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Boone, North Carolina, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Boone?

You should plan to spend around $173 per day on your vacation in Boone. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $53 on meals
  • $33 on local transportation
  • $182 on hotels

A one week trip to Boone for two people costs, on average, $2,422. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Boone cost?

A one week trip to Boone usually costs around $1,211 for one person and $2,422 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Boone on average costs around $2,422 for one person and $4,844 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Boone will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Boone on average costs around $5,190 for one person and $10,380 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Boone has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Boone expensive to visit?

Prices in Boone are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Boone is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Acadia National Park or Myrtle Beach.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Boone Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Boone?

The average Boone trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Boone travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $182
Local Transportation 1 $33
Food 2 $53
Entertainment 1 $53
Alcohol 2 $13 - 39
Accommodation Budget in Boone
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Boone is $91. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Boone is $182. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Boone

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Boone based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $323. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Boone
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Boone is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $33 per person, per day, on local transportation in Boone.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Boone
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Rental Cars in Boone
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Food Budget in Boone
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Boone can vary, the average cost of food in Boone is $53 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Boone should cost around $21 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Boone is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Boone?

Typical prices for Food in Boone are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Boone, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Restaurant Lunch for 2

Entertainment Budget in Boone
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Boone typically cost an average of $53 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Boone
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $26 on alcoholic beverages in Boone per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Boone On a Budget
Boone Boone, NC
Boone is located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. It is a popular destination in large part because it is the home of Appalachian State University, but even independent of the school, it is a great tourist destination. It also makes a good base for a ski vacation. The town has a population of just over 17,000 and is the county seat of Watauga County. It's named for the well known American pioneer, Daniel Boone. During the summer you can catch an outdoor drama, Horn of the West, that highlights the history of the area during the American Revolutionary War.

Boone's climate is subtropical highland. The town sits at an elevation of 3,333 feet, which is the highest of any town its size east of the Mississippi River. The high elevation means that Boone gets more precipitation than most nearby areas. The winters are long and cold with frequent sleet and snow. Blizzards are not uncommon. Summers are warm, but not as hot or humid as most places in North Carolina. The average temperature in the month of July is about 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
Boone is surrounded by natural beauty. You should make a point of driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway while you're in the area. The parkway intersects highway 421 east of Boone and to the south of town it intersects Highway 321.

Another must see in the area is Howard's Knob. It's just a short drive up the mountain and offers great views overlooking the entire downtown area.

Make sure you allow yourself enough time to wander around Appalachian State University's campus. Also of interest are the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, Elk Knob State Park, Grandfather Mountain, and Tweetsie Railroad.
Boone has a quaint and compact downtown area that you can easily explore on foot. In this area you'll find great restaurants and antique stores that are worth wandering through. It's also worth walking around Appalachian State University's campus. The campus is split by Rivers Street into east and west sections. Tunnels and a pedestrian bridge connect the two sides of campus.

There are also some great areas to visit in and around Boone. Perhaps the most popular and famous area is the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs through the Appalachian Mountains and is particularly popular during the fall months when the foliage is at a peak. You can expect to sit in traffic on weekends during these months so come prepared for slow travel.

During the winter months, Boone makes an excellent base to enjoy some skiing. Nearby mountains that offer skiing include Ski Beech, Appalachian Ski Mountain, and Ski Sugar. Hawksnest is another option, although they haven't offered skiing in recent years but do have tubing and a nice lodge.

Hiking in the area is popular as well. Pick up a trail map and choose a route that meets your skill level. Make sure you carry plenty of water during the summer months.

Another popular activity is to head to an Appalachian State University football game. The team has a tradition of winning, and the games can be very energetic and fun.
Food and Dining
Food in Boone is generally quite good. You'll find plenty of budget restaurants, many of which cater to the student population and include the typical options such as bagels, pizza, or sandwiches. In the downtown area you'll find some mid priced places that offer a nice lunch or dinner such as pasta or burgers. There are also some wonderful high end restaurants with excellent unique dishes. Many offer meals that are hormone free, locally grown, and organic, making for an even more regional experience. There are also plenty of bars in the area, but if you're looking to avoid the student crowds, do your research ahead of time.

Most people arrive in Boone with a private vehicle. It's possible to fly in to Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, or Greensboro but you will have to rent a car at any of those airports and drive on to Boone. There is a bus, the Mountaineer Express, that travels between Boone, Winston-Salem, and the Amtrak station in Greensboro twice a day. The Hickory Hop is a shuttle that goes from Charlotte to Hickory, which is about an hour from Boone. From Hickory you will have to take a taxi if you don't want to rent a car.

If you're staying in the downtown neighborhood you can easily walk most places, but if you're planning to explore any other areas you really need to have access to a car. If this isn't possible, some areas are connected by bus with the AppalCART system. This system has eight bus routes that travel around Boone. It's free to ride them if you're staying within the city limits. If you need a cab, Boone Taxi is a reliable taxi company in the area.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.