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The History of Benicia’s Ferry Crossings & Shipbuilding Industry

From the Pony Express to WWII, the city of Benicia has a long history of waterfront commerce, keeping Benicia’s economy connected to the tides.

Life-size Sculpture Finds a Home on Benicia’s Waterfront

Neptune’s Daughter, a large-scale sculpture created by Benicia Artist Lisa Reinertson, was recently given the go-ahead for installation at the foot of First Street.

11th Annual Foot Race In Downtown Benicia

Benicia Education Foundation gears up for 11th annual Run for Education 5 and 10K foot race, April 22, 2018, along with waterfront warmups, kid’s fun run and a beautiful, chip-timed race course.

Taking Good Care of our “Bodies of Water”

Water, internal and external, the source of all life, must be protected as a living entity with which we have a reciprocal relationship.

Benicia’s Biggest Holiday Event

Small town charm is a great big hit for thousands of people attending the annual downtown Holiday Open House, with hay rides, live music and shops serving food and drink are open late.

Things to Do from J Street to Military West

Along Benicia’s the mile-long First Street, this is our final segment of what’s where in each block. Don’t miss a Hawaiian meal at Got Plate Lunch, visit an art gallery and explore City Park.

A First Street Primer, F Street to G Street

Downtown Benicia’s power block in the mile-long shopping district, from F Street to G Street on First Street is retail dense with 11 boutiques, 7 salons, places to eat and more.

Benicia Main Street Gears Up for Annual Music Festival

Downtown Benicia plays host once again to the annual Waterfront Music Festival with two days of nonstop rock and roll, a vendor village and food and drink, with the dramatic backdrop of the Carquinez Strait.

Beautiful Vistas along New Section of Waterfront Trail

Benicia’s waterfront path, a section of the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail, was recently extended, opening up spectacular views of the Carquinez Strait and Carquinez Bridge. The new segment runs between Sailor Jacks Restaurant and Phil Joy’s boatyard, behind the Benicia Tannery.

Benicia’s Outreach and Investment in Tourism Pays Off

With such a diverse range of restaurants, upscale pubs, wine bars and retail stores along the waterfront shopping district, Benicia’s tourism efforts have put the city on the map as a bonafide destination.