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SUMMER IN PROVENCE, ALASKA OR THE SOUTH PACIFIC SOUNDS WONDERFUL, but our own backyard offers an unforgettable vacation experience — from our Gold Rush towns to picturesque vineyards, to crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, to awe-inspiring Yosemite. The Sierra and its foothills has rebounded from the recession with a more refined food, wine, craft beer, art and […]

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination: Cool Small Towns Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, […]

Let’s Picnic

The Sierra and its foothills are ideal for picnicking with all the parks, canyons, rivers and lakes: GOURMET PICNIC SUPPLIES SUMMER THYME’S in Grass Valley offers homemade sandwiches piled high with fresh, local ingredients on freshly baked bread. Examples include Bacon Turkey Gorgonzola, Roasted Turkey or Veggie Pesto. Homemade salads and desserts too. SummerThymes.com NEWCASTLE […]

A Moveable Feast

There’s no better place to picnic than the Sierra and its foothills, with all the parks, canyons, rivers and lakes. Here are some stores for gourmet food and wine: SUMMER THYME’S offers a box lunch with any sandwich and deli salad, a cookie and cold drink. The deli makes all of its menu items on […]