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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Theme Park
“Great for kids and adults. Ride the train thru the woods with live action. Pet the animals, rides and shows.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Also a fairly long drive but well worth it for children and train enthusiast.”
  • 35 locals recommend
“I'm a huge fan of their ciders over their beers. Be prepped for college crowds. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Board Shop
“There are 3 Ski resorts in Boone NC, this one is family friendly and easy to park. Good for beginners and intermediate skiers, not many trails but fun! Has a restaurant and nice outside viewing area. Also has a great Terrain Park! This is 2 hour drive away, leave early to play all day. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Healthy, unique, and just simple good quality Southwest/Carribean soul food.”
  • 33 locals recommend
“BEST sticky-buns EVER! Amazing fresh made breads, muffins, cakes, pies, cookies............. so, so good! Friendly service and the place just feels good - everyone (costumers and staff) just seem happy to be there :-)”
  • 30 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Our favorite spot to grab breakfast in Boone - great option for those looking for healthier fare or items safe for those with allergies and sensitivities. They also have "The Trucker" special which is neither healthy or for those with allergies and is delicious!”
  • 35 locals recommend
“This is my college. 🙂Undergrad, grad school and now faculty. In my opinion, one of the best colleges in the nation! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“We know what you’re thinking…sushi in the mountains??Yep! Super good, super fresh sushi in a chill but trendy atmosphere. We recommend the Cobang shrimp for sure!”
  • 26 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Vibrant hangout providing eclectic American eats, cocktails & draft microbrews, plus live music. 179 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607 3.7 mi”
  • 30 locals recommend
“Featured in Southern Living Magazine for great food. Homestyle Southern Restaurant. Family style and eat as much as you like.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Appalachian State's Turchin Center For the Visual Arts is a great place to go to see everything from local art to famous featured pieces. It is right on the edge of App State's campus on King Street.”
  • 13 locals recommend
“A little out of the way. Elegant food and atmosphere. $$$$ reservations necessary.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“In the heart of downtown Boone. Wild Craft has a great menu with patio seating. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Coffee, tea, donuts. They make their own donuts from scratch and roast their own beans!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“This place is a simple sandwich and soup shop, but on a cold winter day, it is exactly what you need. My favorite thing there is the Cali Croissant, but my wife tells me there are very good vegetarian options there as well.”
  • 22 locals recommend