Travel With Kids: Asheville

Asheville's reputation is nothing short of sparkling. Every time we told someone we were going there, people said, "Oh, you're going to love it!" And we did.

The terrain is lovely - there are towering trees and beautiful hiking/running trails in every direction.

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Aside from volunteering with a number of great organizations, we also toured the Biltmore (America's Biggest Home). As expected, it is ornate and lavish and impressively modern for the time it was built.

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Our favorite days of fun were poking around downtown, where we spent an entire afternoon at the Pack Memorial Library on Haywood Street. We also took a narrated red trolley ride through the eclectic streets.

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My favorite thing was eating at the Laughing Seed Cafe, a global fusion vegetarian restaurant. I ordered Raw Spinach-Pesto Manicotti and my mouth pretty much exploded with flavor upon every bite. Tim had the Tico Burrito and it was equally delectable. I highly recommend it!

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Have you ever been to Asheville, NC? What did you like/not like about it?

* Special thanks to Explore Asheville for providing passes for area attractions.

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10 comments on “Travel With Kids: Asheville”

  1. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! I consider myself so lucky to be able to live here. Biltmore offers season passes for a mere $40 so we can enjoy the great paths for bike riding, the beautiful gardens, and the safe walking paths all year round.

  2. Ashville is a place I have always wanted to visit. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and got to go. One day we will make it there.

  3. I live 20 minutes from Asheville and have my entire life. I have never eaten at Laughing Seed but have heard of it often. We will have to try it. The mountains are beautiful here, the climate is perfect...I can't imagine living anywhere else. Glad you were able to visit.

  4. I'd love to visit there someday. And David Wilcox is there! Have you ever seen/heard him? Great music artist!!!

    1. I've never heard of him, but that's not saying much. I'm, sadly, very behind on the music scene.

  5. I grew up in Marshall which is only a short drive from Asheville. I also lived in Asheville for several years. I love that area and miss it tremendously. I will never forget cool summer evenings/nights (it can get into the low fifties) on the front porch watching lightening bugs and listening to the frogs. Great memories! I try to get back at least twice a year. Glad you enjoyed your time there. It's always a treat.

  6. I am so glad you loved Ashville; lots to do and great food! Boone NC is also a great town a bit north from town as well. And who doesn't love the Biltmore!

  7. Asheville is beautiful! We were there during the fall 3 years ago (I highly recommend going there to see the fall foliage).

    The Biltmore is incredible.

    1. "I bet it's beautiful here in the fall." I think I said that phrase at least a dozen times when we were in Asheville. Maybe we'll have an opportunity to go back again someday? :)

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