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.
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.
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.
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!
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.