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Best Things To Do In Bakersfield

Hourglass Hotel is uniquely located near many popular destinations in Bakersfield. And we're less than a mile from some of the best restaurants in the area. Enjoy delicious BBQ, or indulge in gourmet French cuisine. You can also relax with a cold mug of beer or cocktail at one of the local bars. Your Hourglass Hotel is just a short drive or rideshare away from wherever your mood or appetite takes you.

Fox Theater

Fox Theater in Bakersfield features an elegant décor that is a reminder of a classic, romantic bygone era. This historic theater regularly shows classic and cult films on the big-screen, as well as live musical acts, and other special shows.

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Mechanics Bank Arena

Mechanics Bank Arena is a 10,225 seat arena just a short drive from the Hourglass Hotel. After a day of exploring this amazing entertainment complex, come back to your well-appointed luxury room at the Hourglass Hotel.

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Fox Theater

Fox Theater in Bakersfield features an elegant décor that is a reminder of a classic, romantic bygone era. This historic theater regularly shows classic and cult films on the big-screen, as well as live musical acts, and other special shows.

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Mechanics Bank Arena

Mechanics Bank Arena is a 10,225 seat arena just a short drive from the Hourglass Hotel. After a day of exploring this amazing entertainment complex, come back to your well-appointed luxury room at the Hourglass Hotel.

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California State University, Bakersfield

California State University, Bakersfield is a public university featuring a 375-acre campus with 39 different Bachelor's degrees, 17 Master's degrees, and a Doctoral. It’s just a short drive or rideshare from your room at the Hourglass Hotel.

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Buck Owens Crystal Palace

Check out interesting memorabilia related to Buck Owens and enjoy a live music performance as you relish delicious food and drinks at Buck Owen's Crystal Palace.

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14.3 Miles

Lake Ming

Spend a peaceful day outdoors when you visit Lake Ming. Go motorboating or water-skiing on this 104-acre lake. You can also see a host of sailboats on the lake on the second full weekend of every month or fish for rainbow trout during the winter months.

19.5 Miles

Famoso Raceway

Visit the historic home of the annual March Meet in Bakersfield, California. This drag strip, located on Famoso Road, was first built in World War II as a training base and then changed to a racing strip when a group of drag racing pioneers purchased the West strip.

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2.6 Miles

Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame

Don't miss a visit to this 100-year-old iconic attraction when in Bakersfield. The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame hosts memorable live performances by various local and national articles. Groove to your favorite performer as you enjoy a live performance in this historical structure.

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13.3 Miles

California Living Museum (Bakersfield Zoo)

Get ready for an interesting experience at the California Living Museum. Come face to face with several animals and learn about the native plant species of California. Visit the reptile park, take a train tour, or watch your children observe and interact with the zoo's lamb or goat.

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2.7 Miles

BMOA Bakersfield Museum of Art

The BMOA Bakersfield Museum of Art is an art lover's paradise. Located in Central Park, it houses four galleries that showcase original artworks by regional and traveling artists. Spend a calm afternoon at the museum, admiring the artwork. You can even attend an event or class to learn more about art.

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Buck Owens Crystal Palace

Check out interesting memorabilia related to Buck Owens and enjoy a live music performance as you relish delicious food and drinks at Buck Owen's Crystal Palace.

VISIT WEBSITE

14.3 Miles

Lake Ming

Spend a peaceful day outdoors when you visit Lake Ming. Go motorboating or water-skiing on this 104-acre lake. You can also see a host of sailboats on the lake on the second full weekend of every month or fish for rainbow trout during the winter months.

19.5 Miles

Famoso Raceway

Visit the historic home of the annual March Meet in Bakersfield, California. This drag strip, located on Famoso Road, was first built in World War II as a training base and then changed to a racing strip when a group of drag racing pioneers purchased the West strip.

VISIT WEBSITE

2.6 Miles

Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame

Don't miss a visit to this 100-year-old iconic attraction when in Bakersfield. The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame hosts memorable live performances by various local and national articles. Groove to your favorite performer as you enjoy a live performance in this historical structure.

VISIT WEBSITE

13.3 Miles

California Living Museum (Bakersfield Zoo)

Get ready for an interesting experience at the California Living Museum. Come face to face with several animals and learn about the native plant species of California. Visit the reptile park, take a train tour, or watch your children observe and interact with the zoo's lamb or goat.

VISIT WEBSITE

2.7 Miles

BMOA Bakersfield Museum of Art

The BMOA Bakersfield Museum of Art is an art lover's paradise. Located in Central Park, it houses four galleries that showcase original artworks by regional and traveling artists. Spend a calm afternoon at the museum, admiring the artwork. You can even attend an event or class to learn more about art.

VISIT WEBSITE

2.5 Miles

Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

If you love history, then a visit to the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History is a must. The museum, located in the arts district, focuses on Geology, Paleontology, and Anthropology. Check out the interesting exhibits on display and learn about our evolution.

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3.0 Miles

Kern County Museum

Learn a little more about Kern County at the Kern County Museum. Learn about the life of Kern County in the 19th century through the exhibits spread over 16 acres.

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