Our region’s leaders embrace state Cultural District honor: “A coming of age for us”

Our region’s civic, business and elected leaders embraced the statewide Cultural District honors for Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee in a joint statement on Thursday, calling it a “coming of age for us.” It pointed to the Nevada County Arts Council and cities “working as one,” adding that the designation officially makes the County “a […]

Chinese travel industry tour group to visit Nevada City

By Nevada City Chamber We are pleased to announce the arrival of a major travel industry tour group from China, who will be visiting Nevada City in late November in an effort to interest Chinese visitors in California, and Gold Country in particular. This is, literally, a historic first for Nevada City to be included […]

“New Boomer” Economics

Call them millennials, the iGeneration or “New Boomers.” Though our region is known for attracting retirees, we think this younger generation can also help invigorate the area. The rest of us need to do our part to attract them and retain them—creating more job opportunities, for example. But we offer many attractions to “New Boomers,” […]

Things to do in Grass Valley

“VISIT CALIFORNIA” HAS A celebrity spokesman—actor Rob Lowe, who shares his love for the great outdoors, and the dining, arts and culture scene. As it turns out, Grass Valley has its own informal group of celebrity tourism ambassadors—the famous people who perform at The Center of the Arts and had a great visit. Besides performing, […]

Cynthia Levesque of Neva Co and Nevada City First Friday Artwalk featured in new California guide

Visit California’s “2015 California Vacation Guide” is out and it has several mentions of Nevada County attractions and businesses. Nevada City’s Cynthia Levesque, owner of Neva Co, and founder of the wildly popular Nevada City First Friday Artwalk, is pictured on the Gold Country page noting our area’s inviting shops. Read Sierra FoodWineArt’s articles about […]

Nevada County Restaurant Week is January 23-February 1

Nevada County Tourism, in partnership with the Grass Valley Downtown Association, Greater Grass Valley Chamber, Nevada City Chamber, Penn Valley Chamber, South County Chamber, Truckee Chamber of Commerce and Sierra FoodWineArt magazine, are excited to announce Nevada County Restaurant Week 2015. The event will be held in conjunction with Visit California’s statewide California Restaurant Month. During […]

Visit SierraCulture.com: Your “go to” guide for summer travel

THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS AND TRUCKEE-TAHOE are home to some of America’s best attractions, and we have a new guide to help you: Our magazine’s new website customized for smartphone reading. Just type into your iPhone or smartphone: SierraCulture.com. The site first prompts users to share their exact location and then provides information on attractions and […]

Video: Pro Bob Burnquist’s floating skateboard ramp on Lake Tahoe

“Once upon a time we came upon a photo of a floating skate ramp. We thought it was a totally cool idea, but when we did a little research, we discovered the image was a fake—someone’s Photoshopped fantasy,” Visit California writes. “Bummer, we thought—but then we got inspired. ‘Let’s build our own,’ we cried, ‘and […]