In Bakersfield….there is “More to Explore!” Located in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley in Central California, Bakersfield is quickly becoming a favorite meeting destination for associations and groups in the Western U.S. Known for its value, location, and amenities; Bakersfield is ready to accommodate your group.
Conveniently accessible by plane, train, bus, and automobile, Bakersfield has more than 5,400 hotel rooms and 190,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Rabobank Convention Center and Arena is the premier meeting venue in Bakersfield with over 70,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including 17 breakout rooms. In addition, Bakersfield is home to an array of world-class entertainment, shopping, and distinctive dining venues.
Surrounded by three mountain ranges and within 15 minutes of Sequoia National Forest, Bakersfield offers unique team building opportunities such as white water rafting trips down the Kern River. For a more traditional approach, a round of golf on one of our award-winning courses or a private movie screening in the historic Fox Theater can be arranged.
In addition, the Bakersfield Convention & Visitors Bureau offers professional assistance and guidance in planning each phase of your convention, meeting, or event. Our staff understands the importance of selecting the right lodging, meeting, dining, and entertainment accommodations. Furthermore, publicity opportunities, site tours, and local business networking can be arranged.
We look forward to helping plan your next convention or meeting in Bakersfield!