Nevada City Farmers Market

Nevada City Farmers Market

The Nevada City Farmers Market in downtown Nevada City operates year round, but kicked off the the weekly summer season market today.  If you're looking to stock up on all your favorite local foods, the market runs Saturdays from…
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Earth Day

Over the last few years I've posted a number of round ups of Earth Day events, as our community has really gone above and beyond to celebrate Mother Nature.  Here are 10 ideas: Take a walk outside (we've got a few ideas over here on…
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Eating Out

Nevada County re-entered the red tier, allowing restaurants to re-open limited indoor capacity.  So, who's hungry and where should you go to support local restaurants?  I checked in with a few to see what was happening downtown Nevada…
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Spring Activities

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you’re a flower…
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Nevada City Love

Nevada City Valentine's Day ideas, Outside Inn February special, plus ideas for chocolate, flowers, wine tasting, drinks, eating out and more!
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Things to do in Winter

Here at the Outside Inn, we're excited that Nevada County has moved back into the Purple Tier so we can welcome recreational visitors again.  While the motel will continue to adhere to all of the modifications and COVID-19 requirements,…
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2020….

Oh 2020!  Let's put this year behind us and know that we have all survived! I wish I could give you my round-up of all of my favorite things from this last year, and decade since taking over as owners of the Outside Inn...instead, I will…
Snowy Nevada City

Holidays 2020

The holidays may look and feel different this year, but now more than ever it's worth taking the time to get into the festive spirit. Each of us know in our heart that the frenzy of shopping malls and endless holiday parties is not what…
Nevada City

Shop Local this Holiday Season

With global impacts of COVID-19 have had on our communities, we're focused on highlighting how great all of our local businesses are here in Nevada County.  So, here are 4 great ways to support local businesses this season. Shop Local This…
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Fall Colors

Is anyone else wandering around Nevada City in awe?  Here are a few snapshots from around Nevada City today.  We've gotten a lot of calls for "Are the trees turning?"  So here are a few photos to help show the color around town. There…
Outside Inn Halloween

Nevada City Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween?  While we're toning things down at the motel this year, with no haunted pathway or trick or treating, we wanted to remind folks that we're still celebrating the spirit, just in a socially distant way.  While…
Fall Colors

Nevada City Fall Activities

Is it really October?  While the blog has been on a hiatus these last few months while we navigated the summer season, I've always said fall is one of my favorite seasons, so might as well remind folks of some of the things to do…
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Nevada County Strong

The Outside Inn recently re-opened for business after being closed to all non essential guests for 3 months.  It's been such a delight to welcome back some of our regular guests, meet new customers, and get back to work.  We haven't had the opportunity to celebrate, but this month marks the 22nd birthday of the Outside Inn.  As a family owned small business, the closures had a large impact on us, and we're working hard to move forward.
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Mother’s Day

For this week's blog post, I want to give a shout out to those who will be celebrating Mother's Day this coming weekend.  While I recognize we're probably not going to doing the "normal" things, there are still ways to honor the moms in…
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Earth Day

Over the last few years I've posted a number of round ups of Earth Day events, as our community has really gone above and beyond to celebrate Mother Nature.  As I wrote last week, it's hard to come up with ways to continue to be a cheerleader…
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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. 
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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…
Downtown Nevada City

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…
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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…
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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…
Nevada City Photo Walk
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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…