Bakersfield is fairly RV-friendly, with the Golden State Highway running right through the heart of the city. You'll also find lots of places to park up near downtown. Several campgrounds like the Bakersfield RV Resort and the Bakersfield River Run RV Park are within walking distance of top attractions. There are also a few places to park your motorhome for free temporarily, including Walmart.
Keep your whole crew happy with a day-out at the California Living Museum. This zoo aims to highlight the beauty of California's native wildlife. While touring the zoo, you'll come face-to-face with some of The Golden State's fascinating critters, like ring-tailed cats, porcupines, and golden eagles. The zoo also offers animal encounters where you can hold various reptiles and touch aquatic creatures as they swim by.
While in town, you should also take a tour of the Bakersfield Museum of Art. This art museum is the perfect way to learn about local culture, with most of the permanent exhibits featuring works by regional artists. The museum also regularly hosts temporary displays on local topics, like the Bakersfield Sound.
Discover the best of California's countryside with a trip to the Sequoia National Forest. Home to the largest concentration of Sequoia groves on the planet, the Sequoia National Forest is perfect for a woodland walk, with dozens of miles of trails to explore. If hiking isn't your thing, spend the day fishing on one of the forest's five rivers or take a dip in Hume Lake.