"Relive the Gold Rush" Top 5 Page for this destination Nevada City by SteveOSF

Nevada City Travel Guide: 133 reviews and 319 photos

A Step Back in Time

Nevada City is a Gold Rush Era town that dates back to1849. Today, it still retains its historic look and feel. Nevada City relishes in its mining history, with old mining equipment adorning the downtown like artwork. Its population is only about 2,800. This is far less than the 10,000 who lived and worked there in 1850.

This beautiful town is a pleasure to visit. Its historic downtown, centered around Broad Street, is a great place to stroll. Nice restaurants, shops, and even wine tasting rooms occupy the downtown. Nevada City is located in a picturesque spot in the foothills with great hiking and camping available in the nearby wilderness. This little city is a wonderful spot for a getaway.

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  • Pros:Historic well preserved town town
  • In a nutshell:Scenic Gold Rush Era town
  • Last visit to Nevada City: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated Feb 8, 2009
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    I so enjoy historic dowtowns. That Firehouse No.1 & 2, South Yuba Canal Building, Ott's Assay Office and the rest of the whole town are jewels. Treasure we all keep for future generations. Wonderful page!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    Strange that I have not been to Neveda city while I lived in Davis! I was there primarely to work, not to visit! Thank you for showing what I have missed! A Mark Twain place!

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    Steve, thanks for your tips that inspired me to go to Nevada City. Returning again early August, maybe I can try your restaurant tips. Larry

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Thanks for the intoduction to Nevada City ;-)

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    This is another nice little page on an off-the-beaten-path location!

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    This is a very well written tip on a town I had never heard of!


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