has trees shades where you can sit down and have a picnic with your family.

Kern County Museum

If you are looking to learn more about the history of the countryside city, you should definitely visit Kern County Museum. What surprised me was this museum has more than 60 historical structures forming the Pioneer Village outside the museum. Here, I learned about the different musicians who had started their musical journey from Bakersfield. The Haggard House present inside the museum will tell you about Merle Haggard.

Riverwalk Park

This is connected to the Parkway Trail of Kern River. It has two lakes where you can indulge in some fishing. The park covers an area of 32 acres. Its footbridge is set against great scenic beauty and you can click great photos here. Inside the park, I found Spectrum Amphitheatre where you can be a part of live music events and festivals all throughout the year. The park is a great place to relax amidst nature.