On this tribute to Huell Howser and his uncanny ability to uncover amazing hidden secrets in the unlikeliest of places, we’ll see clips of California’s Gold and Visiting…With Huell Howser onboard, and walk in his footsteps as we visit the sights ourselves. Described in a recent New York Times article as “the land that time and tourists forgot,” a trip to Bakersfield feels like a journey back in time. Today we explore the history, industry and Basque culture of this area, with visits to several of its nostalgia-laden gems. Having celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016, the Kern County Museum showcases the Kern County lifestyle and the history of this region and its significance in how it helped shape the history of California. Enjoy an included multi-course family-style lunch at a Basque restaurant. The traditional Basque meal includes soup, salad, lamb, fried chicken, French fries and wine. Bakersfield has the second-largest Basque community in the U.S., second only to Boise, Idaho. Enjoy a visit to Dewar’s Candy Shop, a local favorite that has been making the world’s finest taffy for over 100 years, and their taffy chews have even been featured in Food Magazine, on the Food Network and on the Red Carpet at the Oscars! Enjoy browsing their fine candy shop and an included sweet treat! To honor Huell, we’ve included within the tour price a donation to the California’s Gold Scholarship Fund at Chapman University. Suggested: walking shoes.