Downtown Bakersfield

Downtown Bakersfield is the civic and cultural heart of the city. This is where you’ll find the famous Fox Theater, home of everything from concerts to comedy shows. Take a guided tour of the historic theater’s interior, with its lavish Art Deco motifs. Then snap photos under the iconic neon marquee outside. Downtown is also home to the Kern County Museum, where you can take a trip back in time. Learn about black gold and see the towering oil derricks that helped shape Bakersfield’s past. 15 giant oil derricks still operate right in the city center— relics of Bakersfield’s petroleum legacy. Wrap up your downtown exploration with lunch at one of the chic local eateries, like the contemporary Sandrinis Bistro or the delectable Mama Roomba. With the rich sights, history, and flavors of downtown, you’ll want Party Bus Company to handle transportation while you take it all in.

The Northeast

Northeast Bakersfield has a little something for everyone. Nature lovers should visit the Panorama Vista Preserve for leisurely hikes with panoramic valley views. Kids and adults alike will have a blast at Camelot Park, home to an epic wooden playground castle straight out of medieval times. Sports fans can catch a baseball game at Sam Lynn Ballpark, home of the Bakersfield Blaze. When hunger strikes, chow down on classic diner fare at Happy Jack’s Pie ‘N Burger or authentic Mexican food at Tacos La Villa. With family fun, outdoor adventure, and great local cuisine, Northeast Bakersfield is the perfect neighborhood for a party bus excursion.


If you’re looking for family fun, head to Greenacres in central Bakersfield. This lively neighborhood is home to Camelot Park and its amazing castle playground. Kids can spend hours climbing turrets, crossing wooden bridges, and zooming down slides fit for royalty. When you work up an appetite, grab a hearty, homestyle meal at local favorite Cope’s Knotty Pine Cafe, a neighborhood staple since 1952. Or try the carnitas tacos at Authentic Taco Mexican Grill. Burn off those calories with a group game of laser tag at Ultrazone Laser Tag, then challenge your friends to arcade games at Stars Family Fun Center next door. With nonstop entertainment for all ages, Greenacres is the ideal neighborhood for exploring via party bus.

The Southwest

In southwest Bakersfield, you’ll find family fun and outdoor adventure. Bring your party bus to the Kern County Soccer Park to cheer on a match, host a company picnic, or let the kids burn off energy. Walk off that picnic lunch on the scenic trails at Hart Park, home to lush lakeside landscapes. Learn about local flora and fauna at Bright House Networks Amphitheatre, which hosts educational programs. Satisfy your sweet tooth with gelato and sorbetto at Gigi’s Italian Ice Cream. Or savor Southern barbecue and live music at Rusty’s Pizza. With picturesque parks, tasty treats, and family entertainment, a party bus outing is the perfect way to experience southwest Bakersfield.


The historic neighborhood of Oildale played a key role in shaping Bakersfield into the oil capital it is today. Get a taste of Oildale’s petroleum past at Kern County Museum, with its interactive oil exhibits. Walk along North Chester Avenue’s murals depicting the city’s oil heritage. Try chicken fried steak or biscuits and gravy at Trout’s Restaurant, an old-fashioned diner open since 1939. Oildale is also home to River Walk Park, a serene green space perfect for picnicking and strolling along the Kern River. Or work up a sweat hiking the trails and slopes of Round Mountain. With nods to history and access to nature, Oildale is the ideal neighborhood for your party bus adventure.

The Northwest

In northwest Bakersfield, you’ll find family fun and convenient shopping. Grab a burger, shake, and some mini golf at Fun Factory Family Fun Center. Catch the latest blockbuster flick at the Maya Cinemas Bakersfield 16 theater. Satisfy your sweet tooth with old-fashioned candy, chocolates, and ice cream at Rocket Fizz. Pick up picnic supplies at Trader Joe’s or scout for deals at Costco before piling back into your party bus. Northwest Bakersfield also boasts Lake Ming, spanning over 300 acres. Fish, sail, hike, camp, or picnic at this scenic recreation area. With shopping, dining, and outdoor fun, this neighborhood offers a perfect mix for your party bus excursion.


Conveniently located right off Highway 58, Rosedale is a can’t-miss Bakersfield neighborhood. Start your visit with breakfast at Maya Cafe, a cozy spot serving up pancakes, burritos, and other morning favorites. Then work up your appetite hiking the trails and spotting wildlife at Caliente Creek Habitat Preservation Area. Afterward, cool off with a summertime favorite: shaved ice. Get your pick of flavors at Hawaiian Shave Ice. Still hungry? Grab Mesquite-style ribs and live music at Riley’s Backyard BBQ & Bar. Or nibble on a charcuterie platter at Temblor Brewing Company. With natural sites and great local eateries, Rosedale is ideal for exploring by party bus.

Bakersfield’s East Side

On Bakersfield’s east side, you’ll find wide open spaces begging to be explored by party bus. Start at the Panorama Bluffs, where hiking trails wind through flowering fields against a backdrop of mountain vistas. Then make your way to bluffs on the other side of town at Hart Memorial Park, whose forested trails overlook the valley. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the playground and mini water park at Lowell Park. Grab a burger and milkshake at iconic diner Noriega’s, a Bakersfield institution since 1955. Or savor tri-tip and classic sides at Wool Growers Restaurant. With scenic nature sites and old-fashioned eateries, the east side offers memorable sites for your party bus adventure.

Book a Bus With Us

No matter which Bakersfield neighborhood you want to explore, Bakersfield Party Bus Company can get your group there in comfort and style. Our clean, spacious buses are ideal for everything from nights out on the town to family-friendly adventures. Leave the driving to us while you relax, have fun, and experience the best of Bakersfield. Contact us today at 661-829-1742 to reserve your party bus!