Top things to do in Nevada City

Top Choice Creole in Nevada City

Ike’s Quarter Cafe

Right out of New Orleans' Garden District, Ike’s serves splendid brunch fare with a sassy charm. Sit outside under the cherry tree or in the cluttered, funky interior. There's eggs Sardou, jambalaya, vegetarian po'b…
Top Choice Cinema in Nevada City

Magic Theatre

This beloved and adorably quirky theater screens a matchless lineup of unusual films and is about a mile south of downtown Nevada City. It serves bowls of fresh popcorn, coffee in real mugs and hot brownies. At the …
Top Choice Arts Center in Nevada City

Miners Foundry

As the name suggests, this was once an industrial building, constructed in 1856 and used to manufacture Pelton wheels. It has been brilliantly converted into an eclectic arts center, hosting music workshops, youth t…
Top Choice Californian in Nevada City

New Moon Cafe

Pure elegance, Peter Selaya’s organic- and local-ingredient menu changes with the seasons. If you visit during spring or summer, go for the line-caught fish or the house-made, moon-shaped fresh ravioli. The wine lis…
Thai in Nevada City

Sopa Thai

Huge quantities of delicious mango red curry, steamed mussels and spring rolls in the region's best and most popular Thai restaurant. The rugged red-brick interior is furnished with imported carvings, silks and lant…
Museum in Nevada City

Firehouse No 1 Museum

This small, painstakingly curated museum is run by the Nevada County Historical Society from a unique white wooden building with a tall bell tower. From stunning Nisenan baskets to preserved Victorian bridal wear, i…
Desserts in Nevada City

Treats

It’s a crowded contest for Gold Country’s best ice-cream shop, but this cute little spot – the brilliant second career of avuncular scooper Bob Wright – wins in a walk. Many flavors are sourced from ripe local produ…
Bar in Nevada City

Crazy Horse Saloon Grill

A fantastic town-center saloon with a long convivial bar where you can eat burgers and nachos, shoot the breeze with the friendly staff, then hit the dance floor. The little raised stage, wreathed in lanterns, hosts…
Theater in Nevada City

Nevada Theatre

This brick fortress is one of California’s first theaters (1865) and has welcomed the likes of Jack London, Emma Nevada and Mark Twain to its stage. Now it's home to a number of small, top-notch theater companies an…
Winery in Nevada City

Nevada City Winery

This popular winery excels with Syrah and Zinfandel varietals, which you can savor while touring the production facility in the old Miners' Foundry Garage. It’s a good place to get information on touring all of the …