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

A Taste of the High Country

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. Whether... 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
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

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
Boone, North Carolina

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

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Boone, Banner Elk and Wilkesboro wineries, breweries and distilleries
May 29, 2019
Image from Appalachian Mountain Brewery The personality of the High Country is infused in every aspect of life here, and it’s no different with the wines, brews and spirits produced in this region. Maybe it’s the rich mountain soil, creating high quality varietals and grains. Or maybe...
November 7, 2018
Find Everything You Need Right Around the Corner In the High Country, you’ll find it’s easy to shop a century-old general store and chic new boutique in the same trip. From the vibrant downtown shops of Boone to antiques in Blowing Rock and beyond, a getaway in the High Country is not...
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...
Linville Caverns North Carolina
April 11, 2019
Explore Linville Caverns There’s so much to see and do when you visit North Carolina’s High Country. An attraction that should make your must-do list is a trip to Linville Caverns. Linville Caverns are the only show caverns in North Carolina. The whole family will love touring these...
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...
Rides at Tweetsie Railroad
March 14, 2019
Amusement Rides for All Ages at Tweetsie Railroad Tweetsie Railroad is a Wild West theme park. No theme park is complete without some thrilling rides. Perfect for the whole family, and children of all ages, Tweetsie Railroad’s rides can provide excitement for everyone. From smaller...

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