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
Boone January events, Blowing Rock January events, Banner Elk January events

Top 5 January Events in the High Country

Mark Your Calendar for these January Events in the High Country The month of January is full of fun and exciting events in the High Country, from Boone and Blowing Rock to Banner Elk. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll... 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
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
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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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...
March 13, 2019
Where to Eat at Tweetsie Railroad A trip to Tweetsie Railroad is guaranteed to be a full day of fun at the mountain theme park. Be sure to take a break from rides and live entertainment to grab a bite to eat. While the park does allow guests to bring outside food and drinks, you may...
Restaurants in Boone with a view
March 13, 2019
Restaurants with Scenic Views in Boone A trip to Boone is not complete without a meal at one of the fantastic local restaurants. Area restaurants are serving up some of your favorite down-home American dishes as well as some meals you’ve never seen before. Almost as important as the...
Family-Friendly Activities in Boone, North Carolina
March 13, 2019
Top 5 Activities for the Whole Family A trip to Boone can be the perfect family getaway. With so much to see and do, both inside and outside, Boone offers plenty of excitement for all ages. Boone has a range of activities, from relaxing in the natural setting to something more...
Boone, North Carolina Skiing
February 4, 2019
Know Before You Go on a Ski Trip near Boone Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, Boone, North Carolina is a fantastic place for a ski getaway. Boone is in close proximity to several of the area’s best ski and winter sport destinations. The charming mountain town is filled with area...
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
May 23, 2019
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...

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