You have found yourself in Bakersfield for 24 hrs, now what? Consult the list below! It weaves bits and pieces of quintessential Bakersfield together to create one delightful day!
Wake up and eat at 24th St. Cafe
Head to Smith's Bakery on Union Ave. for a donut (the vanilla one with chocolate icing and crushed nut toppings is my favorite) ... and buy a few smiley face cookies for later
Drive up Union Ave. onto Panorama Drive to see The Bluffs
Drive from The Bluffs to the Old Corral Cafe to take a picture in front of the big Indian
Drive from Old Corral Cafe to Hart Park to see the peacocks and to feed the ducks/geese (if you’re brave enough and if it’s even legal?)
Take Alfred Harrell Hwy around to the 178 and head back to downtown
- Cafe Smitten and take a peek in at The House of Flowers (you know, to grab that air plant you’ve been dying to add to your houseplant collection!)
Relax at the hotel for a bit
Eat dinner at Noriega's (Basque Food, with it’s family style dining, has deep and awesome roots here in Bakersfield, so you’ll want to experience it)
Dessert at Dewar's (it’s like a step back in time, complete with the best ice cream you’ll probably ever have)
I hope you love your time in Bakersfield as much as I do! I mean, it’s pretty charming, so ENJOY!