Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville residents are avid lovers of the outdoors, and they have the fall harvest celebration to prove it. Between music, art, beer and cider, and chili festivals, check out one or several of Asheville's many scenic drives (including the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Waterfall Byway, and Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway). There are hundreds of waterfalls and thousands of miles of hiking trails near Asheville, making it an ideal getaway for the weekend warrior. Be sure to spend some time at the famous and expansive Biltmore Estate, which includes an impressive house, gardens, conservatory, winery, farm and more.