Staying near Appalachian State gives the possibility of exploring both the town of Boone and the nearby mountain areas. This is an area popular with hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, but has its fair share of history too. In town, Boone has a vibrant arts and cultural scene, whatever time of year you visit.
Boone is well connected by roads to other parts of the state, and there is free parking on campus for visitors. AppalCart buses run around town, connecting the city center to the University. Greyhound buses also connect with Boone, and this is the best option for long distance travel as the nearest Amtrak station is 100 miles to the east in Greensboro.
Step back in time to the 18th century and experience life in rural North Carolina 300 years ago. Walk through the furnished cabins, chat to the costumed guides and get a real flavor of life in mountains.
Boone's Greenway trail runs right across the city. The network of paths is popular with both hikers and cyclists and passes through parks and other open spaces. Download a map onto your smartphone and enjoy exploring hidden corners of Boone.
If visiting Boone in the winter months, have a day on the slopes. Skiing is available from the end of November through to March. Tuition, lift passes and equipmentment hire are all available on site.