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A First Street Primer, G Street to H Street

Downtown Benicia’s 700 block is smack in the middle of First Street, including retail stores and restaurants and dominated by the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.

Tantalize your Palate at Annual Taste of First Street

Bust out of your restaurant rut by sampling the many small bites offered at Benicia Main Street’s annual Taste of First Street event, which also includes wine.

Benicia—a Craft Beer Tasting Destination

The beer scene in Benicia has evolved to include many spots with great craft brews on tap, including Bruehol Brewing, a microbrewery in the Benicia Business Park.

Today’s Rose’s are Well-crafted, Stellar Wines

Gone are the sweet, cheap Rose’s of the past. Rose Today’s 2017 competition in Healdsburg, CA, garnered the participation of 239 wines from around the world to showcase the best of the best.

Live Music Scene Kicks Off Summer in Benicia and Neighboring Cities

Summer’s promise of local live music—indoors or outdoors, includes myriad choices: rock, blues, acoustic folk, open mic, symphony and more.

Fine Dining in a Relaxed Atmosphere at Farm

Tucked away just off Highway 121 is the delectable Farm at Carneros, a delectable eatery that offers daily lunch and dinner and a not-to-be-missed, 4-course Sunday Brunch.

Get Tickets Now for the Popular June Wine Walk

Benicia Main Street is gearing up for another food and drink event in downtown Benicia. Shop owners are pouring a variety of wines wine with nibbles as ticket holders can sip, walk and shop along First Street.

Summer’s Annual Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off in July

With professional performers from San Francisco and New York, the 45th annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival returns July 8, 2017, to Sand Harbor on Tahoe’s eastern shore, with multiple Shakespearian productions along with a hilarious Sherlock Holmes whodunit.

Making Sense of First Street, Part 3 in a Series

Downtown Benicia: A Block-by-Block Primer

First Street’s mile-long layout often leaves visitors wondering what’s where. The second in a series, this issue tackles First Street’s fun mix of retail shops, bars and restaurants from C to D Street.