Hidden Treasures in Bakersfield
From uptown to downtown and north to south, we've traveled across a different road in Bakersfield to bring you its lesser-known and must-see destinations. Detour from the main attractions by using our list to discover the road less traveled and experience memorable destinations.
"Grown RIPE Here" & "U-Pick your own" are key ingredients at the Murray Family Farms Station
. Visitors find these two options helpful when strolling through 1,000,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables on 360 acres, with 43 acres of roadside gardens offering you tons of fun, flavor, and value!
Address: 9557 Copus Road Bakersfield, CA 93313 - MAP
Phone: (661) 858-1100
Sierra South Mountain Sports
is where the road less traveled ends, and water fun begins. You'll find yourself on the ride of your life when you raft down the Kern River on a water excursion that you're sure to enjoy. You'll have the thrill of your life kayaking on a wet and wild rafting trip.
Address: 11300 Kernville Road Kernville, CA 93238 - MAP
Step away from the mall and into The Marketplace
, Bakersfield's unique shopping and entertainment experience. Stroll along flowered walkways and venture into rare boutiques such as Apricot Lane and Bella at the Marketplace. While you're there, dine at fabulous eateries like Mama Tosca's Ristorante Italiano or catch a blockbuster movie at Regal Entertainment. Also, check out the calendar and be in attendance for a cool outdoor concert event.
Address: Ming Avenue & Haggin Oaks Boulevard Bakersfield, CA 93311 - MAP
Phone: (714) 545-1400
Discover tranquility at the Central Park
at Mill Creek in Bakersfield. Spend a day in the park, surrounded by trees and three million pounds of boulders from the Kern River. The park features stamp concrete walkways, lined with turn-of-the-century themed fixtures, and a covered pedestrian bridge crossing over a babbling brook.
The Food Network Show found Sweet Surrender
in Bakersfield to be the hidden jewel of sugary sweetness and a boutique sensation. The sugar shack brims with the smell of fresh brewed coffee, and fresh baked cakes, cookies, desserts, and gourmet truffles sprinkled with the perfect dash of stylish apparel and accessory wares.
Address: 6433 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309 - MAP
Phone: (661) 835-8530