Asheville, North Carolina
Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and a short distance from Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville is a picturesque hub for hiking and camping enthusiasts. It is especially spectacular in the autumn, when the shedding trees transform the landscape.
It's no wonder artists and environmentalists flock here. Asheville is also considered one of the friendliest cities for vegetarians and vegans.