Plan Your Visit to the Historical District

This information on this page will give you details on logistics when visiting the Nevada City downtown historical district, whether it is during an event or on any other day.

Map of parking lots and public restrooms – Parking meters are located on many downtown commercial streets and in the Commercial Street Parking Lot. The Nevada Street Downtown Parking Lot is free and is located across the freeway overpass. The Spring Street parking lot behind the National Exchange Hotel is also free. Meters currently only take coins, and the cost is 50 cents per hour. The Chamber visitors center always carries change if you need it.

Details on electric vehicle charging – There are currently three (3) “Level 2” electric vehicle charging stations (each with two outlets) in the Commercial Street Parking Lot. They are currently available at no charge for electric vehicle owners who download the “Chargie” app. (While the app has to have money on it, no funds will be taken from the account to pay for electricity at the charging stations. This free offer is available until November 23, 2023).

General business hours – You will find retail and dining options seven days a week. Some retail stores and restaurants choose to close on either Monday or Tuesday. These are considered the least busy days of the week during the winter and early-spring months.

General weather conditions – Nevada City is located at 2,477 feet (754 meters) above sea level. This altitude avoids much of the snow accumulation in the winter of the higher Sierra mountain towns such as Truckee or South Lake Tahoe, while also being about 10 degrees cooler on average that the cities in the Central Valley (such as Sacramento) in the summertime.

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