Things To Do In Delano

Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Kern County Raceway Park

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Skate Rentals and Soft Drinks for 2 or Up to 10 at Skateland Inc. (Up to 68% Off)

Skateland Inc.

Southgate

$22 $7

Sip a soft drink or slip into a pair of inline skates and take the floor during a public skate session

Tennis 101 Clinic or Cardio Tennis at Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport: Laurel Glen (Up to 58% Off)

Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport

In-Shape: Laurel Glen (Bakersfield)

$60 $25

Learn the fundamentals of tennis play with an introductory clinic or stay in shape with a tennis-influenced cardio workout

Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry with Special Guest Plain White T’'s at Rabobank Arena on July 23 (Up to 50% Off)

Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry with Special Guest Plain White Ts

Rabobank Arena

$56 $28

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Rock legends behind "Iris" and "Name" co-headline with hitmakers behind “It’s Not Over” and “Hey There Delilah”

"Menopause The Musical" at Bakersfield Fox Theater on Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Menopause the Musical"

Bakersfield Fox Theater

$56 $30

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Four women deal with menopause to the tune of parodies of well-known songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s

The Highwaymen Live! at Bakersfield Fox Theater on Friday, July 18 (Up to 43% Off)

The HIghwaymen Live!

The Fox Theater

$41 $25

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The famed supergroup of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings receives a spot-on tribute in a night of country classics

Two tickets to See Thai Rivera or Retha Jones on July 10 or August 7 at 8:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Thai Rivera or Retha Jones

Shamrocks Irish Pub

$20 $10

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Nationally touring comedians Thai Rivera and Retha Jones sling jokes at a venue with a full-service bar

14-Day Fat-Loss Program or Six-Week Body-Transformation Package at Thompson Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

Thompson Fitness

Fruitvale

$132 $47

The 30-minute, full-body sessions combine cardio, resistance, and ab exercises; a custom nutrition program aids fat loss

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At The Aviator Casino, folks can gamble like a cowboy and eat like a king. Players sidle up to a variety of gaming options including Pure Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, 3-card Poker, Texas Hold 'Em, and Pure Spanish Blackjack—a version of the game where the gambler's blackjack always beats the dealer's—or divine the sweet, fickle whims of Lady Luck during rounds of Mexican Poker or Deep Stack Texas Hold 'Em. Famished card sharks can head over to the The Aviator Casino Bar & Grill. There, diners sample a veritable smorgasbord of international cuisine, including full-pound Angus beef burgers, 13-ounce rib eye steaks, lasagna, burritos, and teriyaki chicken. The casino is conveniently located 500 yards from the runway, so pilots and passengers can get off their jets and belly right up to the tables. GEGA #'s: 2125, 3252, 3944, 3154, 3060.

1225 Airport Drive
Delano,
CA
US

Las Flores Family Winery produces fine, handcrafted wine from local grapes. Two chums can enjoy a tasting tour (a $5 value per person) of the small boutique winery. Use the complimentary glass to taste the 2007 syrah ($16), whose liquid character sparkles with the honorable tastes of peppery spice, vanilla, and darkish berries, pairing perfectly with beef, lamb, veal, or hard cheese. The One Night Stand—a blend of merlot, tempranillo, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon ($20)—takes its name from the winery owners’ bedroom, which only has one nightstand. A superb all-purpose table wine, it features flavors of cherry, black pepper, and oak. Tongues will gladly wrap themselves around the light and fruity 2008 chardonnay ($17).

8281 Road 234
Terra Bella,
CA
US

The 5K Fun Fest helps runners stay active, but it also channels running for a good cause, inviting racers to test their endurance while raising money and awareness for special-needs support groups and programs. Participants are invited to walk, run, or bunny hop the 5K at their own pace, which puts an emphasis on the importance of enjoying the journey, as opposed to finishing the fastest. A special-needs parade follows the 5K, and other event highlights include food, entertainment, and a community fair.

Yokuts Park Empire Drive
Bakersfield,
CA
US

The promoters behind Valley Comedy draw from a rib-tickling lineup of local comedians and touring funny folk to host monthly shows at Shamrock's Irish Pub in Bakersfield, Silver Dollar Hofbrau in Fresno, and the venerable Western-themed Old Town Saloon in Clovis. Valley Comedy also works with the community to arrange public and private events, dispatching standup comedians to fundraisers, corporate events, parties, and glum parent-teacher conferences throughout the Central Valley.

5201 Riverlakes Drive
Bakersfield,
CA
US

Designed by international golf architect Robert Dean Putman, the challenging 18-hole course spans more than160 acres. During the game (up to a $20 value per person), golfers refusing to hitchhike can navigate the terrain in one of Valley Rose's quality golf carts (up to a $10 value), finely tuned for scaling hills, making sharp turns, and morphing into a time traveling robot should the need arise. After conquering the course's lush landscape and tricky topography, golfers are encouraged to visit Valley Rose's Pro Shop to compare their scores with other recent players, or wind down in their clubhouse which features a restaurant, meeting rooms, and banquet facilities.

301 Leonard Ave
Wasco,
CA
US

Tucked amid the shadows of eucalyptus trees and mexican palms, Buena Vista Golf Course roams across 6,710 yards of dramatically undulating terrain. Throughout the par-72 layout, golfers grapple with uneven lies wrought by the hilly topography, as well as large, contoured greens that require a soft touch with the putter. As players make their way from tee to green, hillcrests offer glimpses of the surrounding farmland, the two lakes that comprise Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Center, and distant mountains as they ripple out into the horizon and hide the unsightly edge of the earth. Guests looking to polish their game can consult Buena Vista's two PGA Class A professionals, who offer private lessons and club-fitting services.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course

  • Total length of 6,710 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 72.9 from the back tees

  • Slope rating of 124 from the back tees

  • Four sets of tees per hole

  • Scorecard

29338 Golf Course Rd
Taft,
CA
US