FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
Oakdale was founded as an orchard community and, in a real stretch, calls itself the Cowboy Capital of the World. Formerly the home of a Hershey's chocolate factory, the city still holds the Oakdale Chocolate Festival, on the third weekend in May. The main attraction of this sweet event, which attracts more than 50,000 people, is Chocolate Avenue, where vendors proffer cakes, cookies, ice cream,
fudge, and cheesecake.
Bakersfield's founder, Colonel Thomas Baker, arrived with the discovery of gold in the nearby Kern River valley in 1851. With 355,000 residents...
In 1908 army chaplain and former slave Colonel Allen Allensworth and a group of African Americans decided to move west to create a community...