The City of Grass Valley is a great spot for a holiday on the west coast of the USA and it is a wonderful choice for a summer trip with your friends or family. Grass Valley is in the heart of California where the sun is always shining, and today we will show you some of the top reasons you should visit this place today.
1. North Star Powerhouse Mining Museum
The mining museum in Grass Valley is a wonderful choice for a trip out as it will allow you to see the real history of mining in the county and understand how the process worked. You can see first hand some of the machinery and equipment used for mining in those days and you can really delve into that world head-on.
2. Empire Mine State Historic Park
Mining is a large part of the culture in this part of the world but this is unlike any other mining location you will see this year. The mine state historic park is a stunning piece of land with sprawling green hills and a lovely little cottage called Bourn Cottage in the middle of it all. Here you can learn about one of the most valuable gold mines in the world and see the blacksmith first hand.
3. The Louvre
If you are an art lover, this has to be one of the stops you add to your trip itinerary this year. The Louvre is a beautiful gallery which has a large collection of sculptures, paintings, photos, drawings and much more. You’ll be able to see some beautiful pieces from our world history and you can even use the framing service which the family offers in house.
4. The Gold Rush
While you are here, it can be a great idea for you to make the most of the gold mining in the area and take a tour of some of the different landmarks and historical sites. You can actually join a group who will take you through all of the gold mining hotspots and this can be a great way to educate yourself on the history of gold in this part of the world.
5. Animal Place
Who doesn’t love to play with animals? Animal Place is a sanctuary for animals which provides a safe place for many abandoned or reduced farm animals. It is spread over 600 acres of land and there are many wonderful animals you can visit and get to know as you walk around the space. If you want to have some real contact with the animals you can book a guided tour which will allow you to get up close and personal.
6. Stay at a wonderful hotel
If you want to enjoy some amazing lodging in Grass Valley, try the Gold Miners Inn. This hotel is equipped with a gym and spa, and it is also pet-friendly so you can bring your furry friend along with you for the stay. It is in a great location to reach all of the spots on this list and you will be able to enjoy a spa weekend or even a golfing getaway here.
If you are in the mood for visiting a small town with great weather, then Grass Valley might be the choice for you. When you travel, do you prefer a small town or a large city? Tell me all about it in the comments below, let’s keep the discussion going. And in the meantime, follow me on Instagram and Twitter
Until our next rendezvous…
11 thoughts on “Make The Most Of Your Grass Valley Trip”
Beautiful area, Trudy! How did you choose this town for a vacation? Did you have a chance to explore other places nearby?
I was doing some research on it and haven’t taken a vacation yet. I heard the name and it sounded interesting. So I sort of planned a loose itinerary. Unfortunately, this year I haven’t been able to travel as I would have liked to. When I do I will have way more photos and activities to speak of in my post.
Sounds good! I’d recommend going in the spring because once the fires start, the air will be awful. I went to California late spring this year to avoid the air pollution. Last year in July it was really bad and hotels handed out face masks for breathing. 😬
Wow! That’s horrible! And very scary, I don’t think that I’ll go in Summer. Winter might even be better.
Personally, I’d consider late spring. The weather is usually really nice and places aren’t overrun with visitors. Be sure to make it up to Lake Tahoe, one of the most beautiful lakes around there. And don’t forget the coast and the redwoods!
Yes, I mustn’t forget the Redwoods and monarch season.
Sounds like there’s a variety of things to do. I like being able to do a bit of culture and then indulge in a spa treat if possible.
I love Grass Valley! I didn’t know you knew it, too!
I researched it. I didn’t know anything about it either 😊
I’m going to CA in a few weeks, I might need to venture over to Grass Valley. And I had no idea there was a Louvre other than in Paris!
Very useful information and tips. Thanks for sharing!