Things to do in Benicia, California (CA): The Best Nature & Parks

January 15, 2022 Major Galusha

Benicia (/bəˈniːʃə/ bə-NEE-shə; bə-NI-shə; Spanish pronunciation: [beˈnisja]) is a waterside city in Solano County, California, located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It served as the state capital for nearly thirteen months from 1853 to 1854. The population was 26,997 at the 2010 census. The city is located along the north bank of the Carquinez Strait. Benicia is just east of Vallejo and across the strait from Martinez. Elizabeth Patterson has served as Mayor of Benicia since 2007.
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1. Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

115 W G St, Benicia, CA 94510-3114 +1 707-745-3385 http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=475
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

Park houses the Fischer-Hanlon house and the one time California State Capitol building.

Reviewed By Y6439FPphilipm - Gettysburg, United States

Very nice tour. Perfect for non-Californians wanting to learn more about early history of State. Some original desks.

2. Benicia State Recreation Area

1 State Park Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-3619 +1 707-648-1911 http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=476
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Benicia State Recreation Area

Reviewed By robinsX1840WJ

Whether you want a nice walk or you want to go fishing, the natural scenery is beautiful. Views of the Carquinea Straits abound!

3. Alvarez Ninth Street Park

904 W 9th St, Benicia, CA 94510-2500 +1 707-746-4285 http://www.visitbenicia.org/waterfront/outdoor-recreation
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Alvarez Ninth Street Park

Reviewed By BeverlyP33 - Benicia, United States

My husband and I saw salmon being unloaded off a truck a few years ago by the Fish and Game. What a sight! We are lucky to have this boat launch and the playground that makes this area a neighborhood park.

4. Benicia-Martinez Bridge Vista Point

Park Road, Benicia, CA 94510 http://solanoopenspace.org/OtherOutdoor_BeniciaBridgeVista.asp
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3.5 based on 9 reviews

Benicia-Martinez Bridge Vista Point

5. Benicia Community Park

540 Rose Dr, Benicia, CA 94510-3761 +1 707-746-4285 https://www.ci.benicia.ca.us/index.asp?SEC=0F1F1E42-7C13-47B2-9CE8-9FD1737C1497&DE=09E52AE3-A106-400D-A6E9-15E4515E017C&Type=B_BASIC
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4.0 based on 2 reviews

6. Benicia Ca

1st Street, Benicia, CA

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