You Won't Need the Starship Enterprise to Travel to The Star Trek Set
Star Trek, which is J.J. Abrams' interpretation of what happened to Captain Kirk and Spock in their formative years, finally hits theaters tonight. The movie recycled some of the original series' locations and found a few new ones, like Bakersfield, Calif. Here's where you should stay, eat and play if you want to go where the cast and crew of Star Trek have gone before.
Where to Stay:
The Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield might not give you free WiFi but they do give you a warm cookie when you check in. Rates start at $129 a night.
Where to Eat:
24th Street Cafe at 1415 24th Street has the best breakfast in town. One of their most popular breakfast offerings is the Hamburger Steak and Eggs plate with Grilled Onions, Jalapeño and Salsa for $9.25.
What to See:
Trekkies won't want to miss checking out the field that filled in for Kirk's home state of Iowa in Star Trek, located at Highway 119 and South Enos Lane.
If you’re looking for more filming location activities, take a drive down to Vasquez Rocks Natural Area & Nature Center, in Agua Dulce, Calif. The park was not only used for Vulcan exteriors in the new movie but was also featured in the original series.
· Star Trek Locations [IMDb]
· Where No Star Trek Film Has Gone Before [Vancouver Sun]
· Movie Set Travel [Jaunted]
[Photo: Star Seeker]