Fayetteville, NC: A Bucket List of 60+ Things to Do

The Ghost Tower in Fayetteville.
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Right after we PCS’d to Fort Bragg, I made a Fort Bragg Bucket List. I came up with more than 130 things that I wanted to do across the state. This is no surprise, North Carolina is a beautiful and unique place.

What I wasn’t prepared for, was how fast the Fayetteville section of my list filled up! Seriously, I found 30 things to do in Fay right off the bat and as time went on, I added even more to the list.

Fayetteville Bucket List
(The Market House is even more beautiful at golden hour!)

Instead of making a HUGE Fayetteville section on my bucket list, I decided to make a separate Fayetteville bucket list. I even made separate sections for restaurants to try and events to go to!

(Check out these 5 Quirky Things to Look for in Fayetteville!)

Fayetteville has so much to offer and I plan on using this summer to explore more of America’s hometown and mark some more things off of our list!

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Fayetteville Bucket List

  1. Visit the North Carolina Veteran’s Park/Airborne & Special Ops Museum
  2. Go to the Fascinate-U Children’s Museum
  3. Go to the Climbing Place
  4. Visit the Poe House
  5. Drive the Historical Marker Trail
  6. Go to a trampoline park
  7. Go to the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market
  8. swim at Lake Pines Swim Club
  9. get ice cream at Cambellton Landing
  10. play on the playground at Mazarick Park
  11. see the blooms at the Fayetteville Rose Garden
  12. walk the trails at Arnette Park
  13. try zip-lining at Zipquest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure
  14. walk or bike the Cape Fear River Trail
  15. visit the Cape Fear Botanical Garden
  16. get some ice cream and see the critters at Gillis Hill Farm
  17. get some fresh air at Lake Rim Park
  18. shop around A Bit of Carolina
  19. explore Hay Street & see the Market House
  20. learn the history of Arsenal Park
  21. burn off some energy at Clark Park
  22. see the mini Eiffel Tower at the Bordeaux Shopping Center
  23. beat the heat at one of the public pools
  24. play mini golf at Omni Family Fun Center
  25. complete a Fayetteville Passport
  26. catch our dinner at Cedar Creek Fish Farm
  27. bounce around at one of the trampoline parks
  28. shop around Pressed – A Creative Space
Quirky things to look for in Fayetteville #1: the mini Eiffel Tower. | Fayetteville Bucket List
(Just check out this shot of the mini Eiffel Tower!)

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Fayetteville Restaurants to Try

  1. Fayetteville Pie Co.
  2. Robertson’s Sandwich Shop
  3. Will’s Grill
  4. Sherefe
  5. Deep Creek Outfitters
  6. R Burger (food truck)
  7. Taqueria Las Delicias
  8. Archway Burgers, Dogs, and Beer
  9. Rainbow Restaurant
  10. Circa 1800
  11. Gusto Napoletano
  12. Straight Drop Seafood
  13. Fuller’s BBQ
  14. Blue Moon Cafe
  15. Guatemala Centro America Restaurant
  16. Fowlers Southern Gourmet
  17. Skrimp Shack
  18. Vicky’s Biscuits & Chicken
Fayetteville Bucket List | Lunch at Fayetteville Pie Co.
(How adorable is this Root Beer Pie from the Fayetteville Pie Company?)

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Festivals & Events

  1. Cumberland County Fair
  2. Dogwood Festival
  3. Duck Derby
  4. Fayetteville Comic Con
  5. Blues ‘n Brews
  6. Umoja Festival
  7. Marksmen Hockey Game
  8. International Folk Festival
  9. All American BBQ Festival
  10. Woodpecker Baseball Game
  11. Dogwood Fall Festival
  12. Taste of Fayetteville
  13. Holly Day Fair
  14. A Dickens Holiday
  15. 4th Friday Events
Girl skating with the players after the Marksmen Hockey Game in Fayetteville, NC. | Fayetteville Bucket List
(My girls LOVED the hockey game….especially skating with the players afterwards!)

As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

We are guilty of using our summers and free time going home to visit family. However, I am making it a point to explore more of this city.

Making a Fayetteville bucket list was a first step in that direction and I can’t wait for all of the fun and adventures we’re going to have!

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