By Christine M. Soltis
Bakersfield
California
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Looking to visit California soon?  Well, EscapeWizard.com has found a more conservative area of the state that gives off the feel of home. With a slogan of ‘Bakersfield: Life as it should be,’ this growing Californian town just might be the place you’ve been looking for. Many residents have come to Bakersfield to build their dream homes, making it the eleventh largest city in the state.

Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year in Bakersfield, EscapeWizard.com can help you with your first step to getting there. The primary airport for this destination is known as Meadows Field (BFL) and flights can be located at the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  EscapeWizard.com can help you book your trip to the celebrity state and also recommends finding hotel accommodations. Bakersfield offers a wide array of hotels, from those of which are familiar names, to those with a unique sense. EscapeWizard.com can also assist with booking your hotel. You can start your search by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Bakersfield offers a taste of the culture of Los Angeles along with a vast array of entertainment and recreational activities. EscapeWizard.com recommends taking advantage of what the town has to offer, such as visiting museums, art galleries, hiking, bicycling and trails along the lake.  Visit the Majestic Bakersfield Fox Theater to see a wide range of theatrics, such as ballet productions and rock concerts just to name a few. Operating since 1930, the Majestic Bakersfield Fox Theater has been established as an essential part of their arts culture. 

EscapeWizard.com assures you that there are many other exhibits to visit besides theater. The Bakersfield Museum of Art contains four galleries featuring art from exhibitors across the region.  In addition, the museum has spaces that are designated to traveling exhibits. EscapeWizard.com suggests checking out other local listings, such as the Kern County Museum and California Living Museum (Bakersfield Zoo). Bakersfield has much more entertainment to offer, such as the Downtown Arts District, Centennial Garden Arena and Convention Center, golf courses and professional sports teams.
 
If the warm weather gets you motivated to stay outside, there are plenty of outdoor activities that will help you enjoy the California sunshine. Along the Kern River, you will find opportunities for white water rafting, or you can grab your bike or strap on your boots for a hike along the nearby trails. Just a short drive away from Bakersfield is the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, where you can continue your outdoor hiking or biking adventures within the Sequoia National Forest.  Once there, be sure to check out the Giant Sequoia National Monument, which encompasses 353,000 acres. The acres are full of groves featuring The Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron Giganteum), which is the world's largest naturally occurring tree.

When night rolls around, there is a wide selection of local night spots to hit up, from pizza and pub joints to steakhouses and grills. Bakersfield boasts the largest number of Basque restaurants in the United States, which means they carry on the traditions of their ancestors, preparing hearty meals through the decades. EscapeWizard.com recommends a search of all local options for any new or established bars or restaurants.

Once your stay comes to an end, you may not want to leave and will instead agree that vacationing in Bakersfield was indeed ‘life as it should be.’ Just click on the above links to start planning your next vacation to Bakersfield, California.
Hotels in Bakersfield
By Chrystyne Jackson
Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield
5101 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
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Located on 7.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Four Points by Sheraton is the place to stay when visiting Bakersfield. The hotel features 197 recently renovated guestrooms. The Four Points offers limited free airport transportation services and limited free shuttle service to the surrounding area. Express video check out is available.

Guests at the Four Points will appreciate the contemporary, oversized guestrooms. Rooms come with 32-inch televisions and free high speed Internet service. A complimentary USA Today is provided. There is laundry/valet service available.

You can enjoy the outdoor, heated swimming pool and whirlpool. If you prefer a gym workout, the fitness facility offers cardio equipment and free weights. There are jogging and biking trails close by.  For those who would like to golf or play tennis, there are nearby facilities to accommodate you. You can socialize and unwind over light fare and cocktails in the Bistro Lounge. Or enjoy an outstanding meal at the four-star Bistro, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a Sunday champagne brunch. Enjoy a night at the movies at one of the three movie theaters within 5 miles. Guests who want to explore the area can visit the Bakersfield Museum of Art, the Kern County Museum/Pioneer Village, which houses over 50 historic structures and exhibits depicting the history of Kern County, and the California Living Museum, a zoo whose primary focus is on plants and animals native to the area. Or you can take a day trip to Lake Isabella or Sequoia National Forest.

There is a lot to do and see when visiting Bakersfield. Make the most of your visit with at stay at the Four Points by Sheraton. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.
Hotels in Bakersfield
By D. Gregory Perrin
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bakersfield
3100 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield, CA
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During your next trip to Bakersfield, California, EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Bakersfield. The hotel is located only 10 minutes from the Meadows Field Airport, which makes commuting a breeze. There is also a complimentary shuttle for all guests to and from the airport. Check-in is at 3 p.m. or after on the day you arrive in Bakersfield. Pet owners can bring their pets under 75 pounds to the hotel for a 50 dollar non-refundable fee.

