Entries by erin

Spring Blooms

So, instead, if we can’t share the great things to do that normally happen in our community, we’ve decided to share some pretty photos of spring popping in town.  This is a great virtual shout out to something colorful and cheerful during a gloomy time. 

Stay home

I wrote a blog post last week on how we can support local businesses and it seems like the entire world has turned upside down since then.  It’s amazing to think how much our lives have changed in just a short period of time. One of my job descriptions is to be the “Nevada County […]

Small Town love in Nevada City

Over the years I’ve written so many blog posts on fun things to do, businesses to check out, outdoor adventures, local events, concerts, plays, kid activities, you name it.  So when I looked at my line up of upcoming suggestions of things to do, or things that I that I’d planned to write about and […]

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Mocktails at Golden Era

Did you know that Golden Era Lounge in downtown Nevada City has an impressive menu of mocktails?  For those who don’t know about their nonalcoholic drinks, they set the bar high with top of the line ingredients, flavor combinations and beautiful drinks.  Thank you to the owners Cindy & Steve for inviting me down to […]

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Sierra Stages Blithe Spirit

Sierra Stages kicked off their 2020 season with the comedy classic Blithe Spirit at the Nevada Theatre.  The play, by English playwright Noël Coward, brings laughter and chaos to socialite and novelist Charles Condomine’s séance with eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati.  Caught between one live wife and one dead wife — both jealous of […]

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Nevada City Photo Walks

Earlier this month Kial James, of Nevada City Scenics, and I kicked off our 2020 Nevada City photo walk series.  We started this free meet up collaboration over 5 years ago as a way to connect with other photographers using Instagram through Instameets.  Over the years we’ve done photo walks at the South Yuba River, […]

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Foothills Celebration

The 19th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 7th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food pairings from local wineries and restaurants at 20 different locations through historic downtown Grass Valley.  “The excitement over this event is a joy […]

President’s Day Weekend Activities

With Valentine’s Day this week there’s a lot happening in our small town.  Check out last week’s Valentine’s Day post for a round up of ideas (and the names of the winners).  But President’s Weekend also offers a number of great activities and events.  The Mardi Gras parade kick off on Sunday with a street […]

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, have you thought about how you’re going to celebrate?  There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally.  From all your friends in Nevada City & Grass Valley, we’ve got a few ideas, plus a bunch of great giveaways.  And […]

Nevada City Winter Activities

During the winter months are you looking for more ideas on things to do in Nevada City & Grass Valley?  While I think of Nevada City as a great year round destination (spring wildflowers, tulips, swimming in the South Yuba River, fall colors and holiday events), there are actually a number of fun things to […]

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important issues, organizations and environmental causes.  The mission of the annual film festival is a call to action, whether it’s environmental, energy uses, adventures, inspiring youth to get involved, improving agriculture or showcasing […]

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Nevada County Weddings

Are you getting married?  Nevada City & Grass Valley are amazing spots that offers a little of something for everyone, whether you want a rustic barn wedding, a large outdoor setting or the unique feel of the Miners Foundry. If you’re planning a wedding, or just day dreaming about the special day, check out the upcoming […]

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Get Outside

With so much holiday fun, maybe now is the time to take a moment and head outside.  Nevada City & Grass Valley have a lots of options for outdoor activities (and even a few indoor activities).  While you can hike, bike and explore in Nevada City, if you’re looking to head up the hill and […]

Best of 2019

Happy 2019!  Let’s ring in a new decade….  I wish I could give you my round up of all my favorite things this last year, last decade… but I’m still in awe from all the amazing comments on the Holiday Giveaway, so let’s keep this short and sweet, 10 reasons why I love Nevada City. […]

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays!  Merry Christmas from the whole crew at the Outside Inn & Inn Town Campground.  I wish I could say I have a favorite comment from the Nevada County Giveaways but we’d be here for days.  I want to take a moment and thank all the amazing local businesses and organizations who played along, I’m […]

Calla Lily Crepes

Calla Lily Crepes has opened their brick and mortar restaurant!  After many years in the tent across the street from the Nevada Theatre, the crepe stand has expanded to a full restaurant, beer & wine on tap and an outdoor patio.  The hours will stay the same, open Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday, late on Fridays & Saturdays, […]

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Victorian Christmas

Nevada City’s 42nd Victorian Christmas helps bring out the holiday spirit. The street fair organized by the Nevada City Chamber transforms downtown Nevada City into a big street fair with over 100 vendors, food trucks, hot mulled wine, holiday music and more.  You can stock up on Christmas gifts, sit by the roaring fire with roasting […]

Nevada County Giveaways

The Outside Inn’s InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share our annual end of the year giveaway! It’s hard to believe that I started this blog just shy of 9 years ago, and have written over 1000 blog posts about our local communities, their activities and businesses!  The Grand Giveaway, Grateful Giveaway, Ultimate Giveaway, Epic Giveaway, the Crazy […]

Kid Friendly Holiday Activities

Looking for some fun ways to get the kids into the holiday spirit?  Here are a few Nevada City & Grass Valley activities that are great for the whole family.  The Nevada City Victorian Christmas celebration kicks off on Sunday, December 8th, mark your calendar for three Sundays and two Wednesday evening outdoor block parties […]

Nevada County Thanksgiving

Who’s looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday?  If you’re looking to stock up on the essential meal items, don’t forget the Nevada City Farmers Market is happening Saturday, November 23rd (for the final date of the summer season before they move to the smaller twice a month winter market).  If you can’t make it to […]

Holiday Art Shows

Are you looking to celebrate art this holiday season?   If you’re looking for a unique gift, or a one of a kind piece, consider supporting local artists this season.  November and December is a great time of the year to check out a local art showcase, craft fair or exhibit in Nevada City or Grass […]