Nevada City is among the most interesting of California Gold Rush towns, attracting visitors from far and wide. The entire downtown district is a national historic landmark where guests enjoy quality restaurants, comfortable lodgings and a variety of fine shops, boutiques, galleries and museums, all flavored with old-fashioned Nevada City hospitality.
A place “Where the Past is Always Present,” Nevada City’s entire 90-building downtown historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore the narrow streets amid Gold Rush and Victorian-era brick, stone and wood buildings, enjoy the warm glow of real gas street lights and step back into the Nevada City experience.
Nevada City is located at the 2,500-foot elevation on the forested western slope of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. From Sacramento, it’s a one-hour drive via eastbound Interstate 80 and northbound Highway 49. Nevada City is 90 minutes from Reno and 50 minutes from Truckee via westbound I-80 and Highway 20.
The weather will be warm (fingers crossed) during the day and cool off in the evening. Average highs for October are in the mid-60's but due to the moderate elevation the temperature cools to the mid-30's in the evening. Don't forget your coat!
At the gateway to the Tahoe National Forest, Nevada City offers fantastic hiking, biking and water recreation. World class skiing and snowboarding are within an hour’s drive. Don’t miss the Wild & Scenic South Yuba River or Empire Mine State Historic Park. Nevada City is an outdoor recreation lover’s paradise!