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Things to Do

No matter which season entices you to the Boone Area of North Carolina, our engaging activities, attractions and outdoor adventures will entertain you. 

Are you ready for a true mountain adventure like no other?  From the breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the inviting forests and streams of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boone gives you a million ways to step away from your everyday routine.

The promise of our cool springs, mild summers, colorful autumns, is the only coaxing you'll need to step outside yourself and go biking, hiking, fishing, zip-lining, kayaking, rafting, or tubing.  Or maybe your idea of excitement is a leisurely stroll through a street festival or listening to live music on the front lawn of an historic house?  We've got that too.

In addition to nationally know attractions like Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Tweetsie Railroad, Boone also has a vibrant art, history and cultural scene.  Tour the historic frescoes that adorn area churches, visit the historic Jones House, or browse the specialty shops in downtown Boone.  Spend enough time here and you might even spot a celebrity.  Appalachian State University's Performing Arts Series and annual Appalachian Summer Festival bring some of the most well known performers to the area all season long.

The adventure doesn't end when the colder weather begins.  The Boone area boasts the most concentrated cluster of ski slopes in the entire region, including several black diamond slopes for hte truly daring.  For others, there is snowboarding, snow tubing, sledding, ice-skating, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.  Consider spending the holidays in our winter wonderland, or at least make a weekend out of a trip to one of our choose & cut Chrsitmas tree farms.  It's never too late to start a new family tradition!

Featured Events

Nov 28

A Celtic Christmas

Stories, songs and tunes from John's Irish boyhood homeland. … more
Nov 28

Thanksgiving Kiln Opening at Bolick

Turn at the red church (Blackberry Church) at Blackberry Road off U.S. 321. Be present at 10:00 a.m. to watch us unload… more
Dec 03

Festival of Trees at Chetola Resort

12/3/15 – 12/6/15
Chetola Resort in Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5-10pm Friday, Dec. 4 from 2-10pm Saturday, Dec.… more
Dec 05

An Appalachian Christmas

What better way to celebrate the real "reason for the season" than to come out early in December before your… more
Dec 05

Boone Christmas Parade

The annual downtown Boone Christmas parade starts at 11am. It runs east to west along King Street, between the… more
Featured Events
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Boone, NC 28607
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