An apparent inspiration to writers everywhere, Bakersfield is referenced in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Stephen King’s Misery and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.
Known for its spectacular attractions – both natural and man-made – Bakersfield is filled with intriguing destinations and visitor adventure. Take in an evening of refined entertainment at the historic Fox Theater. Go boating and fishing on beautiful Lake Webb and discover a fascinating 18th-century village at the Kern County Museum. Shopping enthusiasts can explore the celebrated downtown antiques district or choose modern venues such as East Hills Mall and Valley Plaza. Sports are big too with thousands of fans cheering on the local Condors and Jam. Auto racing fans will be in heaven with two nearby state-of-the-art tracks.