Head to the great outdoors and stay in one of these secluded vacation rentals near Bakersfield. Southern California and the area surrounding Bakersfield is a gem of a region worthy of exploring. Known for its long stretches of sandy beaches and many state parks, national forest, and adventure opportunities, there is no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy in this thriving area. Whether you are looking to sweat a little on the trails in one of the many wilderness areas—Angeles National Forest, Sequoia-Kings National Park, Los Padres National Forest, to name a few—or you would rather chill out by the calming ocean waters, the choice is yours. One thing that is for certain, though, the abundance of fresh air, sunshine and beautiful Mother Nature you will experience in this area will leave you feeling rejuvenated.