Yosemite named one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 travel destinations for 2014

California Gold Country, including Nevada City, was named as a top 10 travel destination by Lonely Planet for 2012. “Towns that ooze century-old ambience are strung out like throw-back pearls along Hwy 49,” the popular travel guide wrote. This year, Yosemite was ranked #2 on Lonely Planet’s list. The Central Coast also made the list. […]

Sneak peek at this year’s Bracebridge Dinner menus at Yosemite

Next year Yosemite celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary – 150 years ago Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove became the first public parkland the federal government had ever set aside, with President Lincoln declaring, “upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort and recreation.” While popular in the summer for outdoor […]

Christmas trees in Auburn, Nevada City, Truckee and Yosemite

We collected photos of Christmas trees from throughout the region for you to see. They are all beautiful, in wonderful and historic settings. •Downtown Auburn’s Central Square (from Mary West on Facebook): •Robinson Plaza in historic downtown Nevada City, with lit-up Pelton Wheel: BELOW •Blanketed in snow in historic Truckee: •Yosemite National Park Visitor’s Center: […]

Yosemite National Park to offer free admission on Veteran’s Day weekend

In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission to the public on Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. This fee free weekend is offered to all visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. This fee free weekend […]

Yosemite National Park reopens to visitors

Yosemite National Park reopens to park visitors tonight, October 16, 2013. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back on-line. Yosemite National Park has been closed since October 1, 2013, due to the government shutdown. “We are excited to reopen and welcome visitors back to Yosemite,” […]

Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour is October 4-6

The works of a record-number of artists will be on display for the 11th annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour taking place October 4-6. Based in Oakhurst which is located about 20 minutes south of Yosemite National Park, the region has a reputation for having more artists per capita than anywhere else in the […]

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