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Downtown Benicia Shopping & Dining, E Street to F Street

In our fourth installment of what’s where on First Street, the heart of our historic downtown, we explore the numerous spa and salon options, as well as things to do and where to eat.

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.

Two Unique Art Exhibits this Month at the Benicia Library

The Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library will feature paintings by Tom Stanton in the exhibit “My Town is a River Town at the Edge of Land,” and the exhibit “Sublime: Prints on Paper,” featuring the works of artists Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin.

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

Benicia’s Booth at Sunset Celebration Weekend

For many years running, the City of Benicia has participated in Sunset Magazine’s Sunset Celebration Weekend, an event for visitors that targets travelers and tourists exploring cities across the west.

Benicia’s Post Arsenal Cemetery to Honor Veterans in May

Each year, the Benicia Historical Society honors veterans with a popular and poignant ceremony at the Benicia Post Arsenal Cemetery, including music, poems, prayers, color guard and more

Colorful Kites Adorn Benicia’s Green Spaces

Late spring’s breezy days bring many colorful specimens to Benicia’s waterfront, and downtown and Southampton Parks.