From the winter issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:
Though known for its leaf peeping, Victorian Christmas and pristine swimming holes in the South Yuba River, historic Nevada City also is an extraordinary winter getaway.
Though usually below the snow line, Nevada City is only a one-hour drive to ski resorts on Donner Summit, including Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Royal Gorge, North America’s largest cross-country ski area.
In town, the restaurants, wine tasting rooms, brewpubs and bars are hopping. The arts and culture scene includes live music, theater and art galleries. Lodging choices, including Victorian inns, B&Bs and motels, abound.
In winter, Nevada City also hosts a popular Mardi Gras celebration. A downtown parade, costume ball, and Carnevale are featured February 13 and 14. Weekend activities begin Saturday night with a Mardi Gras costume ball, featuring a band playing in historic Miners Foundry. Cajun food is available.
The rest of the article is here.
(Photo: Kial James)