First Street is the place to hang in this one-bustling port town.
Charming Benicia is Just a Bike Ride Away
Take away the street parking and people framing Instagram-worthy photos of their brunch on First Street in Benicia, and what you have is an American Main Street frozen in time. This is, after all, the main drag of a once-bustling port city that, in 1853, served as the state capital for 13 months. Spend a weekend afternoon exploring the historic buildings that serve as independent galleries, artists’ studios, museums, and restaurants.Photos by Lori Eanes