If you are looking for a relaxing few hours in the Asheville area, go to the Arboretum. We were only there for about an hour (our 10 month old wasn't real interested), but I would love to return. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. It is so quiet there. The Bonsai Garden is so interesting. Since the gardens in Atlanta charge way more for a per person admission than the per car parking fee at the Arboretum, we had no qualms with paying the small admission price. It was 100% worth it.