nevada city

Nevada City

An exuberant Victorian era city amid rivers & forest. Voted by U.S. travel media as “Most Beautiful” and “Best River Town.”


With affordable lodging and gorgeous venues, why not plan your destination wedding tucked away in Nevada City? We’ve got you covered with everything you need.

Staying in a Vacation rental immerses you into our little town and gives you the opportunity to do as the locals do.

Need to really unplug? Nevada City sits at the doorstep of Tahoe National Forest where you can find the ideal campsite for yourself or the whole family!

Those who work remotely can find a quiet coffee shop with patio seating to enjoy the sun and get away from hectic city life.


Visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for more info.

Find an updated calendar of events to find out what’s going on during your stay.

Experience Nevada City from the local perspective! Places to Visit

Welcome to Nevada City

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. 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. The area also draws high-tech business entrepreneurs who are able to locate their enterprises away from the stress of big city life. Visitors from Reno, Sacramento Valley, or the Bay Area will be pleased to find they can escape the bustle back home and visit Nevada City for a day, a weekend, or a longer retreat! 

Nevada City’s friendly and attentive innkeepers provide a refreshing change of pace from a hectic world. Stay in a Victorian bed & breakfast with charming rooms and lovely gardens or a outdoor-themed 50’s motel. Want more space? You can rent a whole cozy, country cottage tucked in the pine trees, or beautiful modern homes with pools and panoramic views. Staying in a Vacation rental immerses you into our little town and gives you the opportunity to do as the locals do. Relax next to Deer Creek, stroll the historic downtown area for First Friday Artwalks, or enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the crickets at night at Inn Town Campground

For a small town, there’s no shortage of things to do in Nevada City. Pick up freshlymade sandwiches for your day at the lake, stock up on picnic supplies for live music in Pioneer Park, or stroll the farmer’s market to bring fresh produce to a BBQ with friends! There’s a wide variety of restaurants and food in Nevada City to satisfy any craving.  

The historic Firehouse No. 1 museum is a gem located in the heart of historic downtown Nevada City. The museum holds many of Nevada County’s hidden treasures and is a must-stop for all who visit Nevada City. You can experience hands-on history during a walking tour; see some of the oldest buildings in town and learn the history behind them. Enjoy a succulent dinner at Lola inside the National Exchange, or pop in for a cocktail at Golden Era lounge. You can also take the family gold panning for a real taste of history, and a chance to get rich!