Nevada City at Night

Smithsonian Magazines Lists Nevada City as Among Best Small Towns to Visit

Smithsonian Magazine has just published a list of the 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021, and Nevada City, CA, made the list!

The article begins: With its Victorian-era homes, balconied 19th-century structures and a main street lined with gas street lamps (the only ones still operating west of the Mississippi), Nevada City looks like something straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie. No surprise, since it was the actual locale for Hallmark’s 2006 film, The Christmas Card, and still draws thousands of the movie’s fans from coast-to-coast, especially during its annual December Victorian Christmas celebration, complete with costumed carolers, arts and crafts stalls, and plenty of mulled wine. This well-preserved Gold Rush town is also the gateway to northern California’s Tahoe National Forest, 871,495 acres of pine, oak and fir trees, rivers, and lakes where activities like fishing and snowshoeing are all par for the course.

Read the entire article and find out all of the 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021!