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Local of Nevada City, CA


What You Need To Know About Nevada City and Grass Valley

Once California's third largest city, Nevada City, the "Queen City of the Northern Mines", has much to offer today's visitor. The historic district, with its gas lamp lit streets and beautifully preserved gold rush era buildings will transport you back to another time. Enjoy fine restaurants, theater and other cultural events. Visit unique shops or tour the town in a horse drawn carriage.
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Although winter snows don't linger long on the ground here, some of the high Sierra's best skiing, both downhill and cross-country, is barely an hour's drive away via Hwy. 20. Experience the gold rush at Empire Mine and Malakoff Diggings State Parks, or bike the trails of Tahoe National Forest. Photograph the spring wildflowers and fall colors. Swim, boat, raft and fish the local rivers and lakes.


The following list of links is here to help you find Restaurants, Caterers, Groceries, Nightlife, Entertainment and Venues in and around the Nevada City and Grass Valley area near our lodging accommodation. If the business of interest didn't have a website at the time of publishing this page, we have included a link to its reviews. We do periodic updates.

Nevada City Restaurants Restaurant, Tavern, Entertainment, Venue Unique California Cuisine French Creole Upscale California and International Cuisine Grill and Pizza Organic Grill in Back of Organic Market Upscale Unique California Cuisine Sushi Chinese Thai Cuisine Organic California Cuisine Roadhouse, Steaks, Fish, Spirits Organic Market and Food court Deli Grill and Tap House Sushi Organic Vegetarian, Vegan Crepes and Catering Pizza Plus, local delivery Old fashioned Classic Cafe Bistro and Art Gallery Bistro Libations and snacks Authentic Mexican Whole or by the Slice Sushi Bakery, Brewery, Artisan Restaurant Menu Artisan Eatery Herbal Lounge Roadhouse Restaurant and Brewery American grill Internet Cafe style restaurant Sliced meats and sandwiches Nevada City

Restaurant/One-11-Kitchen-Bar Nevada City

FoxHound Espresso & Coffee Broaster Nevada City

Markets and Delis Nevada City IGA Market & Deli Nevada City Grass Valley Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Outer Nevada City Sliced meats and sandwiches Nevada City

Bars, Saloons, Breweries, Tap Houses and Wine Tasting Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Restaurant, Tavern, Entertainment, Venue Nevada City Nevada City Roadhouse Restaurant and Brewery Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Tasting room 25 min outside of Nevada City Proper Nevada City Tasting room Nevada City Winery/Grass Valley Tasting room Grass Valley Rough & Ready Winery & Tasting room Grass Valley Winery & Tasting room Grass Valley/Chicago Park Winery & Tasting room Grass Valley Winery, Bistro & Tasting room Penn Valley winery Auburn Winery Grass Valley Winery & Tasting room Grass Valley Tasting room Grass Valley Winery & Tasting room

Events, Venues and Catering Music venue and events Events Venue, County Fair in August Events Venue Bicycling events, rental/repairs Catering Catering Specialty Event Planning Venue, Restaurant, Entertainment Venue Venue/Performing Arts Venue, Restaurant, Music, Catering, Brewery Venue Venue Venue Venue Venue Venue Venue Catering Catering

Entertainment and Performing Arts Historic State Park Venue, Restaurant, Music, Catering, Brewery Venue, Restaurant, Entertainment Venue and Music Venue, County Fair in August Multiple Events Grass Valley, Nevada City Performing Arts Sierra, Sutton, Del Oro and Nevada Film Series Nevada City (formerly The Magic Theater) Nevada City and Off Center Stage Grass Valley Grass Valley Performing Arts Community Asian Theater Railroad Museum

Legacy Productions Grass Valley, Nevada City Performing Arts Performing Arts/Storytelling

Local Chambers of Commerce/State and County sites Nevada County Tourism Website fish and game Forest Ranger, Nevada City Office Geotourism Website

Grass Valley Restaurants Coffee House Premium Coffee Roaster Italian Cuisine Chilean/South American Cuisine Cafe Bakery Pizza Sushi California Cuisine Mexican Cuisine Pasties Cafe `Organic Cuisine Italian Cuisine Organic Cuisine Bakery & Deli California Cuisine Pizzeria & Cafe Cafe Breakfast and Lunch Cafe

Inclusion in these lists does not constitute an endorsement of said business unless otherwise noted. There are many others not included in these lists and they can be found here:


There are hundreds of rivers, lakes and streams within a few minutes to an hour or so in any direction of Piety Hill Cottages, where you can whet your appetite on the local trout habitats. You will find Rainbows, Browns and Brookies as well as Kokanee, Salmon, Bass and Catfish.

