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Riverside, CA

Riverside is part of the Bakersfield area at the south end of the San Joaquin Valley. It's less than two hours north of Los Angeles and is one of the fastest growing metros in the USA. Bakersfield is a large city at the south end of the San Joaquin Valley. It's less than two hours north of Los Angeles and is one of the fastest growing cities in the USA. RN love the Bakersfield area because it's so family friendly and laid back.

Are you a biker looking for some bike trails with great scenery? Then checkout the Kern River Parkway. It's a great way to see Bakersfield. The path runs from near Interstate 5 in the west to the Kern River Canyon in the east--about 30 miles long of scenic bike trails. Along the way you'll pass the Murray Family Farms where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables, the California Living Museum where you can view tons of native animals, or continue up the Kern River Canyon for a day of hiking.

Want to get a way for a special day off experience? Check out the nearby Rankin Ranch where you can spend the night at a historic cattle ranch that was founded in 1863 and is still home the same family. Activities include horseback riding, hiking and lots of stuff for kids to do. Learn more at http://www.rankinranch.com/.

Hungry? Then it's time to check out all the locally-owned eateries Bakersfield has to offer. The city is home to the largest selection of Basque restaurants in the United States, an experience and taste not to be missed--check out Wool Growers, one of our favorites!. Fans of Mexican food can find homemade plates made with locally grown produce. When dinner is over and desert is what you're looking for, head to Dewar's for some of its famous candy chews or a handmade malt at the old fashioned counter - a Bakersfield tradition celebrating 100 years of business!

Looking for some nightlife? Bakersfield as a great selection of places. A favorite is Fishlips, a fusion of music, food, and cocktails. Fishlips has performances by legendary artists on Friday and Saturdy nights and a high-end menu featuring fresh grilled fish, steaks, burgers, pasta, and fresh salads and finish it off with their Amaretto Bread Pudding. If you're into country music then you can't beat Buck Owen's Crystal Palace for the best in live country music from major stars and lots more. If you're still looking for more, try your luck at the Eagle Mountain

Who doesn't occasionally need an adreline rush? How about some whitewater rafting on the Kern River in Southern Sierras. Or maybe just some hiking and camping. Several places offer tours ranging from 1 hour to 2 day adventures. Check out Mountain River Adventures.

Bakersfield is a great place to live, work and play!

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