Staying active while relaxing is easy in Fayetteville!  Check out our suggestions here or create your own adventure! Pick from the wealth of Things To Do on our website. 

Day 1 Afternoon Arrival: Traveling by camper?  Consider staying at Fayetteville RV Resort & Cottages which 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. Not planning to camp?  Book your room at one of our 60 hotel properties. 

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 Garden, 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 

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, deciding which trail to tackle is the most challenging part. The Patriot's Past & Present Trail is rich in history. It guides you along a journey of exploring places, from the Airborne and Special Ops Museum to Freedom Memorial Park, commemorating the service of those who gave their lives to our country. The trail will educate you on the patriotic culture that surrounds Fayetteville. 

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, take in the views, and probably see one of the trains come by the depot or possibly the Amtrak stopping 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 also home to the Marksman if you visit during one of the colder months. Our professional hockey team plays at the Crown Complex. Check our event calendar for their schedule.    

You can even take an after-dinner walk downtown and visit some shops and sites. Back-A-Round Records is a hidden gem. It has thousands of vinyl records, CDs, and cassette tapes and will take you back to better years of music. Or you might find yourself in awe of the buildings' architecture downtown. Did you know we have a Historical Architecture Trail as well? 

Day 3 

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.