Bloom into the essence of Spring by enjoying sweet treats and surrounding yourself in natural beauty. Start the season off visiting one of these sweet shops and then walk it off in one of our peaceful gardens. 


Uncle Zips' Beef Jerky

Uncle Zips' Beef Jerky has a sweet surprise for almost everyone. Head over to North Main Street in Hope Mills to get your hands on a bowl of apple slices dipped in apple pie crust. The apple slices can also be dipped in strawberry or pretzel crunch, oreo cookies, and cream, and smores crust. You won't be able to eat just one slice!


Bloggers at Frostings Cakeshop

Cupcakes at Frostings Cakeshop

Superior Bakery

Make your way over to our oldest bakery, Superior Bakery, for one of its delectable croissants. They've been ranked number 11 on Yelp's list of top 100 croissants in the U.S. and Canada. Sweet, right?


Superior Bakery Croissants


Sweet Palette

Make a pit stop at Sweet Palette for a fluffy cupcake, a fresh macaroon or a scoop of homemade ice cream. Stationed on the intersection of Person and Green Street in the heart of Historic Downtown, you're sure to enjoy a delicious treat and experience some of Fayetteville's unique art from the mural on the outside wall to artwork inside the shop. 


Blanc Coffee Roasters


Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Time to work off some of those delicious desserts?

Take in the new season by visiting our impressive 80-acre Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Stroll through the scenic space to view the blossoming camellias, daylilies and shade gardens. 


Cape Fear Botanical Garden