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Northridge Restaurant

Looking for casual, family friendly dining in Nevada City, check out the Northridge Restaurant at the top of Nevada Street.  While pizza is always our first choice, you can have a burger, fish 'n chips, salad or a sandwich.  Stop by to watch…
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Holiday Gift Guide for Children

Looking for some holiday gift ideas for kids, don't drive to Roseville, check out some of these fun ideas from shops in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Start your shopping trip with an entertaining trip to Gray Goose, you'll probably end up…
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Snow Mountain NID trail

It's a beautiful fall day in Nevada City and no better time to go explore some of the vast network of trails.  I went for a quick walk along the Snow Mountain NID trail, easily accessible from downtown Nevada City, just one mile up Highway…
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Round Mountain Mountain Bike Ride

On a cold (really cold) Saturday in November approximately 30 mountain bikers met at the top of Round Mountain for a BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County) sponsored GALA ride. Besides BONC members, riders from FTA (Forest Trails Alliance)…
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Java John’s

The weather is finally cooling down in Nevada City and it's a perfect time to treat yourself to a hot chocolate, or two.  We stopped in Java John's on Broad Street on were greeted with smiles and warm wishes.  The child's size hot coco is…
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Wine Lovers Gift Guide

It's not too early to start thinking about the holidays, so I thought it would be fun to do up some buying guides to help get you into the holiday spirit. If you're looking for a gift for the wine lover here are a few fun suggestions that you…
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Pete’s Pizza

Looking for pizza by the slice in downtown Nevada City, stop by Pete's Pizza on Commercial Street.  Each slice is made to order.  Pete's Pizza uses a variety of fresh ingredients, including SunSmile Farms tomatoes and basil and Shaft blue…
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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from the Outside Inn.  Are you ready for the trick or treaters that flock to downtown Nevada City?  We are ready and excited.  Stop by and check out our haunted pathway, which starts at our office and runs along our creek…
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Hirschmans Trail

The other week I profiled the new Hirschman Trail to the pond, click here to see that post, but another great option is to do the full loop through the new Woods Ravine Trail.  If you stop by the Outside Inn and pick up a map and walk from…
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Run Through the Colors

The annual Run Through the Colors event took place in Nevada City today, celebrating its 20th year.  The picturesque loop through downtown Nevada City takes runners and walkers through some of the beautiful fall colors.  The event is a fundraiser…
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South Yuba River

Fall is a fabulous time to go check out the South Yuba River.  It's a great time to take the kids for a hike along the South Yuba Trail, pack a picnic, sunbath on a rock or go for a mountain bike ride.
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Lefty’s Grill

  Looking for a casual place to get a bite to eat in Nevada City, check out Lefty's Grill on Broad Street.  The restaurant is known for its burgers, pizza and relaxed atmosphere.  If you're looking to organize a small party, definitely…
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Halloween Treasure Hunt

Halloween is one of the Outside Inn's favorite holidays.  The motel transforms into the No Way Out Motel and we create a haunted pathway through the property for the masses of trick or treaters that come to downtown Nevada City.  In preparation…
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Hirschman’s Pond

The recently completed trail to Hirschman's Pond is a great adventure for all ages.  The handicap accessible trail starts from a new parking lot at the bottom of Cement Hill Road.  Follow the winding dirt path to the pond, where you can sit…
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Contrast

Contrast, located at 234 Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, packs a lot of fun items into a small space.  If you're looking for some fun new jewelry, a scarf, a headband or even some cute Paper Source note cards, stop by and check…
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Clavey Vineyard

Clavey Vineyards has reopened their tasting room, now located at 232 Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City.  Stop by and visit the spacious tasting room, tastings are $5 and they're open 7 days a week.  The Outside Inn has a special coupon…
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Shopping at the Free Veggie Cart

How do you shop at the Outside Inn free veggie cart?  Do you come by foot, bicycle or car?  Do you put the veggies in your pocket, your recyclable grocery bag or backpack?  Check out some photos from today's activity.  My favorite was the…
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Fall Colors in Nevada City

October is the month of beautiful fall colors in Nevada City. Every autumn, many trees in town turn bright orange, yellow and red. One of the favorite things to do at the Outside Inn is to  go on a fall colors walk throughout town to see…
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CSAs

It seems every where I turn these days someone in Nevada City is talking about their CSA box.  For those of you who haven't subscribed to one of the many Community Supported Agriculture options in Nevada County, it's a way to support local…
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Maiden Lane

Nevada City offers a great variety of shopping, even within a small downtown area.  While I'll admit that I'm not much of a shopper I think it's a good idea to pop in and check out some of the great retail options from time to time.  Last…
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Celebration of Life Triathlon

Congratulations to all the participants of the 17th annual Celebration of Life Triathlon.  The winner of this year's event was Stephanie Adams, from Nevada City, with a total time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.  I am extremely proud of my mother,…