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Summer in the High Country!
Your summer escape with friends and family is waiting in the cool breezes of the North Carolina High Country.
Plan your visit now with the new 2013 Boone Area Visitor’s Guide. Explore our cozy accommodations.
World-class Attractions—Drive to the top of an international biosphere reserve at Grandfather Mountain. America’s history pops with the sound of muskets at the classic Horn In the West outdoor drama (June 28-August 17). A ride on a historic steam train is just the start at Tweetsie Railroad. Linville Caverns is cool—head underground at North Carolina’s only publicly accessible cavern.
Explore our family travel itinerary and let the fun begin!
Shop the Boone Area—Browse a 130-year old country store and a modern outlet mall on the same day. Check out the Boone Area Buyer's Guide for shopping as authentically local as our art galleries, craft venues, and specialty shops. And that includes artisanal agriculture (think grass-fed Watauga beef, even pasta).
Events are Everywhere—Come up for culture with a month of music, art, and dance at An Appalachian Summer Festival (July 6—August 8). Tickets are on sale now. Get inspired by bagpipes at North America’s pre-eminent Scottish cultural event at Grandfather Mountain (July 11—14). There's more!
Soak up Spectacular Scenery—The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s most popular national park and most scenic drive. Or join the locals on almost-secret backroad rambles.
Get Ready to Relax—Chill at a High Country spa—including a Travel & Leisure magazine award-winner. Tour Boone Area wineries and toast prize-winning vintages. Or just cuddle up for some romantic quality time.
View the Video—Check out summer sports in the Boone Area!
It’s Great in Our Outdoors—The Boone Area is legendary for cool—and that makes summertime golf and tennis a breeze!
Take a hike, wander to a waterfall, or bike the trails of Rocky Knob, a brand-new Boone mountain bike park that’s making news. Cool off on a river, with whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking, even tubing. Really get your summer off the ground—soar on a zip-line or climb a rock.
Your "Room" Is Waiting—Plan your trip, then check-in to cozy Boone Area accommodations. You'll find Cabins, Cottages & Condos, picturesque Bed & Breakfast Inns, luxurious Resorts & Spas, and Hotels & Motels. There are also Campgrounds and Retreats & Conference Centers. All are close to towns, attractions, even trails.
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Put the Boone Area at your fingertips—flip through our brand-new 2013 Visitor's Guide.
Local Events from the Boone Area
The Boone Area is the perfect place to savor the most popular unit of the National Park System. Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway!