Things to Do in San Benito County
Recreation is a widely popular pastime enjoyed in the San Benito region. The area is spotted with public parks, modern recreation and sports complexes and scenic golf courses, with notable sites including the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, the San Justo Reservoir and the San Benito County Historical & Recreation Park. Within a short distance of the county lies the Fremont Peak State Park & Observatory and the popular Pinnacles National Monument, which is highlighted by the remains of an ancient volcano.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in San Benito County. The communities of the area are lined with a wide range retailers selling everything from clothing and accessories, specialty gifts and floral to gourmet foods, antiques and beauty products.
A variety of shopping developments are available throughout the towns of the San Benito region, with popular spots in downtown Hollister and nearby San Juan Bautista. Located just off Highway 156, San Juan Bautista is bursting with history and opportunities to enjoy a day of shopping. Mid-1800s structures have been converted into wonderful specialty and gift shops, restaurants, art galleries and more.