Rafting Is Among the Things to Do in Boone
For a convenient place to call home while you explore the great outdoors in and around Boone, NC, choose the Country Inn & Suites in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. A stay at our hotel puts you within minutes of fly fishing, rock climbing, hiking and rafting. Overcome your fear of heights by crossing the mile-high swinging bridge at Grandfather Mountain or careening through the trees at Hawksnest Zipline. Brave the depths of Linville Caverns or ski the slopes at Ski Beech. For a more leisurely activity, do some shopping at Mast General Store, Wilcox Emporium Warehouse or in the stores of Valle Crucis, one of the state's oldest cities.
Try these fun things to do and see in Boone:
- Appalachian State University (1.2 miles)
Cheer on the Mountaineers at Appalachian State University, attend a performance, browse an art collection or tour the campus of this acclaimed university.
Phone: +1 (828) 262-2000
- Boone Convention & Visitors Bureau (1.3 miles)
Before you set out to explore Boone, be sure to stop by this center for travel guides, food tours, attraction information and scenic drive maps.
Phone: +1 (828) 262-3516
- Boone Golf Club (2.9 miles)
Challenge yourself at this 18-hole course with awesome scenic views and a pro shop.
Phone: +1 (828) 264-8760
- Cheap Joe's Art Stuff (1 mile)
Pick up all your arts and crafts supplies at Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, featuring an impressive selection for a variety of media, including painting, pottery and drawing.
Phone: +1 (800) 227-2788
- Foscoe Fishing Company (7.9 miles)
Plan an expedition and gather up all your gear at the state's only Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guide company, Foscoe Fishing Company, offering stops at Watauga, Linville and other mountain streams near the shop.
Phone: +1 (828) 963-6556
- Grandfather Mountain (20 miles)
Pack your hiking boots for an outing at Grandfather Mountain, home to the mile-high swinging bridge, numerous trails and animal habitats. Learn more about the area with a tour of the nature museum.
Phone: +1 (828) 733-1059
- Hawksnest Zipline (14.2 miles)
Thrill seekers can get their fix at this nearby attraction, where you can speed through the trees at 50 miles per hour. Make a reservation to take on the more than 1.5 miles of zipline trails at Hawksnest.
Phone: +1 (828) 963-6561
- Linville Caverns (32.6 miles)
Go below the earth to admire stunning rock formations and to catch a glimpse of mysterious creatures inside Linville Caverns.
Phone: +1 (828) 419-0540
- Mast General Store (1.4 miles)
Find a vast selection of outdoor gear, classic candies, local wares, food, clothing and brands from yesteryear at the popular Mast General Store.
Phone: +1 (828) 262-0000
- Mystery Hill (5.3 miles)
The exhibits at this gravity-defying museum will have you scratching your head and wondering, especially when you watch balls roll uphill and people are pulled from standing to a 45-degree angle.
Phone: +1 (828) 264-2792
- Orchard at Altapass (3.1 miles)
Seasonal festivals, views of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the more than 280-acres of orchards make this a must-see stop on your travel itinerary.
Phone: +1 (828) 765-9531
- River and Earth Adventures (2.2 miles)
Let the experts at this outdoor expedition company help you plan caving, climbing, biking, rafting, rock climbing and hiking excursions.
Phone: +1 (866) 411-7238
- Ski Beech - Beech Mountain Resort (23.6 miles)
Year-round activities at Ski Beech ensure you have something to do no matter what time of year you're here. Ski, snowboard or tube during the winter, and play disc golf and mountain climb during the summer.
Phone: +1 (828) 387-2011
- Tweetsie Railroad (3.5 miles)
Ride historic trains, mine for gems, play arcade games and have an heirloom photo taken when you visit Tweetsie Railroad.
Phone: +1 (800) 526-5740
- Valle Crucis (6.6 miles)
Buildings featuring 18th- and 19th-century architecture dot the landscape of this nearby destination, one of the oldest cities in the state. At Valle Crucis, enjoy shopping, dining and touring.
- Wilcox Emporium Warehouse (1.3 miles)
With more than 250 vendors, you are bound to uncover the perfect antique or trinket to take home with you at Wilcox Emporium.
Phone: +1 (828) 262-1221