Boone, North Carolina gives you a million ways to step away from your everyday routine. Boone is so much more than a mountain college town, although we’re proud that Appalachian State University calls us home. From challenging mountain sports to cozy mountain cabins, from festivals and art galleries to Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park, Boone is where adrenaline junkies and leisure seekers, alike, flock for the perfect getaway any time of year. Our cool spring temperatures, mild summers, colorful autumns, and snowy winters hold the promise of unforgettable experiences for visitors of all ages and interests. Downtown Boone, with its one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and boutiques, retains the nostalgic feel of the town’s early days, while the architecture of Appalachian State University serves as a modern backdrop for this popular mountain playground. You can’t exactly step outside yourself while staying indoors. Break out of your rut and become one with nature in Boone. We’ve got everything for all adventure levels – mountain biking and hiking trails, churning river rapids, even a pair of vintage steam locomotives offering rides around a mountain. So put on your brave face and pack your bags for Boone, where each season holds unlimited potential for exciting outdoor adventures.