First, let me welcome you to Tehachapi.
Train enthusiasts, sometimes referred to as “railfans,” are known to be passionate about the history of the railroads, and that history in the Tehachapi area is particularly rich. But you don’t have to be a railfan to be curious and captivated by the stories — and a visit to the Tehachapi De…
Just a few minutes southwest of the city of Tehachapi sits a secluded patch of heaven hidden in the clouds. A peaceful atmosphere pervades the beautiful 470-plus-acre property of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph, a convent of cloistered, contemplative Norbertine nuns.
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.
Surely every local economy reflects a unique mix of businesses and livelihoods — but how many can boast a combination as eclectic and surprising as Tehachapi?
The beloved Tehachapi Mountain Festival returns for its 59th year in August.
Tehachapi is wired for excitement, despite its sleepy mountain town exterior. All year round, you can find community events sprinkled throughout the town. Catch a movie at one of Tehachapi’s beautiful parks — Brite Lake, Philip Marx Central Park or Meadowbrook Park — or stroll around the cit…
Along the long journey from the Mexican border to Canada, the city of Tehachapi is a much-needed resting place on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Just a few years ago, no one would have thought of Tehachapi having a beer and wine scene.
So much fun, culture and history await during your visit to Greater Tehachapi!
Tehachapi has long been known for some of the best tree-ripened apples in the country. Depending on the variety and the challenges of the year, harvesting typically begins in late August and continues as late as November.
While most people travel to Tehachapi via private vehicle, there are several other ways to get to and from town:
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The mountainous region of Tehachapi is a wonderful place to host a wedding, family reunion or business retreat. Located in the beautiful Tehachapi Mountains, the city offers many hotels, restaurants and churches with scenic views and pleasant atmospheres and a number of venues are found in t…
Tehachapi is an ideal destination for everyone of all ages, offering affordable housing, low crime rates, clean air, favorable weather and a close-knit community to lean on. If you are interested in relocating to Tehachapi, the following resources may be helpful:
There are three main shopping districts in Tehachapi for your purchasing needs: Central Tehachapi, West Tehachapi and Old Town.
People searching for wildlife have no shortage of options in Tehachapi, as creatures ranging from cuddly to exotic can be found at numerous locations in the region.
Tehachapi has no shortage of restaurant options. Besides offering a variety of popular national brands, the area boasts independently owned eateries with atmospheres ranging from casual to fine dining. There are also wine bars, award-winning wineries and independent breweries offering a sele…
Private vehicles remain the most common method of transportation in Tehachapi. However, the town also provides two forms of public transportation, a taxi service, two rental car locations and access to ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft for those without a private ride.
If going on a sailplane ride is on your bucket list, then Skylark North is the place to call.
For the past 52 years, Tehachapi Community Theatre has presented wonderful theatrical productions at the historic BeeKay Theatre.
The Tehachapi Farmers Market takes place downtown from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday this summer on Green Street through Aug. 25.
Local historians have a tough job of researching Tehachapi’s earliest cemeteries. The who, what and whens are often elusive, and buried 6 feet under along with the dearly departed.
Tehachapi is definitely a place in Kern County that sees a variety of weather.
To get a better grasp on the future, one must understand the history and past that paved the way for the present, and the museums of Tehachapi do just that.
Tehachapi was once a vast, spacious valley with tall, waving grasses, wild game and running streams. Magnificent oaks grew in profusion along with pine and fir. With the Tehachapi Mountains to the south and the tip end of the great Sierra Nevada range to the north, the valley was blessed wit…
In 1987, local historian Pat Gracey wrote a 100-year history for St. Malachy Church's centennial commemoration.
Located a short drive from Tehachapi, Tomo-Kahni served as the winter village of the Kawaiisu people for more than 2,000 years. The site's State Historic Park now boasts archaeological remains and scenic views amid a landscape that has been relatively untouched since ancient times.
In a literal sense, renewable energy fills the air of the Tehachapi Mountains.
When discussing the history of railroading in the Tehachapi area, there is little doubt that the star of the show for rail enthusiasts is California Historical Landmark No. 508, otherwise known as the Tehachapi Loop. Constructed between 1874 and 1876, this civil engineering landmark made up …
Tucked away at the foot of Three Peaks, a rock outcropping on the northern border of 116 acres along Woodford-Tehachapi Road, northeast of Highway 58, the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument is one of the Tehachapi area’s hidden gems.
The pride of eastern Kern County seems to look a little different almost every time it appears.
Tehachapi's history is celebrated on a series of 16 plaques installed along Green Street.
Visitor Guide: Start your trip at the Tehachapi Visitor Center — Locals are happy to help you make the most of your time
Tehachapi has always had its natural beauty and small-town mountain charm that has drawn people from afar. But in the last few years, more travelers are going out of their way to visit the Land of Four Seasons.
Whether it's sunny and warm or chilly outside, there's plenty to do at Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District locales.
Tehachapi's very own authentic German bakery has been serving the finest baked goods for the past 17 years.
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Tehachapi provides plenty of options for all of your banking needs. Here are locations of branches and ATMs in town below.
Late in 2020, wine growers in Tehachapi achieved a milestone some had worked on for years — designation of the region as an AVA (American Viticultural Area) by a division of the federal government.
The COVID-19 pandemic was hard on everyone. But coming out of the pandemic, things are looking UP in Tehachapi with a number of projects completed recently, under construction or on the drawing board of interest to visitors (and area residents).
For the first time since the pandemic in 2020, Tehachapi High athletics this past school year had a full slate of sports in the fall, winter and spring seasons. The busy year of sports activity marked the beginning of a return to normalcy.
In its early years, Tehachapi was a hub for a cattle ranching region and also saw huge herds of sheep moved through its pastures in the spring and early summer.
For more than a century, visitors to Tehachapi have stopped alongside Woodford-Tehachapi Road for a view of trains making their way around the famous Tehachapi Loop.
The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you to the charming community of Tehachapi.
There’s always something fun to do in Tehachapi. Both tourists and residents will be greeted with consistent entertainment and attractions all year long. Some traditional events were stalled during the COVID-19 pandemic and may not have been rescheduled by the time of publication.
Visitors to the Tehachapi Loop will soon have the pleasure of viewing the landmark after a fundraiser secured funds to build a platform at the historic site.
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