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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping in Boone is a winter tradition all on its own, with sparkling snowflakes and festive window displays lining downtown streets. Local makers and independent shopkeepers abound in Boone, making it easier than ever to support local businesses this holiday season. This Holiday Gift…

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Arrange A Romantic Rendezvous in Boone

Set the mood for your blue ridge mountain getaway with these six 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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Unique Ways to View Fall Color

Find plenty of outdoor adventures in Boone, NC to help you soak up the striking scenes of the season. Admire the Sights on a Scenic Lift Ride While Boone is considered the Ski Capital of the South, the fun can begin at nearby ski resorts well before winter. Chairlift rides offer some of the most…

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Camerun Peoples Shares Boone's Hidden Gems

Cover Photo: Sunrise at Caldwell Community College in Boone by Hope Thingelstad As running back for Appalachian State University's football team, Camerun Peoples has spent the past four years getting to know and love the Boone area. While he's not on the gridiron driving the ball towards the end…

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Food Truck Favorites in Boone

Did you know there are over 23,000 food trucks across the US? In fact, IBISWorld reported that the industry outpaced the broader food service sector during the five-year period from 2016-2021. The far northwest corner of North Carolina hasn't missed out on this street food revolution, as visitors…

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8 Awesome Disc Golf Courses near Boone

Cover photo courtesy of Sam Dean Photography. Disc Golf is a laid-back outdoor activity that has been steadily growing in popularity and is enjoyed by folks of all ages. Similar to traditional golf, the sport is played on a course with 18 targets, known as baskets, with the goal of completing each…

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New River Paddle Trail

drift along one of north america's oldest rivers This graceful river flows northward and is one of the few rivers in the country to do so. The quiet stream gets its start in the mountains near Blowing Rock, then meanders through the Blue Ridge Mountains before exiting the state near Todd. Its gentle…

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Bike to Boone's Brews

Biking + Beers + Boone = The Perfect Summer Adventure With the nationwide explosion of craft brewing, North Carolina has become home to the largest number of craft breweries in the American South. This beer revolution made its way to Boone in 2013 when Appalachian Mountain Brewery first opened its…

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A Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Boone

The town of Boone is steeped in early American history. The year 2022 marks 150 years since Boone was incorporated, but the Blue Ridge Mountains in this area have been captivating visitors for several hundred more than that, at least. Daniel Boone spent his early life exploring the North Carolina…

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