Every year, Nevada City hosts an amazing weekend event called Constitution Day, full of activities including a parade and a rubber ducky race!
The beautiful town of Foresthill is hosting the Foresthill Heritage Festival on September 3 and 4. Here are details about all the fun!
For dogs and dog lovers, come to Rocklin Woofstock for fun activities!
The Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens offers an easy walk through beautiful trees and along a creek, while seeing 20 sites depicting events from the Bible.
You can get free admission to some Placer County Museums throughout the summer during the 2016 Heritage Trail! Listen to see which museums offer free admission on which dates.
Truckee is a great place to visit in the summer. When it’s in the 90s and 100s in the foothills, it’s in the 80s in Truckee. There is also lots to do there this summer.
You can watch free movies, and swim for $1 each all throughout the summer in Auburn and Meadow Vista!
There is a really fun amusement park in Gilroy for children and adults that combines rides and agriculture, including the Circus Trees. Learn all about Gilroy Gardens.
We took the Amtrak California Zephyr from Colfax to Reno, and back again. It was one of the most enjoyable trips of my life. Here is my On The Road report about it, as well as some photos from the trip.
Going around a corner and seeing the front of the train ahead of us.
So much leg room!
Pure white snow at Donner Summit
One of the pretty waterfalls.
Pretty snow on a rock.
More gorgeous snow.
More of Donner Lake.
Looking out the back of the train.
Traveling along the Truckee River
A freight train going the other direction.
Our coach car.
If you love exploring in your car, here are some scenic byways in Northern California from a great resource where you can also find scenic byways throughout the United States.