Follow one or all of the links below for more local fishing info: Fish and Game Forest Ranger, Nevada City Office

Hiking and Biking

The Sierra foothills are teeming with trails suited to all manner of hikers and bikers. They are responsible in large part for the migration of lowlanders on any given weekend to the Sierra Foothills and to Nevada City in particular. The Nevada County/City Parks and the Forestry Departments have endeavored to maintain well used favorites and add new trails regularly. There are varying degrees of difficult from Handicap accessible to Extreme.
The 1st link below is to the "Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop" website with many listed trails and their degree of difficulty. Bicycling events, rental/repairs, Trails–near–nevada-city-ca

Distance from Piety Hill Cottages Motel and Bed & Breakfast to:

Restaurants, Libations & Venues

Historic Downtown Nevada City 0.4 mi

Miners Foundry 0.4 mi

Nevada City Winery 0.4 mi

All Downtown Nevada City Restaurants & Bars 0.4 mi – .06 mi

Fudnjuice organic food stand 0.5 mi

Organic Grill/California Organics 0.4 mi

Jernigan's Grill & Tap House 0.4 mi

Old Republic Brewery 0.4 mi

The Willo Steakhouse 2.5 mi

Old Republic Roadhouse Brewery 5.1 mi

Nevada County Fairgrounds 5.7 mi.

Stone House 0.5 mi.

The Roth Estate 3.2 mi.

Local Lodging

Outside Inn 0.8 mi

Deer Creek Inn 0.5 mi

Broad Street Inn 0.6 mi

The Madison House 0.5 mi (formerly The Parsonage)

The Red Castle 0.4 mi (closed)

Emma Nevada House 0.7 mi

Northern Queen 0.4 mi

Nevada City Inn 0.5 mi

Harmony Ridge Lodge 5.4 mi


The California College of Ayurveda 0.1 mi

In The Kitchen 0.1 mi

The Aviation & Electronics School of America 0.5 mi

Flower Essence 4.6 mi

Ananda Village 15.7 mi


California Organics, Organic Grill 0.4 mi

SPD Market 0.3 mi

Briar Patch Co-op 3.1 mi

Safeway 2.2 mi

Savemart 2.2 mi

Grocery Outlet 2.3 mi

Cities/Towns From PHC to downtown

Auburn 27.7 mi

Grass Valley 4.0 mi

Penn Valley 12.2 mi

North San Jaun 14.4 mi

Lake Tahoe 65.1 mi

South Lake Tahoe 94.5 mi

Reno, Nevada 84.2 mi

Beal AFB 32.8 mi.

International Airports

Sacramento, CA (SMF) 67.2 mi

Reno, Nevada (RNO) 88.5 mi

Oakland, CA (OAK) 150 mi

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 158 mi

San Jose, CA (SJC) 175 mi

Lakes and rivers, Parks and Museums

S. Yuba River State Park (HWY 49 Bridge) 7.5 mi.

S. Yuba River State Park (Bridgeport Covered Bridge [15 mi. back roads]) 20.0 mi.

Edwards Crossing Yuba River 8.0 mi.

Purdon Crossing Yuba River 7.6 mi.

Malakoff Digging State Park 28.4 mi.

Empire Mine State Park 5.6 mi.

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum 1.3 mi.

Pelton Wheel Mining Museum 5.1mi.

Collins Lake 36.0 mi.

Rollins Lake 10.2 mi.

Bullard's Bar Reservoir 31.4 mi.

Lake Wildwood 15.4 mi.

Scotts Flat Reservoir 8.3 mi.

Englebright Lake 28.7 mi.

Lake Spaulding 26.3 mi.

Fuller Lake 27.6 mi.

Bowman Lake (4WD recommended) 39.5 mi.

Lake of the Pines 18.9 mi.

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