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Demystifying First Street

Downtown Benicia’s ten blocks of scenic beauty and a mix of retail stores, restaurants, bars and offices is explained, one block at a time.

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Arts Benicia and the Benicia Library to offer gallery exhibits featuring local artists, including one with student art

Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Winter is the perfect time to explore Carneros’ excellent wines, food and scenic beauty.

The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

From folk to tribute bands and blues to symphony, there’s a huge diversity of music in Solano and Napa Counties to chase away winter doldrums.

Diners receive discounts at Benicia eateries Jan. 21-28, 2017

Restaurants participating during Benicia Restaurant Week will offer diners discounts and other promotions from January 21-28. Put on by Benicia Main Street, Benicia offers a wide and interesting variety of cuisines and dining atmospheres.

Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Within an hour of Benicia, at a multitude of ice rinks, seasonal and year-round, offer public skating during the holidays.

Shop local at Benicia’s amazing array of gift stores

Downtown Benicia has everything from A-Z for perfect holiday gifts, including a unique selection of books, games, calendars, journals & notepads, jewelry, home & garden items, pet gifts, ornaments, specialty teas, herbs & spices, ornaments, candles and more.

Benicia Soroptimist Holds Wine Tasting Fundraiser 11/12/16 at 7pm.

Proceeds generated from wine and gourmet nibbles event at the Benicia Clock Tower will go towards building a women’s resource center in Benicia, Ca. The wine tasting with food pairing event offers discount tickets for designated drivers.

Community Nonprofit Theatre at its Best with “The Game’s Afoot”

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group’s fall performance of “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays,” is a murder mystery with a twist, featuring the famous Sherlock Holmes.

Wonderful Bird Watching Opportunities In Benicia

The Pacific Flyway, a major north-south migratory bird route from Alaska to Patagonia, runs through the Suisun Marsh adjacent to Benicia, CA. The San Francisco Bay Area is the largest stopover along the route, so bird watching is rich with opportunity to see more than 200 bird species, including scaups, falcons, kestrels, western meadow larks, herons, pelicans and marsh wrens.