The Boone Area is all about family fun.
Make a family weekend in Boone even more fantastic and take three days-or longer! This energetic itinerary can also be the core of a relaxed week-long vacation in the Boone Area.
You'll get the lay of the land with a scenic High Country loop drive that features a visit to mile-high swinging bridge on Grandfather Mountain. Then keep the fun on track at Tweetsie Railroad theme park. Either day, the action can continue with a memorable evening under the stars enjoying the summertime pageantry and historical insights of the Horn in the West outdoor drama.
On day three, sample any number of great family-centric, easily accessible outdoor adventures-or spread them out over a longer visit.Take the Boone
Elevate your appreciation of fine wine and great scenery!
Our High Country wineries are already winning awards and attracting fine wine aficionados. Explore the loftiest vineyards in the East as you enjoy three sophisticated viticultural experiences on the Boone Area Wine Trail.
Take this spectacular scenic loop through the NC High Country to visit the Grandfather Vineyard & Winery in Foscoe, the Linville Fals Winery in Linville Falls and the Banner Elk Winery in Banner Elk.
Meet the vintners, tour the wineries, sample the wines-and take home a souvenir glass and a few bottles or more for later. There's nothing like great wine and memories of the mountains to make a special meal even more so.
Meander through awesome scenery on two beautiful "back road routes" in the Boone Area.
It's easy when you download our printable Route Guides and maps. The Southern Loop, from Boone south through Banner Elk and Blowing Rock, is 50 miles long and takes about two hours to drive.
The Northern Loop, from West Jefferson through Warrensville, Lansing and Helton, is 34 miles and takes about 1 hour to drive. Both drive time estimates don't include stops-and you'll want to make many!
It's artsy, artisanal, authentic and it's all here in the Boone area.
There's no need to wade through the crowds for mundane gifts-nowhere is the "buy local" trend more evident than in the Boone Area. Handcrafted items, one-of-a-kind works of art, and quirkily curated collections of unique products are a staple of local galleries and specialty shops. The range of distinctive finds is astounding. Surprise someone with a fresh Christmas tree, a succulent country ham, or an award-winning local wine.
Best of all, a shopping spree in the High Country is so much more than a slog through endless parking lots and bumper-to-bumper traffic. The mountains are everywhere around you, so your shopping excursion is also a tour of one of the East's most scenic spots.
Escape to Boone and remind yourselves what togetherness is all about.
The Boone Area's romantic options offer a distinctive atmosphere and ambience-and it doesn't matter that Valentine's Day is only one day a year. There's still spring, summer, winter and glorious fall for your weekend escape. You can always plan ahead because any season is prime time for romance in the mountains.