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A Day in Boone

Images and editorial supplied by Watauga County Tourism Developement Authority Recognized as an Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Destination in the Southeast With its mountain flair, Boone is affectionately known as the “Heart of the High Country.” Home to Appalachian State University, named one... More
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

A Day in Blowing Rock

Images and editorial supplied by Blowing Rock TDA The streets of Blowing Rock are storybook sweet, with quaint boutiques, independent restaurants, art galleries and antique stores tucked into a small mountain village. Parks, lush gardens and sweeping views give the town an almost magical feel.... More
Outdoor Adventure in North Carolina

High Thrill in the High Country

Activities for Adventurers and Thrill Seekers A lot of people look to the High Country as a place to relax and unwind, and it’s certainly an ideal location for kicking back. However, others are born with a yearning for adventure, and it’s these people who look to the High Country as a place... More

Welcome to North Carolina's High Country

Year-Round Excitement in the High Country Beneath majestic mountains, on a picture-perfect landscape, adventure awaits. No matter what season, a vacation in the High Country promises a year-round outdoor playground with an assortment of activities. You are sure to find both rustic and relaxed... More
High Country coronavirus support

Support High Country Businesses during COVID-19

Ways to Support Area Businesses during Coronavirus Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has caused a massive change in our everyday lives, from social distancing to stay-at-home orders. While we may not be able to visit all of our favorite businesses in the High Country at this time, there are ways that... More
Banner Elk, North Carolina

A Day in Banner Elk

Images and editorial supplied by the Town of Banner Elk Escape, Unwind, Indulge in this Friendly Resort Town Banner Elk is a popular getaway in the North Carolina High Country that blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city. Within 15 minutes of the town’s lone... More

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Helping millions of people find the best local treasures around our area each year.

The Jones House in Boone
April 10, 2019
Photo by Todd Bush Visit The Jones House Community Center in Boone When you visit Boone, take some time to immerse yourself in the area’s culture and history by visiting The Jones House. The Jones House History The Jones House was the family home of Dr. John Walter Jones...
High Country coronavirus support
April 15, 2020
Ways to Support Area Businesses during Coronavirus Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has caused a massive change in our everyday lives, from social distancing to stay-at-home orders. While we may not be able to visit all of our favorite businesses in the High Country at this time, there are...
Activities, things to do and attractions in Boone, Blowing Rock, And Banner Elk North Carolina
November 7, 2018
Relax and Unwind with Outdoor Activities in the High Country From winter to summer and fall to spring, there’s never a dull season in the High Country. Area attractions and outdoor activities ensure every visitor has a fun and enriching vacation, ripe with stories to tell and memories...
November 7, 2018
Most people feel the need to wrap a warm blanket around themselves during the winter months and stay indoors until the first buds of spring appear. But imagine sitting in a ski lift on a crisp and clear winter day. With a couple skis strapped on or a snowboard, the butterflies and...
November 7, 2018
Year-Round Excitement in the High Country Beneath majestic mountains, on a picture-perfect landscape, adventure awaits. No matter what season, a vacation in the High Country promises a year-round outdoor playground with an assortment of activities. You are sure to find both rustic and...
High Country dining
November 7, 2018
Homestyle Recipes Mixed with Flavorful Flair Make this Local Culinary Scene One-of-a-Kind In a place where outdoor exploration and adventure reigns supreme, you’ll find dozens of restaurants in the High Country with experienced chefs that are ready to give you a taste of local cuisine...

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