End-of-Summer Countdown for the Family

family-friendly events
Just a few weeks remain before a new school year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean families can’t fit in more quality time and make last-minute memories together on a weekend trip. To assist in your planning, we are giving suggestions on how to spend a full three days in the greater Fayetteville area. Just pick a weekend, choose from 12 family-friendly events, and get ready to play hard in our backyard. Ou… [...]

The Flavors of Greece

greek restaurants
Behind the façade of many restaurants in Cumberland County, there is a story of a hard-working immigrant family. This area, just like the rest of the country, experienced an influx of European immigrants in the early 20th century. Many of those arriving from Greece took their culinary know-how and established restaurants, with the first Greek business being the Busy Bee Café on Market Square. This Se… [...]

Ice Cream! Top 10 Places in Cumberland County

ice cream
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! July 16th is National Ice Cream Day, and one of my first assignments as a summer intern here at the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) was to compile a list of the top 10 places to find some frozen treats. (Pretty great first assignment, eh?) Tucked away in every corner of Cumberland County, I discovered everything from freshly churned… [...]

Swimming Holes to Beat the Heat

As any true southerner will tell you, when vacationing in the South over the summer, you should know ahead of time where the local swimming holes may be found. Cumberland County’s communities offer our visitors a spring-fed lake, water parks, and community pools to help beat the heat. We have put together a handy list of these six water attractions to explore while visiting the greater Fayetteville are… [...]

For the Dad in Your Life

Father's Day Fayetteville
Whether you are celebrating your father or planning a memorable day with your own kids, there is a wide variety of activities taking place around Cumberland County this weekend to entertain you and the crew. Does Dad enjoy the outdoors? Take him kayaking at a local lake or hiking at a state park. Is he a craft beer connoisseur? We have the perfect brewery for him. Check out all our suggestions for the dad in you… [...]

Summertime Livin’ in Hope Mills

Hope Mills
The Town of Hope Mills is one of Cumberland County’s charming communities. Scottish settlers were among the first to arrive in the mid-18th century and to start building mills along the banks of Rockfish Creek, and this community’s small-town charm can still be seen around every corner, from its swimming holes to its diners.… [...]

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