Nevada City Things To Do

Nevada City is a small town with a big list of things to do and see.

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Arts & Entertainment

If you love the arts, Nevada City has something for you.  Live theatre, movies and film festivals are found at the Nevada Theatre, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Off Broad Street and other venues. Wander through the historic downtown in the evening and you’re sure to find live music playing in one of the restaurants or bars.  Explore our downtown art galleries.

Nevada City Arts & Entertainment


Outdoor Recreation

At the gateway to the Tahoe National Forest, Nevada City offers fantastic hiking, biking and water recreation. World class skiing and snowboarding are within an hour’s drive. Don’t miss the Wild & Scenic South Yuba River or Empire Mine State Historic Park.  Nevada City is an outdoor recreation lover’s paradise!

Nevada City Outdoor Recreation

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Nevada City Events

Check our annual Calendar of Events; it lists more than 200 activities, including some of our biggest events such as Mardi Gras, Nevada City Bicycle Classic, Summer Nights & Victorian Christmas.  There’s always something to do in Nevada City!

Nevada City Events

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Nevada City History

Nevada City is among the most interesting of California Gold Rush towns, attracting visitors from far and wide. The entire downtown district is a national historic landmark where guests enjoy quality restaurants, comfortable lodgings and a variety of fine shops,  museums, all flavored with old-fashioned Nevada City hospitality.

Nevada City & California History


Stop by the Chamber Office

Stop by the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center for brochures and guides including the downtown walking tour, fall colors, history, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, golf, winery tours and more.  Hours & Directions