Thea and I have been wanting to visit Nevada City since we stopped there for lunch almost a year ago on our way home from Chico. The quaint Gold Rush town instantly lured us in with its charming old buildings and friendly people. (The entire downtown is registered as a national historic landmark. That’s more than 90 buildings!)
This past weekend, with the guys out of town, we decided to go. We stayed at the super charming Outside Inn, we shopped, we did a little wine tasting, we ate well at Three Forks (twice!) and Lefty’s. We sat in the middle of a packed room for a cabaret show (and devoured a caramel-y, chocolate-y slice of pie during intermission), and sipped a nightcap while listening to live music among a very eclectic crowd.
What is it exactly that makes Nevada City so appealing? It’s not just the theater/art scene, or the number of buildings from the late 1800’s, or even the proximity to so many great outdoor activities. It’s a feeling you get, a feeling that the residents take pride in their town and really seem to happily coexist.
Have you been to Nevada City? What are your favorite things to do there? Let me know in the comments!