Places to Go

Want to get around town and eat and shop and find important stuff? Here is a list of many of the important places to see and things to do in and around the Father's Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley.

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is located 12 miles northwest of downtown Sacramento on Interstate 5. The airport is served by Alaska, Aloha, America West/US Airways, American, Continental. Frontier, Delta, Horizon, JetBlue, Mexicana, Northwest, Southwest and United. As there is no convenient public transit between the airport and Grass Valley, most will need to rent a car. Seven different companies have rental counters at the airport: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. For those flying their own planes, the closest airport is the Nevada County Airport located three miles east of downtown Grass Valley, at 13083 John Bauer Avenue, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Phone: 530-273-3374

Alta Sierra Village Inn - 11858 Tammy Way; Grass Valley; Phone: 530-273-9102
Best Western Gold Country Inn - 11972 Sutton Way; Grass Valley; 530-273-1393
Coach & Four Motel - 628 S. Auburn St.; Grass Valley; 530-273-8009
Golden Chain Resort Motel - 13413 State Highway 49; Grass Valley; 530-273-7279 
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites - 210 N. Auburn St.; Grass Valley; 530-272-7696
Holbrooke Hotel; 212 W. Main St - Grass Valley; 530-273-1353
Holiday Lodge; 1221 E. Main St - Grass Valley; 530-273-4406
Sierra Mountain Inn; 816 W. Main St - Grass Valley; 530-273-8133 
Stagecoach Motel; 405 S. Auburn St - Grass Valley; 530-272-3701 
There are also several bed & breakfast establishments in Grass Valley. For more information:

Cirino’s at Main Street - 215 W. Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-477-6000
Maria’s Mexican Restaurant - 226 E. Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-274-2040 
Marshall’s Pasties; 203 Mill St - Grass Valley; 530-272-2844
Old Town Café; 110 Mill St - Grass Valley; 530-273-4303
Owl Grill & Saloon; 134 Mill St - Grass Valley; 530-274-1144 
Panoy Thai Restaurant - 442 Colfax Highway; Grass Valley; 530-273-3713 
Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro - 302 V. Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-272-1468 
Tuscany Gardens - 491 Sutton Way; Grass Valley; 530-271-1300
Villa Venezia; 124 Bank St - Grass Valley; 530-273-3555
Grass Valley also has numerous fast-food restaurants, with most of the national chains represented.

Grocery Stores
Briar Patch Co-op Natural Foods Market - 131 Joershke Dr; Grass Valley; 530-272-5333
Raley’s Supermarket - 692 Freeman Lane; Grass Valley; 530-272-1958
Natural Selection Food & Wine Warehouse - 589 Ii Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-272-8789 

Music Store
Several of the on-site vendors at the festival sell musical instruments and accessories. There is also a bluegrass-friendly music store in Grass Valley: Foggy Mountain Music - 104 W. Main St; Grass Valley; 530-273-6676

Grass Valley Dentistry - 122 Bank St.; Grass Valley; 530-273-4814
Dentistry for Children - 1061 E. Main St., Ste. 101, St.; Grass Valley; 530-272-9026 
Mark Winger, D.D.S. - 509 S. Auburn St.; Grass Valley; 530-273-9374

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital - 155 Glasson Way; Grass Valley; 530-274-6000 

Opticians Dr. Jerry Chan & Dr. Lisa Moon - 360 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 100; Grass Valley; 273-3190
Grass Valley Eye Care - 670 Sutton Way; Grass Valley; 530-272-8420

Movie Theater 
Sierra Theaters - 840-C E Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-477-1100

Drug Store
Spring Hill Pharmacy - 102 Catherine Lane; Grass Valley; 530-273-2268 

Local points of interest for non-bluegrassers
California State Railroad Museum - Sacramento;
Empire Mine State Historic Park - Grass Valley;
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park - North Bloomfield;

Place to buy ponchos, tent stakes and other things you forgot
K-mart - 111 W. McKnight Way; Grass Valley; 530-272-9611
Sears - 129 Idaho-MaryLand Rd.; Grass Valley; 530-273-9511 

How far is it from Grass Valley to. . .?
Nevada City 8 miles
Sacramento 60 miles
Reno 82 miles
Lake Tahoe 91 miles
Yosemite National Park 183 miles
San Francisco 146 miles