Not everyone wants to sign a waiver on their vacations. Some people just want a getaway with low risk and high reward. We get that. In Boone, you can stroll through art galleries and museums, meander along picturesque waterfalls, or wade through crystal streams on your first fly-fishing experience. Cruise the colorful Blue Ridge Parkway in spring or come back in winter for some old-timey sledding, ice skating and even snowshoeing. Home to Appalachian State University Mountaineer football and the original Mast General Store (a favorite since 1883), the Boone area is an easy place to love.