36 Hours in the High Country

Blue Ridge Parkway

FRIDAY

3:30 PM – Drive.
Skip out of work early, and make the drive your favorite town in the High Country to start your weekend.

6:30 PM – Dinner.
Fancy date night, family outing, or farm to table, we’ve got you covered no matter what your Friday night style is.   

9:30 PM – Drinks.
The High Country has a huge craft beer scene with no shortage of breweries in surrounding towns. You won’t be disappointed no matter what you choose.

SATURDAY

7:00 AM  – Sunrise.
Even if you’re not an early riser, you cannot miss a sunrise at one of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s overlooks. Our favorite has to be Thunder Hill Overlook at Milepost 290.4, but you can find several other scenic spots.

10:00 AMBrunch.
We’re southerners, so brunch is in our blood. Whether you’re looking for a specialty coffee to take on the go, or you take you brunch more seriously, we have what you’re looking for.

12:00 PM  – Hiking.
Life is better with your dog in it. Grab your pup and get to one of these dog-friendly hikes the High Country has to offer, ranging from all experience levels.

3:30 PM  Shopping.
Antiques, bicycles, boutiques, all available on one quaint downtown street. If you’re going through Boone (and we suggest you do), make sure King Street is on your list of stops.

6:00 PM  – Dinner.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants near Linville Land Harbor. We’ve got Italian, Mexican, and all-day breakfast on our local list.

SUNDAY

8:00 AM – Tee Time.
Tee off at Linville Land Harbor. It’s the perfect weather for it, with the leaves changing and the weather getting cooler.

11:00 AM – Farmer’s Market.
Last minute shopping at the Farmer’s Market to bring some of the High Country home with you.