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Old 01-14-2020, 10:59 PM
 
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I went to places like Taft, Oildale, and downtown on public transport. I'd live there if I was given the chance, it seems more like middle america to me (more traditional values and a lot of people that would speak so slowly that you knew what they were going to say when they were only half finished)
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:48 PM
 
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Bakersfield's visitors are usually people who have friends or relatives that live in the city,and Bakersfield is just like any mid-sized city in the country in my opinion,but like everywhere else some people like it,while some people hate it.

Most of the tourism in Kern County revolves around outdoor recreation since there are Mountains,Lakes,Rivers,Deserts.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Bakersfield isn't a tourist mecca, by any means. It's just a place to live without all of the hustle and bustle, and high prices, of the coastal counties.

Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon, Kern River, Lake Isabella, Red Rock Canyon State Park, etc., are all nearby.

Bakersfield would be like taking Amarillo, Oklahoma City or Tulsa, Latinizing them a bit more, and plopping them down in Central California. It's definitely more laid back than Los Angeles/Orange County or San Francisco/San Jose.

Although they have their own cultural venues, a lot of people in Bakersfield come down into Los Angeles, on occasion, for our museums, amusement parks and live theatres.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:49 PM
 
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It's a dump. End of story
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Old 01-16-2020, 03:10 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Bakersfield's visitors are usually people who have friends or relatives that live in the city
Although they do have a tourist bureau: https://www.visitbakersfield.com/visitors/attractions/
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Fresno and Bakersfield's charm is how close they are to Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite national parks.

It's also fun to steal an orange or two from the groves.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:45 PM
 
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Fresno and Bakersfield's charm is how close they are to Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite national parks.

It's also fun to steal an orange or two from the groves.
In the same way South Central LA and Watts charm is how close they are to Beverly Hills.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:50 PM
 
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In the same way South Central LA and Watts charm is how close they are to Beverly Hills.
Someone was on a bus but didn't even get kicked off for spitting, never saw anything like that in Watts (If you'd just dropped me there I wouldn't have known it was Watts). The worst I saw was in Hollywood, a shopkeeper say "you see this?" about his bat when a guy asked for free food.
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:58 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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In the same way South Central LA and Watts charm is how close they are to Beverly Hills.
What a remarkable equivalency.
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Plus Bakersfield has a Merle Haggard Drive, how cool is that!
Honestly, I know very little about Bakersfield other than driving past to get to Fresno where I have family.
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