Nevada City is one of the most interesting of the California Gold Rush town. Visitors from far and wide come to see this storybook community. 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. Above all, tourists are treated to a heavy dose of old-fashioned Nevada City hospitality.
Bordering the Tahoe National Forest and located just minutes from many Sierra lakes and rivers, Nevada City is ringed by deep green pine-covered hills. In 1850, there were 10,000 boisterous souls living here, and in the general election of 1856, the 2,082 ballots cast in Nevada City were exceeded in the state only by Sacramento and San Francisco. Nowadays, Nevada City has a much smaller population – but don’t be fooled. The downtown district near Broad Street remains bustling with daily activity.
Nevada City has become a true haven for those who enjoy the arts. Busking musicians line the street any given weekend, and art displays seem to fill every other shop. Several local events celebrate the artistic side of Nevada City including First Friday Artwalks and Nevada City Summer Nights.