Being active while still relaxing is easy in Fayetteville, so discover your next adventure here! And the fun can continue with our suggestions if you extend your stay. For even more options, check out our website at Things To Do.
Day 1 (Friday)
Afternoon Arrival: Traveling in a camper has become a popular option, and it also allows the flexibility of lodging. You can choose a campground like Fayetteville RV Resort & Cottages that offers full hook-ups, or choose from one of their cottages if you feel like a change for the night. The resort has on-site activities such as a 9-hole putt-putt course, swimming pools, dog parks, and a horseshoe pit. The area has many campgrounds, so choose the right one for you…click here for more options.
Evening: Don’t hesitate to venture out on your first day. Conveniently located off I-95, you can easily access many activities and restaurants. Stretch those legs at Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, situated on 80 acres nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek. They always have a calendar full of events, so check it out. Our Visitors Center is just about a mile away, where you can pick up a Visitor’s Guide that is handy for learning more about the area. Stop in and say hello!
For dinner, you are within minutes of different cuisines. Scrub Oaks Pub is a short drive and offers a classic menu, and you can usually catch a local musician or band playing on the weekends. Or head over to Latitude 35 Bar & Grill. The Caribbean-style neighborhood watering hole and eatery is a casual spot for great tacos, bowls, and kabob entrees! And you might stumble upon music bingo or trivia night if you're lucky! And stop by LeClair’s General Store across the street. Their coffee is a fan favorite, plus the eclectic store offers a surprise on every corner.
Day 2 (Saturday)
Morning: We understand that camper life has its advantages, like causally drinking coffee and eating breakfast in the comfort of your own “home,” but if you choose to go out, you can check out the best breakfast places on our website at DistinctlyFayettevilleNC.com.
Afternoon: Time to explore. We suggest checking out our Cultural Heritage Trails on our website. With pre-planned routes with interactive maps and descriptions to video highlights & photos, the most challenging part is deciding which trail to tackle first. The Patriot’s Past & Present Trail is rich in history and guides you along a journey of places to explore, from the Airborne and Special Ops Museum to Freedom Memorial Park, which commemorates the service of those that gave their lives for our country. The trail will educate you on the patriotic culture that surrounds Fayetteville.
Evening: Recharge and relax at one of the downtown breweries. Huske Hardware, Fayetteville’s Oldest Brewery, is housed in a 115-year-old building full of history itself. With a great patio area, cold beer, and a menu full of tasty treats, you can relax and take in the views and probably see one of the trains come by the depot or possibly the Amtrak making a stop at the station.
It is also located within walking distance of shops and Segra Stadium. You may want to check out the Woodpecker’s schedule and catch a game while in town. Fayetteville is home to the Marksman also if you happen to visit during one of the colder months. Our professional hockey team plays at the Crown Coliseum. Check our event calendar for their schedule.
You can even take an after-dinner walk downtown and hit up some of the shops and sites. Back-A-Round Records is a hidden gem. It has thousands of vinyl records, CDs, and cassette tapes and will definitely take you back to some better years of music. Or you might find yourself in awe of the architecture of the buildings themselves downtown. Did you know we have a Historical Architecture Trail as well?
Day 3 (Sunday)
Morning: Before heading out to your next destination, enjoy some outdoor recreation and take in some of the natural scenery. Visit one of our local parks. Lake Rim Park is great for a relaxing afternoon. Walk on the one-mile border trail through the wetlands to Bones Creek or picnic overlooking the lake. They also offer kayak tours!
Carvers Creek State Park is another outdoor option. Long Valley Farm, the historic retreat of the Rockefeller family member, is the center of the park. The park offers fishing in the millpond and hiking through longleaf pine forests, plus tours of the home. We suggest you check out our parks page for information on all parks.