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  • cars and buildings shown on either side of a quiet streetBroad Street, Nevada City.
  • two older trucks with construction equipment sit side-by-sideTwo vintage trucks with cranes and winches at Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley.
  • a bridge spans above the white waters of a rushing riverOld Bridge South Yuba City River.
  • a crowd of people sit and stand at tables along an outdoor shopping area at duskStreet food, Grass Valley.

Grass Valley/Nevada City

75 MILES AND 80 MILES FROM CHICO, RESPECTIVELY
Grass Valley and Nevada City were once popular gold mining towns in California. Over $400 million worth of gold was mined in the two cities. Today, tourists can visit the restored historic buildings downtown, mining museums, and the gold mines themselves. Wine tasting, art galleries, and day spas are also available to create a truly relaxing and invigorating trip.