- Our list of the best things to do in Grass Valley, California, features the top 23 nearby activities — including 12 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Grass Valley, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Food & Drink, Entertainment & Shows, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 20 things to do within the city of Grass Valley, CA , followed by 3 popular activities in nearby cities, including Auburn, Sacramento and Lincoln
Sierra Starr Winery and Tasting Room 124 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA MoreLess Info
Guests sample five award-winning wines and collect bottles of 2013 Super Nova Petite Sirah to take home
96% 412 votes
10791 E. Empire St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 MoreLess Info
From 1850 to it closing in 1956, the Empire Mine State Historic Park produced more than 5.8 million ounces of gold. The park still contains many of the original mine buildings, the owner's cottage, mining tunnels and a restored garden.
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18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley, CA 95949 MoreLess Info
The Naggiar Vineyard & Winery is a family-owned facility that overlooks 60 acres of lush vineyard. All of their wines are grown, produced and bottled right on property so guests can learn more about the winemaking process as well as indulge in different products.
91% 47 votes
10933 Allison Ranch Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945 MoreLess Info
The Northstar Mine Powerhouse & Pelton Wheel Museum contains a plethora of exhibits and artifacts from the area's extensive gold mining days. Knowledgeable guides will take you through the facility which also features the largest Pelton wheel in existence.
For a look at one of the richest and largest gold mines in California, visitors check out Bourne Cottage. The mine was closed in 1956 after producing over 5 million ounces of gold and now guests can enjoy tours of the area.
The Center for the Arts is a multi-use 21,000 square foot facility that includes a 300-seat main theater, two visual art galleries, classroom space and a 90-seat black box theater. They host more than 150 performances every year.
100% 9 votes
15629 Mount Olive Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945 MoreLess Info
Influenced by Tuscany, Montoliva Vineyard & Winery creates Italian wines such as Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Pinot Grigio. The winery is open for tastings most weekends and also hosts special events.
Located on a hillside overlooking Nevada County, Lucchesi Vineyards provides a view of the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains. Lucchesi offers wine tastings and gift items at the downtown tasting room along with a Christmas celebration and Thursday night events.
The 10-acre vineyard at Smith Vineyard & Winery yields the small lots of varietals in which the winery specializes. The winery's tasting room in historic downtown Grass Valley is open to the public and features artwork and regular live music.
The Del Oro Theatre features movies as well as live performances such as 'The Nutcracker'. The theatre has a movie club, features live opera performances, and also has 9 auditoriums that are fitted with state-of-the-art sound and picture technology.
As a family-operated winery, Bent Metal Winery offers wine tasting and picnics in their courtyard. One of their most popular wines is the Nuts and Bolts red blend. The winery features views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountain range.