A 1-Day Tour Itinerary for Fayetteville

June 27, 2017
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Pressed: A Creative Space

The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) recently hosted a group of eight bloggers/influencers from SoFluential for the SoFay17 Tour, highlighting some of the best of Fayetteville to these visitors. In one day here, this group of women hit 10 attractions, restaurants, and shops. Whether you are looking for tour ideas for yourself or your guests, this group’s itinerary is a splendid example of how to spend an exciting day in Fayetteville.

Country Breakfast

Start the morning off right with a down-home country meal at Rainbow Restaurant. This Fayetteville mainstay has been serving the area since 1938. Our group enjoyed some hearty comfort food, such as the Country Boy, but the menu also features regional dishes, like Catfish and Eggs.

Alternative: For another hearty option, Zorba’s Gyro has been a popular choice for American-style, cooked-to-order breakfast since they first opened their doors in 1974.

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Downtown Fayetteville

Downtown Boutique Tour

Spoil yourself with a shopping excursion to downtown’s darling shops. While out and about, this group of ladies popped into White Trash & Colorful Accessories, Cotton River Outfitters, and Pressed: A Creative Space for some fun and eclectic souvenirs and gifts.

Alternative: A few more downtown shops that contributed to the ladies’ downtown experience are A Bit of Carolina, All Things by Hand, Fusion Salon, Olde Town Apothecary, The Shops at 123 Hay Street, Turner Lane, and Walter Guy Jewelers.

Local Museum Exploration

Soak up an in-depth history lesson on Southeastern North Carolina at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. While there, our gals enjoyed strolling through the museum galleries and taking pictures of the Victorian-era 1897 Poe House.

Alternative: The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum is another treasured local museum that is well worth a visit.

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New Deli

Delicatessen Heaven

Take the deli experience to a whole new level at New Deli. After perusing the lengthy menu, our visitors chowed down on decked-out grilled cheeses, flavor-packed vegetarian sandwiches, scrumptious salads, and chocolate-covered fruit, among other dishes.

Alternative: Blue Moon Café is a charming bistro-style eatery where folks may enjoy a seasonal menu, al fresco dining, and craft beer and wine.

Tea Time

Enjoy a zen-ful experience mid-day at Winterbloom Tea, a delightful shop that is educating its customers on the many health benefits of tea. Not only did our gals sip and relax, but the helpful staff also treated them to “The Winterbloom Experience”—guiding each person to select the perfect tea-leaf blend.

Alternative: If a coffee shop is more your vibe, then venture over to Rude Awakening Coffee House for a freshly ground cup of Joe and sweet treats.


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The Climbing Place

Rock-Climbing Adventure

Pursue adventure at The Climbing Place, an indoor rock-climbing facility that houses one of the largest climbing walls on the East Coast. After a short belaying lesson from an experienced climber/trainer, our group could experience the thrill of climbing with the safety of a harness.

Alternative: Another source of adventure is Escape Room Fayetteville, where your group’s mission is to solve clues and puzzles in order to “escape” the room in just 60 minutes.

Asian Cuisine

Treat yourself to authentic Japanese ramen at Ramen Tsubaki. These ladies started their dinner with pork buns and gyoza, and then tested their chopstick skills out on massive bowls of noodles, swimming in a rich broth.

Alternative: Grilled Ginger Vietnamese Restaurant is a wildly popular Vietnamese restaurant that is known for its traditional dishes.

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Ramen Tsubaki

Painting Workshop

Top the day’s adventures off with a painting workshop at Wine & Design. A skilled artist/instructor walked the group step-by-step through painting a beach scene while the budding artists sipped on wine and relaxed from the day.

Alternative: You could also sign up for an art class or just pop in to shop for original artwork at Cape Fear Studios and Greg’s Art, Pottery & Gifts.

To see a collection of Instagram pictures from this group’s one-day tour of Fayetteville, check out #SoFay17. The above-suggested itinerary does not begin to cover everything there is to see and do in the greater Fayetteville area. Refer to the FACVB for more ideas on where to shop, eat, and stay when visiting Cumberland County. While planning your trip here, also check out the FACVB’s Calendar of Events for our year-round happenings.


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