Nevada City

Nevada City is in the Sierra foothills at an elevation of 2,500 feet and enjoys a beautiful four-season climate. Nevada City was a thriving town in the California Gold Rush and has retained its historic charm. The entire downtown is a National Historic Landmark and is one of the best preserved gold mining towns in the foothills.


Nevada City is nationally recognized for its outdoor, recreational and cultural amenities:

  • #1 Best Value Town 2017 — Best Places to Live
  • Top 10 Travel Destination — Lonely Planet
  • # 2 Best River City in America — Outside Magazine
  • one of America’s Coolest Small Towns — Budget Travel
  • one of the Best Small Towns in California — Frommer’s
  • one of 20 Must-see Small Towns — San Francisco Chronicle
  • a Best Romantic Weekend — Vacation