Benicia's Vibrant Culture

From business to recreation, Benicia has a vibrant culture that will delight, inspire and satisfy. From strolling on the promenade and dining with a bay view to the inviting galleries and shops of downtown, you'll find Benicia has something to offer for everyone. 


Thriving ARt culture

With over 100 artists at the Arsenal alone, Benicia has one of the most robust and influential art communities in the bay area spearheaded by Arts Benicia. You'll find a variety of styles and media from glass blowing to metal work as well as a vibrant performing arts community.  

Benicia's Arts and Culture Commission works to ensure arts and culture are the cornerstone of our identity and bolster our economic vitality fueling our community's quality of life. 


Waterfront downtown

Leisurely stroll our charming downtown streets full of shops, galleries, spas, eateries and more. Exclusive boutiques offer an upscale environment for clothing, shoes, art, jewelry, gifts and home decor. 

Need a break? Stop for a quick bite at a local patisserie or take your time at one of our many interesting restaurants. 


Downtown Benicia

Downtown Benicia

Benicia Marina

Benicia Marina

marina & outdoor recreation

There is no shortage of outdoor activities in Benicia. Whether you enjoy water sports such as boating and kayaking in the marina or prefer hiking, cycling, running or horse-back riding in the Benicia State Recreation Area, you'll find plenty of options to fit your mood and ability. 

Like to fish? Drop a line at the Benicia Point Pier, Dillon's Point or cruise the bay via our public boat launch. That's just the beginning of what you'll find in Benicia!