old hotelBay seniors curious about spending a night back in time might want to consider the Union Hotel in Benicia on the Carquinez Strait. Built in 1882 it has the plainness of a stagecoach stop which it once was. Rooms have four poster beds and views of the Sacramento River meeting the Bay. This former state capital (1853-54) has its own arts complex – Arsenal. But for a really eye-popping art installation stroll the Waterfront Park for a view of the massive, mothballed US Navy fleet just sitting sitting there.

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