- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Bakersfield, California
Bakersfield’s Got Something Even Texas Can’t Top
Bakersfield is the oil capital of California, which may not seem like that big a deal until you find out that Kern County is actually the nation's most oil productive county. Can't beat that, Texas!
Even Though It’s Actually Kinda Like A Left-Coast Texas
A bunch of people from Texas moved out to Bakersfield back in the day. Call me crazy, but I think all those oil rigs might also have had something to do with it
Skip The Koolickles, But Save Room For Fried Fair Foods
When it comes right down to it, what's the real reason you never miss a fair? Fried things. Preferably on sticks. Try the:
Deep-fried baked potatoes Deep-fried waffle Deep-fried grilled cheese Cheese-stuffed Or the bacon-wrapped deep-fried jalapenos
Just do your stomach a favor and stay the heck away from those Kool-Aid-soaked pickles (aka Koolickles)—some things were just not meant to be.
Keep CALM And Enjoy The Zoo
The California Living Museum, better known as CALM, is a small and, yes, relatively peaceful zoo that allows you to get right up close to some of the wildlife native to the area.