Tucked soundly into the side of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Grass Valley is a picturesque representation of the beauty of California. Surrounded by forests of towering pines and deciduous trees, the city is bathed in natural beauty despite being the largest metropolitan city in the western portion of Nevada County.
Grass Valley has an abundance of fun activities and entertainment to offer visitors. Home to a number of scenic vineyards and wineries, the city is a hub for fine wine and wine-related entertainment. Visitors can visit any of the city’s wineries including Naggiar Vineyard and Winery, Sierra Star Winery, and Lucchesi Vineyards Tasting Room -- which offers a panoramic view and private tasting room with full table service and personable hosts. Art enthusiasts can enjoy strolling through the art-lined halls of the Louvre or make their own masterpieces at Asif Art Studios, Grass Valley’s make-your-own-art center and gallery.
A few other activities that are popular among tourists are spa days, catching a movie at the theater, shopping, golf, hiking, and swimming.
Most of Grass Valley’s visitors choose to book a vacation rental in the areas surrounding the wineries and vineyards, as they offer the best views of the city’s countryside. There is a vacation home to fit the need of every traveler, and each guest is guaranteed to love their stay. Rentals can be booked for short term vacations or long term vacations, making both weekend trips and month-long California excursions possible.
To beat the summer heat, the best time to visit Grass Valley is from May to July, as the hot weather peaks around August and into the beginning of September.
The annual Cornish Christmas event that takes place in Grass Valley serves as a celebration of the city’s Cornish heritage. It features jugglers, carolers, musicians, arts and crafts displays, live performances, and delicious food vendors from all over the city. For Easter, downtown Grass Valley hosts the Easter Egg Hunt which includes a free pancake breakfast, face painting, a bouncy house, and family photos for $1- and of course, an Easter egg hunt for the children.
A fun family activity in Grass Valley is a day spent touring the city’s various museums: North Star Powerhouse Mining Museum and Grass Valley Museum, hosting exhibits and items related to Grass Valley’s history, the gold rush, and development since the booming 1930’s. Another family-friendly location in Grass Valley is Animal Place -- a farm animal rescue center that allows guests to hug cows, give pigs tummy rubs, pet goats, and feed the chickens. Visitors can also bring a picnic basket and have a picnic beside the animals. 49er Fun Park offers guests a plethora of fun, competitive activities such as go-karting, mini golf, arcade games, and sports batting cages.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Grass Valley. The warmest months in Grass Valley are May and June, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 23 ˚F. The wettest month in Grass Valley is November with 20.28 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 0.61 inches of rain.
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Browse vacation rentals from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 407 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Grass Valley ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A vacation in Grass Valley can be budget-friendly - the cheapest price rental is available at $22 per night. On average, a place to stay in Grass Valley will cost you $138 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 213 accommodations in Grass Valley that have WiFi. 30 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 9 accommodations that provide gym facilities, so you don't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Grass Valley, you'll want to pick from 232 places to stay that provide parking. We have 19 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 78 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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