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A beautiful stretch of beach surrounded by overhead bluffs, the Cowell Ranch State Beach is not merely known for its sandy environs and waves. This beach is also home to a seal preserve, a protected area that shelters harbor seals. While the main area is closed off to the public, one might catch a glimpse of seal pups in early spring. Visitors to the beach will enjoy the scenic trails that lead up to the beach, some of which can also be traversed on horseback.
Located within the Camel Barns Complex, The Benicia Historical Museum was established in May 1985. The museum has a rich collection of Benicia's history and culture. There are exhibits that showcase the military brilliance of the city when camels were put into usage as pack animals in the 19th Century. There are close to 12,500 exhibits that feature artifacts, photographs, and documents. Guided and educational tours are available on prior booking. Various local musical concerts and other events also take place at the museum. Come in to discover the old Benicia.
Flood Park is the green oasis of the city. The park is home to an expansive baseball field making the place perfect for local matches. Peppered with benches, the park also comes as a perfect spot for a family picnic. It has a play area where your little ones can frolic until dusk while you soak in the natural beauty of the place. Its Oak-lined pathways are perfect for an evening stroll beckoning those who seek solitude.
Holbrook-Palmer Park is one of the very few public recreation sites in the city of Atherton. Spread over 22 acres (8.90 hectares), the municipal park features several facilities like trails, playgrounds, tennis courts and a ball field. Important sites such as the Jennings Pavillion, Watkins House and Main House are a part of the Holbrook - Palmer Park. These structures are available on private hire for socio-cultural events such as meetings, weddings and anniversaries. The historic Water Tower and the Carriage House - both over 120 years old, still remain a part of this park, adding to Holbrook-Palmer Park's allure.