A Great Father’s Day By the Bay

For the first time in months, local destinations have started to safely reopen. With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, why not take your dad out for some fresh air and activities and celebrate a Great Father’s Day By the Bay in Benicia?


Start the Day with Something Special

Even before you arrive, you can place an order at One House Bakery, who are offering a special Father’s Day menu and incredible dad-themed chocolate goodies! Get a chocolate-sculpted tool box, “Best Dad Ever” chocolate bar, or golf ball ganache chocolates that look just like the real thing!


(image courtesy of One House Bakery)


If you want a sample of everything, try their Father’s Day Truck and Chocolates Special. Trucks are packed full of pastries and goodies with your choice of beer, wine or house-made Bloody Mary mix!!


Pre-order or pick up, starting at 8am this Saturday. You can pre-order right now using the Catering button on their website. Last day to preorder is Friday, 6pm.


Where to find them:

918 1st Street, Benicia, CA 94510


Now that you have arrived in Benicia.

To start the day right, stop by Sailor Jack’s for Father’s Day brunch. A Benicia staple, treat dad to a delicious Sailor Jack’s weekend breakfast while enjoying the ocean breeze and scenic waterfront views.



(image courtesy of Sailor Jack’s)



Time to walk off that breakfast.

Bookshop Benicia makes for a great pit stop for the entire family. Here, Dad can browse for something relaxing to read by the waterfront, and Mom and the kids can find something fun, too! Aside from carrying new and used books for children and adults, the shop carries toys, stationery and -- perfect for family night -- jigsaw puzzles!

(image courtesy of Bookshop Benicia)


Where to find them:

636 First Street Benicia, CA 94510


Does Dad love comics?

Remind Dad of the superhero he is by popping into Zeppelin Comics, open from 12pm-5pm Tuesday-Sunday. Explore some of Dad’s favorite stories, old and new. For the month of June, they will be honoring #PrideMonth by highlighting the amazing works of LGBTQ+ stories, artists and writers.



(image courtesy of Zeppelin Comics)


Where to find them:

929 First Street, Benicia, CA 94510


Enjoy an afternoon hike or bike ride.

Keep the energy alive! Benicia has a ton of scenic pathways for strolling, along with award-winning cycling if you bring your bikes.


Cruise down First Street and along the waterfront, past the beautiful Benicia Marina. If city riding isn’t Dad’s thing, here are 10 Great Bike Rides and Walks in Benicia, ranging from a leisure ride to adventures for experienced riders. Whatever your skill level, you and Dad can enjoy the sunshine and some quality time.


Before you end the day, grab some food and drinks from Amore Bistrot.

Nestled at the historic, picturesque Inn at Benicia Bay, Amore Bistrot offers an authentic homestyle Italian meals for dining in, and an Italian market to grab ingredients to take home with you.


Where to find them:

145 East D Street, Benicia CA 94510


End the day with something sweet.

A one-minute walk from Amore Bistrot, you’ll find yourself capping off the perfect Father’s Day with a scoop or two from Double Rainbow Cafe. Voted best Ice Cream in Solano County, it’s the perfect treat to cap off a most memorable day by the bay -- and make sure to snap a selfie inside their shop.



(image courtesy of Double Rainbow Cafe)


Where to find them:

560 First Street, Benicia CA 94510



With all the incredible options Benicia has to offer, if you’re still stuck on what to get Dad, check out Shop Benicia, a city-wide eGift card accepted at nearly 60 incredible businesses in the city of Benicia. Right now, there’s a limited promotion going on, with the City of Benicia giving up to $300 each in free Shop Benicia dollars when purchasing gift cards.


Learn more here!


Happy Father’s Day!