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Your Summer Bucket List in the Boone Area

As the weather begins to warm across the state, Boone's pleasant, high-elevation climate provides some of the Southeast's coolest temperatures. When the rest of North Carolina's average highs reach a sweltering 91ºF, the Boone area offers a welcome reprieve with average highs around 78ºF. This…

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Food Truck Favorites in Boone

Did you know there are over 47,000 food trucks across the US? In fact, IBISWorld reported that the industry has grown 15.8% per year on average over the five years between 2018 and 2023. The far northwest corner of North Carolina hasn't missed out on this street food revolution, as visitors can…

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Wildflower Wandering

Vibrant blooms fill up the Boone area after the last of winter's flurries have fallen and the last freeze has thawed. April’s snow and rain showers make way for May's flowers, bringing the mountains back to life. Buzzing bees, butterflies, and chirping birdsong always accompany the blooms' return…

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Mountain-to-Sea Trail Day Hikes

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Boone's High Country along North Carolina's iconic Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST). Spanning over 900 miles from the Smoky Mountains to the North Carolina coast, the MST is a nature-rich trail that showcases the rugged beauty of the region. Segment 5, an…

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Boone's Spring Bucket List

Embark on an extraordinary spring escape to Boone, where the mountains unveil a vibrant landscape that promises adventure and breathtaking beauty. As winter’s grasp yields to the warmth of spring, Boone beckons with a symphony of experiences, from invigorating hikes to thrilling river adventures…

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Stargazing Spots in the Boone Area

There's something inherently inspiring about stargazing... The way the night sky opens up a vast canvas of twinkling lights, inviting us to explore the mysteries of the universe. It's a romantic endeavor, the stuff of dreamy dates beneath the heavens, spirited conversations among friends, and…

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Exploring Boone with Four-Legged Friends

We're avid animal lovers here in the Boone Area and firmly believe that furry friends need a vacation just like the rest of us! Follow this guide to discover the wealth of enjoyment you will have when you embark on a floof-friendly adventure to Boone. Scroll down to find a list of off-leash dog…

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Boone Brunch 101

A Local’s Guide to Brunch In Boone You’ve heard it time and time again: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Well, we’d like to respectfully make the case that brunch is the most important (and anticipated) meal of your entire week. Visit any, or all, of the following spots and you’ll…

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Arrange A Romantic Rendezvous in Boone

Set the mood for your Blue Ridge mountain getaway with these five date night ideas 1. Venture Chocolate and Wine Followed by a Show Boone’s newest downtown watering hole is a great place to get cozy with your loved one. Venture Chocolate + Wine Co. has a huge selection of chocolates, handcrafted…

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