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Drone Footage -Tony Calle, Editing – Colin Pattison, Voice Over- Wil Thigpen



October’s weather is near perfect with an average temperature of 76 degrees with cooling breezes off the Carquinez Strait This moderate Mediterranean weather produces a mild fall and barely any precipitation in early October. Dressing in layers is advised for your visit and we suggest you also pack sunscreen and hat.



Holiday Inn Express

1375 East Fifth Street
Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 297-6873


Whether you’re in Benicia for work or pleasure, this brand-new hotel offers spacious and stylish accommodations in a landmark location. The hotel features 49 luxuriously appointed guest rooms with deluxe new bedding and Smart Bath Collection, spa-inspired showers, 32-inch flat panel televisions, complimentary business and fitness center, and free wired/wireless high-speed Internet access. Amenities also include a relaxing outdoor sundeck.



Best Western Plus Heritage Inn

1955 East Second Street
Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 746-0401


Centrally located in Benicia, the Best Western Heritage Inn is an ideal setting for business or pleasure travel. The AAA Three-Diamond hotel features spacious, richly furnished guest rooms, with king or queen-size beds, and many with in-room whirlpool tubs. The Harbor Room, a large banquet and meeting room, accommodates up to 50, providing an ideal setting for business meetings and conferences, banquets, and special occasions of all kinds.



Inn at Benicia Bay (B&B)

145 East D Street
Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 746-1055


This charming inn is located in the heart of historic Benicia, on a quiet side street between the Marina and the downtown shopping district. Accommodations include nine guest rooms and extensive patio and gardens that offer the perfect setting for outdoor weddings with up to 200 guests. Each room has a distinct personality, with a perfect mix of period ambiance and modern amenities. Several have private patios, balconies or decks overlooking the gardens. An in-house boutique spa provides the opportunity for relaxing facials or massages.



Shorelight Inn

153 West E Street
Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 297-6313


The Shorelight Inn is located just off of First Street on Benicia’s shoreline along the Carquinez Strait. It’s a recently renovated all-suites Inn, offering spacious suites and a complimentary breakfast. Each Suite averages 400 square feet, and includes its own private bathroom – many with oversized jacuzzi bathtubs. The location has gorgeous bay views, within walking distance to all that downtown Benicia has to offer.



Union Hotel

401 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 746-0110


Located in the historic downtown, this hotel’s comfortable decor is reminiscent of California’s past and is highlighted with touches of European elegance. The hotel features luxuriously appointed guestrooms with a private bathroom with Jacuzzi, private phone lines and period interior. Some suites feature spectacular water views and spacious bathrooms with Whirlpool Jacuzzi tubs for two. Guests on business can enjoy wireless Internet service, voicemail and private phone lines.





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Outdoor Recreation



Very good experience and good venue
David Millett

Very nice Film Festival & fun!
S. Kramer Herzog

A great festival for it’s initial gathering. I would like to see them expand in time and perhaps host an awards dinner after the festival itself.
Robert Parham


The Awards Ceremony and “It’s a Wrap” Awards Reception – Starts Sunday at 4:00 pm… READ MORE
North Bay Art and Film Festival 2017