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.
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!
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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!
Fayetteville Bucket List
- Visit the North Carolina Veteran’s Park/Airborne & Special Ops Museum
Go to the Fascinate-U Children’s Museum
- Go to the Climbing Place
Visit the Poe House Drive the Historical Marker Trail Go to a trampoline park Go to the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market swim at Lake Pines Swim Club get ice cream at Cambellton Landing play on the playground at Mazarick Park
- see the blooms at the Fayetteville Rose Garden
- walk the trails at Arnette Park
- try zip-lining at Zipquest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure
walk or bike the Cape Fear River Trail visit the Cape Fear Botanical Garden get some ice cream and see the critters at Gillis Hill Farm
- get some fresh air at Lake Rim Park
shop around A Bit of Carolina explore Hay Street & see the Market House learn the history of Arsenal Park burn off some energy at Clark Park see the mini Eiffel Tower at the Bordeaux Shopping Center beat the heat at one of the public pools play mini golf at Omni Family Fun Center
- complete a Fayetteville Passport
- catch our dinner at Cedar Creek Fish Farm
bounce around at one of the trampoline parks
- shop around Pressed – A Creative Space
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Fayetteville Restaurants to Try
Fayetteville Pie Co.
- Robertson’s Sandwich Shop
- Will’s Grill
Deep Creek Outfitters
- R Burger (food truck)
- Taqueria Las Delicias
- Archway Burgers, Dogs, and Beer
- Circa 1800
- Gusto Napoletano
- Straight Drop Seafood
- Fuller’s BBQ
- Blue Moon Cafe
- Guatemala Centro America Restaurant
Fowlers Southern Gourmet
- Skrimp Shack
Vicky’s Biscuits & Chicken
Festivals & Events
- Cumberland County Fair
- Dogwood Festival
- Duck Derby
- Fayetteville Comic Con
- Blues ‘n Brews
- Umoja Festival
Marksmen Hockey Game
- International Folk Festival
- All American BBQ Festival
- Woodpecker Baseball Game
- Dogwood Fall Festival
- Taste of Fayetteville
- Holly Day Fair
- A Dickens Holiday
- 4th Friday Events
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!