California Gold Country, including a specific mention of Nevada City, was listed among the top 10 travel destinations for 2012 by Lonely Planet. A photo of Nevada City was included too. Grass Valley and Truckee also are in the region.
Ranked at #6, the “Gold Country” listing for Lonely Planet read:
“Tahoe and Yosemite gets all the mountain love in California, but an hour closer to San Francisco (and cheaper and less crowded) is Gold Country. Towns that ooze century-old ambience are strung out like throw-back pearls along Hwy 49, a fun drive that passes stops like Jamestown’s historic train, a tiny gold town called Volcano (with no volcano), wineries (some even consider the region a contender to Napa and Sonoma), caves, gold-panning spots and a good overnight choice: the artsy town of Nevada City. Winter is also a treat with snow parks for kids and Bear Valley for hard-core winter sports – plus there’s sledding options galore. That’s how the locals do it.”
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Text and photo credit: Lonely Planet and John Elk III