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Tucked away in the southernmost tip of Nevada County, the city of GRASS VALLEY is often an overlooked jewel among the foothill’s gold rush towns. Despite a cornucopia of events and attractions, Grass Valley’s main draw may be its low-key profile and unassuming small town charm. While much of the nation has re-embraced small town America and main street revitalizations have soared in recent years, Grass Valley has always simply been there. It also is a “snowless” escape from winter weather. READ MORE »

The gold rush may have come and gone, but NEVADA CITY still serves as a beacon for wanderlust souls looking for a richer life. Unlike the eureka days of the 1800s when a miner’s life was full of grit and backbreaking work, today’s residents lead a life abundant with creativity and spirit, which is palpable throughout the downtown galleries and coffee shops. READ MORE »

California Gold Country, including a specific mention of Nevada City, was listed among the top 10 travel destinations for 2012 by Lonely Planet. More here.

TRUCKEE’S rich historic roots are rivaled only by the town’s expansive outdoor opportunities. Nestled in the majestic Sierra Nevada range, this charming western ski town gives access to a myriad of recreational and extreme activities. READ MORE »

The small community of ROUGH AND READY exemplifies country living. One of Nevada County’s first settlements, Rough and Ready celebrates its place in history and is located a short drive from Bridgeport, home to one of the longest single-span wooden bridges in America across the Yuba River. Wildflower, fall color, and historic walks, as well as gold panning and living history days, are offered throughout the year. READ MORE »

Just six miles outside of Grass Valley, PENN VALLEY is a world unto itself. The tight-knit community embraces the outdoors and wildlife. Visitors will see horses, llamas, deer, and wild turkey going about their daily business just as retirees and school children make their way to the local coffee shop and Gateway Park. READ MORE »