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Bakersfield is a city in the state of California, in the United States. It is located in Kern County in between Fresno and Los Angeles, 110 miles from both cities. This major city is situated on the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Bakersfield is the 9th largest city in California.
Bakersfield’s economy is based on oil production, aerospace, mining, petroleum refining, manufacturing, distribution, food processing, and natural gas. A large section of the economy for the area is based on agriculture and food crops such as avocados. Top employers with office space or other facilities in Bakersfield include Kern County, the Giumarra Companies, Grimmway Farms, Bolthouse Farms, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, and City of Bakersfield.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do around Bakersfield, including the Kern County Museum. This museum houses a collection of regional artifacts, including permanent exhibits including one on oil extraction. There is also a Children’s Discovery Museum featuring interactive exhibits. One of these interactive exhibits showcases country music and the influence Bakersfield has had on the genre. Another museum in the area is the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History. This museum offers a marine fossil collection taken from the region, along with many other displays. Dining options in Bakersfield include Crystal Palace, Wool Growers Restaurant, Sequoia Sandwich Company, and Uricchio’s Trattoria which has developed a menu that features a mix of classic dishes and seasonal specialties designed to please even the most discerning palate.
The closest major airport to Bakersfield, California is Meadows Field. This airport is 6 miles from the city center. Bakersfield offers public transportation options including bus service and Amtrak train service. There are major road routes passing by for connections to interstate highways.