Things To Do

No matter the season, Boone's engaging activities, attractions and outdoor adventures will entertain you 

From the breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the inviting forests and trout 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 try an awe-inspiring adventure 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 known 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 the 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 Christmas tree farms. It's never too late to start a new family tradition!

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