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What are the major attractions in Downtown?

If your trip to Downtown is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.

Leave that rental car at the hotel and start using those feet. Not far from the center of this neighborhood, Fox Theater is worth a visit. McMurtrey Aquatic Center and Bakersfield Museum of Art are a few other close-by attractions that lure large numbers of travelers like yourself.

What are the best road trip destinations near Downtown?

Situated 1 mile from Downtown is Riviera - Westchester. This is an excellent place to swing by while you're in the area, so why not add it to your itinerary?

What kind of rental car should I get for Downtown?

Considering Downtown is just 0.2 miles from the heart of Bakersfield, chances are you'll be doing some city driving at some point. If that sounds right, opt for a compact or a standard-sized vehicle. Depending on the location of your hotel, parking could be a challenge — so don't restrict yourself by opting for a large rental vehicle.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Downtown?

For some, owning a high-end vehicle is the stuff of fairy tales. But renting your dream car is well within your grasp! Imagine cruising around town in a snazzy sports car, even if it's just for a short while. Or perhaps all you're looking for is a set of wheels to get you quickly from A to B. Flashy or thrifty? Whatever you decide, there's a rental car to suit you in Downtown.

What do I need to know about driving in Bakersfield?

From speed limits to parking regulations, you should know the local traffic rules before you start driving in Downtown. Ready to learn? Read on!

What side of the road do they drive on in Downtown?

In Downtown, you'll have to stick to the right side. When traveling someplace new, it's always a smart idea to go for an automatic car. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and save worrying about gear changes.

Does Downtown have peak-hour traffic?

One of the best things about traveling to a smaller city like Bakersfield is less traffic — and you won't find much of it in the neighborhood of Downtown. However, you may still encounter busier conditions as locals make their way to and from work.

Is it difficult to park in Downtown?

It can be. Driving around the block looking for a place to park is all part of the fun in Downtown. Getting near top attractions is easier if you plan in advance.

Are there speed limits in Downtown?

The speed limits in Downtown are like the rest of Bakersfield, ranging from 15 mi/h to 70 mi/h. To ensure safety for all road users, a default speed limit of 25 mi/h applies to most residential areas.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Bakersfield?

Usually, your rental company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can issue a fine directly to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Bakersfield?

Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Bakersfield.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Downtown?

As long as you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, you are allowed to use your phone while operating a vehicle in Downtown. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Downtown?

When behind the wheel in Downtown, it's illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. Thinking of having a couple of drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Downtown?

Yes it is. However, before you turn you must completely stop the vehicle and only proceed if there's no oncoming traffic.

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