|Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park and Redwood National Park (on the coast) are not far away and are well worth the trip. The Napa and Sonoma Valley wine country is only a two-hour drive away, and offer many health spas and four-star restaurants to enhance your visit. San Francisco is also a short drive away. This world class city with it's unique skyline and waterways always offers an exciting visit. Ride the cable cars, take a ferry, and visit Chinatown for a great day in the city. We are about one hour from Sacramento International Airport and two hours from San Francisco International and the other Bay Area Airports. |
Downtown Grass Valley, CA
|The historic tourist destination towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City are minutes away, with many unique shops, restaurants, inns, and local wineries offering daily tours and tastings. This area is also popular for its large and varied performing and visual arts community, along with many opportunities to visit some of California's most beautiful state parks, hiking trails, and local lakes. Bicycling is a popular pastime, and our county hosts both the Tour of Nevada City and Amgen Bike Races. |
We are in the heart of the historic Gold Country, where the great California gold rush began in 1849. Many interesting sites remain from that time, such as South Yuba River State Park and Empire Mine State Park.
Much of downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City has been preserved as historic landmarks from that time.
|Also, within about an hour's drive is the city of Sacrament, America's Farm-to-Fork Capital and the only star on the map of California. The city is buzzing with things to taste, see, and savor. Pick your pleasure, whether it's farm-fresh restaurants, home-grown breweries, colorful street murals, Gold Rush-era family attractions, or a sunset walk along the river. With more than 230 days of sunshine each year, outdoor activities like riding a bike an enjoying an outdoor concert are a must... the possibilities are endless! Sacramento is also home to the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) which was named the top midsize airport in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal's 2022 Airport rankings. https://www.visitsacramento.com/|
Just around the corner is the 87-acre Western Gateway Park with wonderful facilities including bocce and pickleball courts, disc golf course, covered and open picnic areas and a 3,500 sq. foot stage pavilion used for concerts and other gatherings. There are play structures for children, a swimming creek and many other wonderful facilities.
The area provides excellent health care facilities. Grass Valley offers Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Auburn offers Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.
Lake Wildwood is a proud member of the local Chambers of Commerce.
Please visit some of these local websites for more information:
- Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
- Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Nevada County Gold
- My Nevada County
- Grass Valley - Nevada City Cultural District
- Center for the Arts
- Nevada County Fairgrounds
- South Yuba River State Park