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The magnificent waterside city of Benicia is situated in Solano County, California.
Benicia is perched on the hillside of the Northern San Francisco Bay Area and is well known for its award winning community as well as stunning neighborhood parks. The beautiful small and historic community reflects a charming hometown ambiance. Most of the older homes are located on the east and west side, featuring architecture dating from the 1850’s Victorian era, as well as modern day homes. The new commercial developments blend in superbly with the old town charisma. The main retail area is located in First Street, downtown Benicia, and features quaint antiques and boutique stores, unique specialty stores, as well as superior restaurants. The pedestrian friendly city encourages visitors and residents that like to bike and walk, to take in the essence of the city.
Although Benicia has a thriving community with bustling growth, it maintains its historic infrastructure and natural beauty. Downtown Benicia feature many historical buildings such as the State Capitol, and the Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns. The Benicia Marina is a short walk from downtown and offer full-service amenities and facilities to visitors and residents. Wonderful fishing opportunity exists at the Marina.
Benicia is a community of artistry, and feature many sculpture, blow glass, and paint artists, which hosts year round studio tours and exhibitions. Annual events hosted by Benicia are the Annual Peddlers Fair, Arts in the Park, and Christmas at the Clocktower. There is also a Downtown Farmers Market where local vendors sell their produce and is a wonderful occasion to interact socially with the community.
Rich and historic culture, blended with exquisite natural beautiful surroundings and neighborhoods, makes Benicia a fantastic and extraordinary location for a vacation.