It’s fun to meet new people and fun to see new places. But sometimes, there is a lot of fun right in front of you! There are so many fun things that can happen at night, and being in Bakersfield ensures that they will be happening all the time. Here are some reasons why you should stay for the night:
You may find yourself out on one of our famous golf courses playing with your friends from work. You could end up having an amazing dinner downtown at one of our fabulous restaurants or maybe you’ll just want to take it easy by going for a walk along the Kern River or sitting on a bench next to City Hall watching all the people go.
Bakersfield has few virtual reality Centers, which means you can get fun and interactive with your friends. And of course, since this is the valley, we will always have a pool or hot tub open for you to enjoy!
The BLVD is a bar with arcades and bowling. It is fun for people of all ages.
Check out one of the local museums or a botanical garden while you’re here too!
What Downtown Bakersfield offers:
Downtown Bakersfield has great nightlife options, located in some fun areas around town like downtown and East Bakersfield. You can find live stand ups or shows running nightly in the downtown area.
If you are a fun loving person, go to Camelot park or the Bakersfield Speedway! It has many games and rides that will provide fun for any age.
If you are looking to be a little more mellow, visit the Children’s Museum or one of our many parks and garden for a long walk.
The park at Riverwalk is located in the heart of the city with a great view of the water and fun activities for kids to enjoy. You can have a nice bike ride through the park on one of the many paths or watch a fun movie in their amphitheater.
The Bakersfield Museum is also fun and interesting with an emphasis on our agricultural history and lifestyle. Kern County Raceway hosts the NASCAR’s Whelen All-American Series.
Many activities are held at Mechanics Bank Arena, including concerts, sporting events and trade shows. Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area is humanmade lake with an extensive pier and fun family activities. You can enjoy fishing, kayaking, and birdwatching.
Buena Vista Winery has a beautiful tasting room with the first California-style winery in Kern County, as well as live music on Fridays during lunchtime or afternoons from May to September.
For dining and shopping you can visit malls and restaurants on Chester Avenue, and enjoy a fun night out at Bakersfield Music Theatre. Valley Plaza Mall has many retailer’s shops like HM for you to explore.
If you are in a mood for gambling, Bakersfield has a fun casino for you. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino offers slot machines, a lounge and table games like blackjack or craps.
For nightlife, Old Town Bakersfield has the best of local music at The Bakersfield Blues Club which is open daily from 11am-midnight with no cover charge until 12:30 am. If you are looking for an outdoor movie, head to the Bakersfield Train Depot where they show movies on a huge screen and you can enjoy some fun entertainment before the film.
If you want to stay up late, head over to The Handle Bar for a party as it is open until at least 12:30 am every night. You will be able to enjoy drinks as well it serves you with fun live entertainment.
If you are looking to stay the night, there is no shortage of hotel options in Bakersfield with a variety of price ranges and amenities.
I hope these fun things will inspire you to make a stop in Bakersfield tonight!