Get active and get recharged in Cumberland County

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Fayetteville, NC -   It’s hard to pick just five reasons to visit the communities of Cumberland County this spring. Here are  our top picks:

  1. Batter up!  Be one of the first fans to see the Fayetteville Woodpeckers play at SEGRA Stadium in downtown Fayetteville.  The first game is April 18.  After the game, grab a beer at one of our three microbreweries in walking distance of the stadium. The next day, have lunch at the Fayetteville Pie Company, which was rated “The Best Pie in NC” by Tasting Table.  
  2. On your mark, get set, go!  Run with the nation’s finest at the All American Marathon, Mike-to-Mike Half-Marathon or the All American 5K on March 24.  Can’t make it that day?  Cumberland County has nearly 25 runs and walks throughout the spring. There are plenty of opportunities to get active this season. Find the full list HERE.
  3. Relax and recharge!  Utilize some unique services available in Fayetteville.  Floating Shanti is only one of ten facilities in North Carolina that offers Flotation Therapy, a sensory-deprivation experience. During a float in a sound-proof tank, your body easily floats on water filled with magnesium (Epsom salts.)  The therapy is beneficial for chronic pain and a host of other ailments including anxiety and insomnia. Nearby at Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center, enjoy a Restation™ session. Lying on a special lounge, with earphones on and eyes covered, users experience low-frequency vibrations from the platform and synchronized soothing music from the headphones that lull you into a meditative state. A Restation™ session is beneficial for fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety and more. 
  4. Soak up some natural beauty of the Carolinas! Not only are the azaleas and dogwoods in full bloom throughout the community, but the 77-acre Cape Fear Botanical Garden offers a place to see all the spring blooms in one place. Visit after May 5, and you’ll be treated to 18 metal sculptures that tell the story and history of the art form of Origami.  The traveling exhibition, titled “Origami in the Garden,” will be in place for four months.

    Flowers not your thing? Visit Carvers Creek State Park, which is home to the rare Longleaf Pine ecosystem (and the endangered species that live there); Fayetteville Rose Garden; and The Cape Fear River Trail, which is part of the East Coast Greenway.   
  5. Throw some axes! Axes & Armor Hatchet House, Cumberland County’s first indoor axe- throwing facility, opened its doors in February 2019.  The facility, a World Axe Throwing League venue, hosts tournaments, walk-ins, leagues and private parties. Their mission is to bring the thrill of a traditional Canadian backyard to this community.   Axes & X’s, another axe-throwing option, hosts pop-ups at special events, breweries, and other sites throughout the year. They plan to open a permanent, indoor facility in the next year. 

Need more ideas?  Head to or call us at 910-483-5311. The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) stands ready to plan the perfect visit.


The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.