town and County Seat of Nevada County, California, United States

Nevada City is a city in Nevada County in California's Gold Country.

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Get in Edit

By car Edit

From Sacramento take I-80 East to Auburn and then take 49 from Auburn to Grass Valley. From Truckee take I-80 west and take the highway 20 exit towards Nevada City and Grass Valley.

By plane Edit

  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF). The closest international airport to Nevada City is Sacramento International (SMF). This is about an hour and 15 minutes away by car and allows transfer to both bus and rail connections to Nevada City.

By train Edit

  • Amtrak. Provides regular service to Auburn Amtrak station, 27 miles south of Nevada City. From the station, you would need to take Nevada County Connects bus 5 to central Grass Valley (about an hour bus ride) and then transfer to Nevada County Connects bus 1 to Nevada City. Be sure to check the bus schedule as buses are infrequent and run only limited times per day.

By bus Edit

  • Local buses. If you have time and the timing work out, you can get to Nevada City from Sacramento by using local buses. From Downtown Sacramento, you can take Sacramento Light Rail to the Watt/I-80 station. Here, you can take Placer Transit Route 10 to Auburn Amtrak Station and then from there, you can take Nevada County Connects bus 5 to central Grass Valley and then transfer to Nevada County Connects bus 1.

Get around Edit

By bus Edit

  • Nevada County Connects. Local bus service between areas within Nevada County and connecting to Placer county (via Auburn Amtrak Station).

See Edit

Scotts Flat Lake
  • 1 Scotts Flat Lake, 23333 Scotts Flat Rd, +15302655302. Beautiful high elevation lake near Nevada City provides camping, day use, boating, and hiking recreation.
  • 2 Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, +1 530 265-2740. State park featuring gold rush-era buildings with rock faces carved out by hydraulic mining. Also has access to camping and fishing in Blair lake.    

Do Edit

Main Street with Firehouse Museum

Events Edit

  • Nevada City Film Festival. World renowned film festival since 2001 considered to be the “Sundance of the Sierra” for its focus on independent film.

Buy Edit

  • 1 The Truffle Shop, 408 Broad St. Handmade truffles in a variety of flavors and designs, also serves coffee.
  • 2 The Earth Store, 310 Broad St. Gift shop with nature and science gifts, including an extensive birding selection.

Eat Edit

  • 1 Lefty's Grill, 101 Broad St, +15302655838. American food specializing in burgers and pizzas with beautiful creek views from the patio.
  • 2 Friar Tuck's Restaurant and Bar, 111 N Pine St. American restaurant focusing on steak in an antique setting.

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Routes through Nevada City
Yuba CityGrass Valley  W   E  Truckee via  
AuburnGrass Valley  S   N  Sierra CityLoyalton

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