Nevada CityErin Thiem

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…
Outside Inn

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…
Calla Lily Crepes

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. …
Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

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,…
Nevada City

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…
Nevada City Craft Fair

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…
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Think Local

With the community-wide impact that the recent power outages 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 5 great ways to support local businesses…
Nevada City Farmers Market
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Fall Activities

There are so many great things to do in fall in Nevada City, here are a few suggestions to help motivate you to get outside and celebrate the season. Pick a pumpkin at either Bierwagen's  or McCourtney Road Pumpkin Patch. …
Nevada City Fall Colors
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Nevada City Fall Walks

Nevada City Fall walks, Folk Trails Hiking Club fall colors and historic cemeteries tour, plus photo walk with Erin Thiem and Kial James of Nevada City Scenics.
Carolines Coffee
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National Coffee Day

Nevada City and Grass Valley coffee shops, celebration National Coffee Day.

Hello September

Hello September!  The Outside Inn crew wants to take a deep breath and marvel at another amazing summer season.  We get so many repeat guests who come year after year.  Many visitors swim in the river, others attend local events, celebrate…
Nevada City Winery


Interested in sampling local wines or tasting a selection of local food?  Downtown Nevada City welcomes Uncorked, Saturday, August 24th from 1-4pm. Uncorked, Saturday, August 24th 1-4pm, downtown Nevada City Wine tasting, food…
Nevada City Film Festival
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Nevada City Film Festival

Nevada City, CA, is home to the “Sundance of the Sierra” also known to locals as the Nevada City Film Festival! From August 23rd-30th, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers…
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Children’s Festival

The Children's Festival returns to Nevada City's Pioneer Park this month, mark your calendars for Friday, July 19th.  The one day Renaissance Fair has 2 sessions (9am-noon and 5-8pm).  The admission price of $3 includes arts &…

4th of July Activities

Who’s ready for 4th of July?  For those who are looking for some local activities here are a few of our suggestions to celebrate Independence Day.  If you're looking for a family friendly option check out the Music in the Mountains SummerFest…
Nevada City First Friday Art Walk
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First Friday Art Walk

The Nevada City First Friday Art Walk 2019 season kicked off in downtown on Friday evening with art receptions, outdoor vendors, music and more.  With 28 different locations both inside merchants and galleries, plus street…
Camping at Inn Town Campground

Summer Kid Fun

Summer vacation is days away and Nevada City offers so many great activities for things to do for kids.  So regardless of what your family likes to do, here's a list of all sorts of ideas of things to do.  And scroll down to the bottom…
Hiking Trail Sign

Celebration of Trails and more

With the warmer days, Nevada County Celebration of Trails Weekend is a great way to motivate to get outside and enjoy local trails.  Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off the celebration with Ales for Trails Fundraiser, 5-8pm at Nevada City Ol Republic…
Two Little Birds Boutique
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Two Little Birds Boutique

Two Little Birds Boutique, 234 Commercial Street, Nevada City, eco-friendly store for babies, toddlers and moms.
Tent camping at Inn Town Campground

Inn Town Campground Photo Walk

Do you like to take photos?  Come join me for the next free photo walk, this time we're going to go visit the Inn Town Campground.  The photo walks are a collaboration between myself and Kial James, from Nevada City Scenics, and create…
Malakoff Diggins, Nevada City Scenics Photo

Malakoff Diggins

Have you been to Malakoff Diggins State Park?   I often tell people that taking a hike on the loop trail is like visiting the moon as you have the opportunity to see California's largest hydraulic mine and the lasting effects of the environment.…