Destination guide

The lively city of Bakersfield awaits you

The area's live music and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Bakersfield. This welcoming city allures visitors with its restaurants and shopping. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Bakersfield

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Bakersfield a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Camelot Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Kern County Fairgrounds (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Links at Riverlakes Ranch Golf Course (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Ming Seven Golf Course (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Hart Memorial Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • California Living Museum (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bakersfield

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Bakersfield is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • The Park At River Walk (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Hart Memorial Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Tule Elk State Natural Reserve (19.6 mi / 31.6 km)
  • Wasco Recreation Ball Park (23.5 mi / 37.9 km)
  • Buttonwillow Recreation Park (25 mi / 40.2 km)
  • Taft City Park (29.1 mi / 46.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bakersfield

The nearest airport is in Bakersfield, CA (BFL-Meadows Field), located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Bakersfield Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bakersfield?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 60 vacation rentals near Bakersfield. From 40 Houses to 4 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bakersfield for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bakersfield?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bakersfield. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bakersfield College: 39 vacation rentals
  • Kern River Golf Course: 39 vacation rentals
  • Bakersfield Museum of Art: 39 vacation rentals
  • Links at Riverlakes Ranch Golf Course: 39 vacation rentals
  • California State University-Bakersfield: 39 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bakersfield listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bakersfield?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 40 Houses in Bakersfield. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bakersfield include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4 rentals available
  • Studios: 2 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bakersfield?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 19 vacation rentals with pool available in Bakersfield. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.