According to Time Magazine, Grass Valley California is one of the top ten best small towns to live in. Surprisingly, given its small town rating, Grass Valley is the largest city within the Nevada County line. There are restaurants, shops, parks, forests, rivers, vineyards and farms waiting to be explored by you and Fido.
Dogs Run Free of Nevada County should be part of your list. Like it says, dogs can run freely in this 1.7-acre fenced area with separate areas for small and large pups. About 36% of dogs in the community utilize the area for running and socializing with other pets. While Fido is at play, you can catch a breath and socialize at one of the many benches. Water is available for your dogs and trash bins for waste. Other areas of the park include children's playgrounds, little league, skateboarders, soccer fields and Frisbee golfers.
Dogs are welcome on-leash at the Empire Mine State Historic Park. This is the site of California’s oldest, largest, deepest, longest and richest gold mines. You are also welcome to jog, cycle, ride a horse or walk your dog in the Hardrock Trails Area or Union Hill Trail. Get acquainted with the Empire Mine Main Shaft, Bourn Cottage, the Mine Yard and a lot more. Revisit the history of the California gold rush. The town offers a window to the past and other stunning attractions. Grass Valley offers an enjoyable California travel experience that is sure to delight for you and your furry friend.
In this dog-friendly neighborhood, the main attraction is the Dogs Run Free of Nevada County, also known as Grass Valley’s Condon Park. It’s no wonder dog lovers flock to this Dog Park, as it is one of the best rated parks in the area. There is 1.7 acres of fenced-in area for your pup to enjoy. There’s also a fenced area for small dogs or dogs that are just shy and don’t really want to associate with other pups. Benches are available for weary human companions. Since the park is set in a pine forest location, you'll get a little extra shade on those hot summer days. This is a great area for you and your pup to get in some quality walking time.
In this neighborhood, you will find a very loving doggy community. One of the top spots for you and your pup to enjoy is the Empire Mine State Historic Park. If you are looking to check out a bit of history and take your pup for a walk at the same time, this is the place to visit. The Empire Mine State Historic Park welcomes dogs that are on their leash. While you’re walking around with your pooch you can learn about the California Gold Rush and the fascinating history of the area. This park is in a rustic setting that both you and your dog will have a sniff-tastic time exploring.
In this dog loving community, you will find a premier pet facility. The Kennels are located on a beautiful estate that resembles a park. This top-notch facility offers boarding and grooming services, as well as training for those unruly pooches. There's also a pond onsite where your pup can splash and play! At The Kennels, the main priority is your pet's comfort and health. When your dog stays here, the staff will ensure this is a home away from home. You can rest at ease knowing your pooch is in a quality facility and that they will have a sniff-tastic time here.
Looking to grab some grub with your canine companion in Grass Valley? Downtown is the pawfect place to do it! Tofanelli’s Restaurant offers some of the best surf ‘n’ turf in Grass Valley, as well as a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Fido can eat with you on the porch. There are plenty of fans outside for those sweltering California summer days. If seafood isn’t your thing, head on over to Sergio’s Cafe, where Sergio and his staff will treat your pup like royalty! Come rain or shine, Sergio’s is a great place to chow down on some authentic Italian food. Fido is allowed to dine with you in the outdoor seating, which is covered to protect pooch and person from inclement weather.
Looking to spice things up? You won’t want to miss Diego’s Restaurant in the Colfax neighborhood. Please your palate with some authentic Chilean cuisine, including red polenta, crab relleno, and empanadas! Your furry friend is welcome to dine with you in the outdoor covered seating. The staff at Diego’s loves fussing over their doggie diners, and are sure to treat your pup like one of their own! Note that the outdoor seating welcomes dogs in the summer, so plan your visit accordingly. For a sweet treat after all that spice, mosey on down to the puntastic Summer Thyme’s Bakery and Deli. Visit on a Sunday morning to enjoy some live music!