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2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Celebrating the winter season in Boone goes hand in hand with the holiday shopping tradition. Picture downtown streets adorned with glistening snowflakes and vibrant window displays, setting the scene for festive memories you'll cherish for years to come. Boone takes pride in its local makers and…

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Up and At 'Em: Boone's Coffee Culture

In a town known for its outdoor adventures and state university, it's no surprise that the caffeine scene is robust. What is surprising is the sheer number of craft coffee roasters within the town's six square miles, each with its own atmosphere and story. Add in the coffee shops and a unique java…

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5 Scenic Drives in the Boone Area for Fall

Finding the perfect views to catch peak foliage in the Boone area is easy. These scenic drives will help you decide on the best places to see nature's display. Blue Ridge Parkway Along "America's Favorite Drive" in N.C.'s northern Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll experience both the region's early…

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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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Boone's Fall Bucket List

The air is crisp, the views are awe-inspiring, and the leaf color is stunning – welcome to autumn in the Boone area! Due to the range of elevations nearby, visitors are treated to a cascading canvas of vibrant hues that last for weeks; from the mile-high peaks at Beech and Grandfather to the…

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Boone's Best Pumpkin Farms and Corn Mazes

Fall is here, and these farms and attractions are the Boone area's very best. It's that time of year, and certainly a favorite, to deck out family domains with the fruits of the season. As soon as you detect fall in the air, get outside for the day, find the cheekiest jack-o-lantern, get lost in a…

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Preservation Pro Tips with Dr. Ray Russell

Explore Boone had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ray Russell of Ray’s Weather Center, home of the most reliable weather forecast in the High Country, to talk to him about his love of trail running in the Boone area. He recommends when and where to go when visiting the area, and how the unique…

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Boone's Ageless Fun: Top Adventures for Seniors

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Boone beckons senior travelers with an array of enriching experiences perfectly tailored to seasoned visitors. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of garden tours and greenway walks, where nature's wonders are easily accessible. Stroll down memory…

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10 Ways to Find Frugal Fun in Boone, N.C.

Let's face it: vacations can thin out your wallet. The trick to stretching your dollars and maximizing your family's fun is to intersperse some exciting yet budget-friendly excursions between those outings to major attractions. Here are 10 ideas for doing just that around Boone. Hike the Blue…

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First Timers' Guide to Boone, NC

Known as the Heart of the High Country, Boone is perfectly positioned to offer endless mountain adventures and awe-inspiring experiences just a short drive (or hike) away from your accommodations. We know it can be a daunting task to decide on things to do, so here it is – the must-do guide for your…

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