Did you know there are over 400 restaurants in Greater Fayetteville? If you’re looking for something to do, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here. Downtown is our epicenter, which is known for its restaurants, night life, art galleries and gift shops. However, there is so much more to discover!
Downtown Fayetteville has successfully reversed the image of its downtown area with a multitude of downtown revitalization projects that stem from the early 90s. New additions, such as the NC Veterans Park, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, the Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum, Fayetteville Linear Park and Fayetteville Festival Park have all contributed to the changing face of the downtown area.
You can start at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, for example. Overlooking the Cape Fear River, there is a lot to explore, including 77 acres of trails, an amphitheater and a 150-year-old farmhouse. Next on your list should be the Crown Center. It’s a great place to catch a rock concert, sporting event, Broadway show or stand-up comic. While you’re out and about, come check out Historic Haymount, the neighborhood overlooking the town center. It’s one of the oldest, intact residential areas in the South East, and offers one-of-a-kind antique shops and some of the most interesting marvels of Southern American architecture.
Downtown Fayetteville is also home to the award winning Dogwood Festival and International Folk Festival as well as monthly events such as 4th Friday, Fayetteville after Five, the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market and more. From the historical charm of Hay Street and the Market House to the fantastic family friendly events to the eclectic array of specialty shops that line the streets, Downtown has established itself as one of Fayetteville's best attractions.
So, as you can see, the more you explore Greater Fayetteville, the more rewarding it gets! If you would like more information on the happenings of Downtown Fayetteville, be sure to check out http://www.visitdowntownfayetteville.com for a complete listing of things to do.
And of course, you can find all events and attractions around Cumberland County by visiting http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com.