Encompassing more than 275 square miles with a population of more than 36,880people according to the 2010 census, the Greater Tehachapi area includes the City of Tehachapi as well as a number of unincorporated communities and areas within the ZIP code 93561.

As travelers head toward Tehachapi, a "Welcome to Tehachapi, the Land of Four Seasons" sign invites visitors to explore this mountain community. Current and new residents of Tehachapi come to know the truth of those words. The region is known throughout the area as a place with changing temp…

Each year, Tehachapi is host to many popular events and festivities, offering something for everyone. Whether you're a local resident or tourist looking for exciting attractions to visit, Tehachapi takes entertainment seriously all year long. Below is a listing of these events by month.

If you drive through downtown Tehachapi, you’re likely to come across many buildings and businesses of historical significance. More than 12,000 visitors pass through the Tehachapi Railroad Depot Museum each year without realizing that an equally interesting story is located just next door a…

Each year, the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum draws visitors from around the world to enjoy the building filled with railroad artifacts and exhibits. The depot is a replica of one of the few buildings that remained standing following the devastating earthquake in 1952. A second tragedy stru…

Tehachapi bustles with activity year-round as the higher elevation and mountain surroundings offer ideal settings for community events. Spring, summer, fall, and yes, even winter, residents and visitors alike come together to celebrate, entertain, exercise or raise money for charity.

Among the many unique attractions Tehachapi has to offer are several museums that stand as testimonies to the commitment and dedication of the many volunteer docents who have, throughout the years, put their blood, sweat and tears into the careful preservation of the town's history and artif…

Whether bringing along your home on wheels, or roughing it, Tehachapi offers a variety of facilities for campers including:

Nicknamed "The Land of Four Seasons" for its scenic beauty found year-round, Tehachapi is a hidden oasis tucked inside the Tehachapi Mountains of Kern County. At an elevation of 4,000 feet, Tehachapi lies sheltered outside its surroundings — the arid Mojave Desert as well as mainstream subur…

The Tehachapi area provides exciting opportunities for both casual and avid hikers with the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail and Mountain Park trailheads nearby. Would-be hikers, however, need to use caution when striking out on their own, since much of the land in and around Tehachapi is pr…

Tehachapi Municipal Airport is located south of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. At an elevation of 4,001 feet, TMA is known as the corridor to Northern and Southern California. It's an ideal spot not only to fuel, but also to enjoy an old-fashioned mountain town. A friendly place to rest your w…

Tehachapi has long been known for some of the best tree-ripened apples in the country. Here, local growers have spent most of their lives perfecting their fruit by tending to their orchards year-round. Come fall, some growers open their orchards to the public for apple picking, with harvesti…

The game of golf is a popular way to pass the time in Tehachapi, thanks to scenic mountain vistas and the ideal climate.

Tehachapi has the unique distinction of offering a wide variety of locally owned dining establishments ranging from casual to fine dining, in addition to a number of nationally known restaurants. Tehachapi also offers award-winning wineries that feature tasting rooms and a handcrafted brewer…

The historic Downtown Tehachapi Walking Tour is in the heart of the community. It's easily walked with numerous restaurants, shops of all kinds and museums along the way.

Tehachapi is a great place to have a wedding, family reunion, special event or a business retreat. Some hotels, restaurants and churches have small meeting rooms and many local restaurants offer catering.

While private vehicles are the most common mode of transportation in Tehachapi, two public transportation systems are at anyone's disposal. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Cattle ranching has long been a part of the local economy; sheep are regularly brought to areas of our valleys for grazing. Wildlife is abundant in the area with sightings of deer and small mammals fairly common. A herd of American elk are commonly seen in the Cummings Valley, Bear Valley Sp…

The Tehachapi area is defined and delineated by its mountains. Valleys in in the Tehachapi Mountains tend to be bowl valleys, ringed by mountain ridges on all sides, rather than open-ended V-shaped notch valleys. Our mountains surround us, they help determine our weather, and they are a perp…

There are 270 state parks in the California State Park system, and one of the most protected and exclusive is located here in Tehachapi. Known as Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park, it was established in December 1993 to preserve ancient village and ceremonial sites of the Kawaiisu (Nüwa) Indian…

One of the most remarkable and unforgettable places in the Tehachapi area is a Buddhist retreat nestled up against two rocky canyons in Sand Canyon. The Mountain Spirit Center is an exotic and gorgeous place that welcomes anyone who will respect its peaceful atmosphere. This calm and serene …

The Tehachapi area is defined and delineated by its mountains. Valleys in the Tehachapi Mountains tend to be bowl valleys, ringed by mountain ridges on all sides, rather than open ended V-shaped notch valleys. Our mountains surround us, they help determine our weather, and they are a perpetu…