Film Benicia

For on-location filming, Benicia provides a rich, untapped opportunity with a diversity of unique settings. Here’s a partial list of scenic backdrops:

  • Beautiful waterfront with views of two bridges
  • Marina
  • Yacht club
  • Pier
  • Boat launches
  • Small beach
  • Rolling hills
  • Lake, dam and spillway
  • Ballfields
  • Parks
  • Dog park
  • Historic homes, industrial buildings and wedding/party venue
  • Rail service
  • Quaint downtown with independent restaurants and retailers
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Two state parks including California’s third state capitol building built in the mid-1800s

Located between San Francisco and Sacramento, Benicia is close to an experienced and highly-skilled crew base, and it’s within San Francisco’s 30-mile Studio Zone.

The City of Benicia’s helpful and professional staff will assist film production companies in securing necessary permits, starting with a simplified City of Benicia filming permit.

For more information about what makes Benicia unique, please see If you’d like more details about filming in Benicia, please contact the City of Benicia, (707) 746-4202 or