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Things to do in Kernville

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Delicious comfort food and locally brewed bear. A favorite spot for our family and many locals and guests.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Enjoy Breakfast overlooking the Kern River. Watch the rafters on the river from the deck. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“This nice, newer museum is right in downtown Kernville and has a lot of information about the local area’s rich Western history. From gold mining days to moviemaking. Free admission and hosted by very knowledgeable local volunteers, they know it all! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Night Club
“Good food, large selection of wine, live music, creative menu and all around good vibes”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cinema
“Cute little theater with the best popcorn ever! Hosts one movie at a time and often the biggest blockbuster currently running. Local flavor and intimate seating. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“A fun place to meet people, dance to live music and more. This saloon is a fun filled place to hang out and enjoy some night life. It also has a game room with tables and TV's to enjoy sporting events!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful, cozy, comfortable, romantic atmosphere with amazing dishes. Great for a date night but also good for kids as well. We love their mushroom appetizer, clam chowder and baked lasagna. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fun place, good pizza and salad bar. White Water pizza is highly recommended.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“Great and inexpensive place to ski and tube. There are some great runs and great ski instructors if you are just learning. PLUS a fireside lodge for dining and relaxing. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Great place to grab a coffee and pastry! Right on the town square, 10 minutes away in Kernville.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The company offers a wide range of rafting tours ranging in price from less than 50 dollars to more expensive day-long trips. The guides are helpful and knowledgeable.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cheryl's Diner is a family run Kernville staple. Good for your basic diner food cravings (homemade meatloaf on Mondays) & the staff is super friendly. A good spot if you have a pup with you since there's a patio!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Comfort food in a small restaurant where you can see and hear them cooking your food behind the counter. I love the atmosphere and that small town feeling... And I especially love their French toast! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Awesome Mexican and American food! They also have an outside window for food and ice cream orders so you can walk across the street and eat at the park while taking in the views of the mighty Kern River!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lake for boating, fishing, swimming, riding jet skis, and just sitting on the beach.”
  • 2 locals recommend
School
“If you're experienced at fly fishing, looking to take a lesson or just check the conditions, Guy Jeans & Kern River Fly Fishing is (literally) the only place in town. Guy is a great, experienced, dedicated guide and teacher. We highly recommend him & his shop for all things fly fishing. If you're a fly fisher & have never been to the Kern, it's a good idea to consider a guided half or full day trip. If you're a novice and interested in learning, get in touch with the shop to see what they recommend as an introduction. It promises to be fun time - and make even turn into a life-long pursuit!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Delicious comfort food and locally brewed bear. A favorite spot for our family and many locals and guests.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Enjoy Breakfast overlooking the Kern River. Watch the rafters on the river from the deck. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful, cozy, comfortable, romantic atmosphere with amazing dishes. Great for a date night but also good for kids as well. We love their mushroom appetizer, clam chowder and baked lasagna. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fun place, good pizza and salad bar. White Water pizza is highly recommended.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cheryl's Diner is a family run Kernville staple. Good for your basic diner food cravings (homemade meatloaf on Mondays) & the staff is super friendly. A good spot if you have a pup with you since there's a patio!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Comfort food in a small restaurant where you can see and hear them cooking your food behind the counter. I love the atmosphere and that small town feeling... And I especially love their French toast! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Awesome Mexican and American food! They also have an outside window for food and ice cream orders so you can walk across the street and eat at the park while taking in the views of the mighty Kern River!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“River side eating at it's best! There is a great place to swim here, including a rope swing. Great place to bring an inner tube and float the river for hours then grab a bite and a beer after. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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