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Things to do in Nevada City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Brewery
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“Great pizza, salads, soups and sandwiches. They also have amazing fresh baked croissants on Sunday only, be there before 10 am to make sure they don’t run out. It’s also a nice local spot to meet people and/or people watch. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bar
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“speak-easy type bar, good place to get a drink before heading out for dinner :)”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best restaurant in the area, but a little more pricey. Exceptional wine list, and food is wonderful. You’ll definitely need a reservation. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The premier performing arts venue in Nevada County. Newly renovated theater brings some amazing talent to the area! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Super yummy breakfast and lunch. Get there early though, it can get pretty crowded on weekends.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“Another river access. better for bigger groups. Still beautiful river. A trail nearby the historic building can be found here for a peaceful walk.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love the sushi here. It’s so good! I highly recommend the truffle sashimi. Reservations fill up quickly, but if you walk over to the restaurant (only 3 min walk from apt) before 530 you can put your name down on the list to sit at the bar. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Get her early on the weekends, lines get very long! Best breakfast in town. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Cinema
“closest historic movie theater if you want to catch a show - and right in very cute downtown Grass Valley. They have another location about 1.5 miles away with even more movie options”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Lunch or dinner - great food. Weather permitting - eat outside by the Deer Creek River flowing by... great food, great drinks - take your time and lap up the local flavor of Nevada City!!”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Friar Tuck’s is a staple of Nevada City, known for fondue. We’re not big fans of it, but it’s not something we normally eat. A generally nice place for dinner with great service - Audry likes the ribs, and John is partial to the duck. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sopa Thai offers Thai cuisine that is as good any Thai place I've been to in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lovely indoor atmosphere and a beautiful outdoor garden dining area in back (with a fountain and pond, etc.). ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“S. Pine Cafe is walking distance just down the hill. They have great breakfasts and lunches. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great salads, awesome breakfasts, and wonderful outdoor patio area. Something for everyone here!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“When there is a line for ice cream in winter you know you're doing something right.”
  • 24 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“The perfect combination of history and hiking. Learn more about the Gold Rush and the legacy of hydraulic mining. Explore miles of maintained nature trails. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Great pizza, salads, soups and sandwiches. They also have amazing fresh baked croissants on Sunday only, be there before 10 am to make sure they don’t run out. It’s also a nice local spot to meet people and/or people watch. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best restaurant in the area, but a little more pricey. Exceptional wine list, and food is wonderful. You’ll definitely need a reservation. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Super yummy breakfast and lunch. Get there early though, it can get pretty crowded on weekends.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love the sushi here. It’s so good! I highly recommend the truffle sashimi. Reservations fill up quickly, but if you walk over to the restaurant (only 3 min walk from apt) before 530 you can put your name down on the list to sit at the bar. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Get her early on the weekends, lines get very long! Best breakfast in town. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Lunch or dinner - great food. Weather permitting - eat outside by the Deer Creek River flowing by... great food, great drinks - take your time and lap up the local flavor of Nevada City!!”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Friar Tuck’s is a staple of Nevada City, known for fondue. We’re not big fans of it, but it’s not something we normally eat. A generally nice place for dinner with great service - Audry likes the ribs, and John is partial to the duck. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sopa Thai offers Thai cuisine that is as good any Thai place I've been to in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lovely indoor atmosphere and a beautiful outdoor garden dining area in back (with a fountain and pond, etc.). ”
  • 16 locals recommend

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