The DoubleTree by Hilton® Bakersfield has 262 guestrooms that come with the option of either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. There is a 42 inch flat screen television with standard cable package, including HBO. Each room has high speed Wi-Fi internet service for a small nightly fee. Guests can keep snacks and drinks cool with the refrigerator in each room. Travelers that need to do work can do so on the large desk in their room. Blackout blinds are on all of the windows in the rooms to help keep the sunlight and excessive noise out.

Amenities at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Bakersfield are to die for. DoubleTree knows how important fitness is to people.  The hotel has 2 floors of Nautilus equipment, a fitness center with Precor® equipment, as well as free weights.  They also have a jogging track for runners.  DoubleTree has a pool and whirlpool for guests to relax in after a long day of sightseeing or a workout. There is also a pool table for guests to shoot billiards.

Check-out of the hotel is at 12 p.m. or after on the day of departure from Bakersfield. EscapeWizard.com knows you will love your hotel experience with DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Bakersfield. Just click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to start your search for great pricing.
Hotels in Bakersfield
By Tekisha Slack
Hilton Garden Inn
3625 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield, CA
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Whether you visit for business or pleasure, the Bakersfield Hilton Garden Inn hotel is conveniently close to the best places in town. This hotel offers luxurious rooms with one king-or two queen-size beds and plush linens. If you need to work, the spacious work desk, Mirra® ergonomic chair by Herman Miller, secure in-room printing to the business center, and complimentary high-speed Internet access will keep you productive. Guests will also enjoy a TV with premium cable, microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator, clock radio with MP3 connection, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, laundry services, and USA Today® delivered each weekday morning.

The Bakersfield Hilton Garden Inn offers the latest technology and conveniences to ensure you make the most of your stay. These accommodations have everything you need to feel at home including:

¢ Coin Laundry
¢ Comp Breakfast Coffee/Tea Area
¢ Elevators
¢ Laundry/Valet Service
¢ Lounge
¢ Luggage Hold
¢ Multi-Lingual Staff
¢ On-Site Convenience Store
¢ Room Service
¢ Safety Deposit Box


Work out in the complimentary fitness center, relax in the whirlpool, or take a plunge in the pool. For the corporate traveler, in addition to the complimentary high-speed Internet access in every guest room; this hotel also offers:

¢ Audio/Visual Equipment Rental
¢ Business Center
¢ Complimentary Printing Service
¢ Express Mail
¢ Fax
¢ Meeting Rooms
¢ Printer

This family friendly hotel is just a short drive from Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, and downtown Bakersfield, as well as family entertainment parks and museums. You can enjoy local golfing, tennis, and water sports, as well as nearby restaurants and shopping. These accommodations are also close to business destinations such as Chevron, Big West Oil, and Schlumberger. Bakersfield Hilton Garden Inn hotel is also minutes from the Meadows Field Airport.

Whether your visit to Bakersfield is to work or relax, these accommodations offer everything you need. Use EscapeWizard.com to book your stay at Bakersfield Hilton Garden Inn today. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.
Hotels in Bakersfield
By Chris McCarthy
Homewood Suites by Hilton Bakersfield
1505 Mill Rock Way, Bakersfield, CA
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Whether traveling for business, college shopping, or for pleasure, Homewood Suites by Hilton Bakersfield has everything to meet your needs. Rent a car and make the short drive from Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport (BFL) or take the courtesy bus Monday through Friday. Swaying palm trees greet you as you check-in at 3:00 p.m. Then choose between relaxing in your suite, venturing out to see a concert, feasting your eyes at the Museum of Arts, or go grab some excitement at the Famosa raceway.

Each spacious suite has a choice of king or queen beds and a pull-out sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and two-burner stove. Of course, a hot breakfast is available each morning in the Lodge while you read the complimentary USA Today. A Welcome Home Reception, which includes light meals and beverages, is featured Monday through Thursday evenings. Back in your room; watch a movie on the premium channel-equipped television. Or if you have to work, the complimentary high-speed internet plus the 24-hour business center ease the workload. Wake up to your favorites on the MP3 alarm clock.

Each room has an iron and board, hairdryer, and Neutrogena bath products. Cribs and high chairs are also available. Valet laundry service is offered, as well as, on-site coin-operated machines. Stay in shape with a swim in the pool. Shoot some hoops on the basketball court. Or work out in the fitness room. Plus, you can pick up something special in the gift shop. Stow any valuables in the in-room safe. And, you can bring your pet!

Surrounded by interesting and fun places to check out, a great list of restaurants and all the amenities the Homewood Suites by Hilton Bakersfield has to offer, this is the place to be! You can book your stay with us right now at (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).