Men, women and children once lived in despair in a tuberculous sanitarium Kern County built in 1929 in a mountain clearing in Keene, west of Tehachapi. The same sanitarium, in the 1970s, was transformed into a center of hope for the nation’s struggling farm workers. Today, it stands as an in…
Tehachapi offers a wide variety of independently owned restaurants ranging in atmosphere from casual to fine dining. Not to the exclusion of popular national brands, the area hosts unique restaurants known around the country, while other spots remain local secrets. Tehachapi is also home to …
At the time it was constructed, the Tehachapi Loop was considered an engineering marvel. Even now, it still draws visitors from around the world who want to see that famous landmark many simply call The Loop.
Whether you’re exploring Tehachapi for the first time, or have been living in town for years, the Tehachapi Visitor Center always has something new for guests to discover.
Private vehicles remain the most common method of transportation in Greater Tehachapi. However, the area also has two forms of public transportation, a taxi service, two rental car locations, and access to ridesharing services, Uber and Lyft, for those without a private ride.
If you happen to be in Tehachapi on a weekday night, you might notice that this buzzing community isn’t very active. That’s because many of the residents have donned their black, green and white gear and have made the trek to Tehachapi High School to support their latest iteration of Warrior…
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 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.
The 7th annual GranFondo in Tehachapi this fall is set to welcome back cyclists from around the world once to ride a diverse terrain from Bear Valley Springs to Sand Canyon.
An advantage of being one of the windiest places on the planet is that the Tehachapi Mountains are home of one of the world’s biggest and most productive wind energy regions.
There's always something fun to do in Tehachapi. Both tourists and residents will be greeted with consistent entertainment and attractions all year long. Below is a listing of these events by month.
The Greater Tehachapi area, featuring the city of Tehachapi and several unincorporated communities, has a population of nearly 48,000 and encompasses more than 275 square miles, according to tehachapilife.com.
The mountainous region of Tehachapi is a great 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.
Although Californians may still think of areas such as Paso Robles as the best option for wining and dining, a similar experience can be found just up the hill in Tehachapi where vineyards are continuing to develop and the wines are winning awards. With the region’s warm days, cool nights an…
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 …
Tehachapi is an ideal destination for people and families of all ages, offering affordable housing, low crime rates, clean air, favorable weather, and a close-knit community to lean on.
One can take for granted how easy it is to travel the length of California, but before 1876, the way to and from Los Angeles and the Bay Area had a mighty obstacle: the Tehachapis mountain range running east-west in the southern San Joaquin Valley, between the Sierra Nevada and the Coast Range.
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 Tehachap…
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.
Tehachapi is the go-to spot for animal lovers everywhere. Whether it’s alpacas, cats or exotic creatures, there’s plenty to see around town.
The Tehachapi Farmers Market, a production of Main Street Tehachapi, takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, from May to August each year.
This year, the 57th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival promises to provide quality family entertainment for the community and tourists alike.
The city of Tehachapi is an ideal destination for people and families of all ages, offering affordable housing, low crime rates, clean air, favorable weather, and a close-knit community to lean on.
There is always something to discover and explore in Tehachapi when you enter the Tehachapi Visitor Center, even for people who have lived in the area for years.
The Greater Tehachapi area and the city of Tehachapi together encompass more than 275 square miles with a population of more than 36,880 people and includes a number of unincorporated communities and areas within the 93561 ZIP code, according to the 2010 census.
Private vehicles remain the most common method of transportation in Tehachapi. However, the town provides two forms of public transportation, a taxi service, rental cars, and access to ridesharing services Uber and Lyft for those without a private ride.