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7 reasons to explore Fayetteville this winter

We’ve rounded up the top things to do this winter in Fayetteville, where an abundance of cold weather activities await.

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Experience the warm + cozy — or a variety of cold weather adventures — in Fayetteville, NC.

Photo by DistiNCtly Fayetteville

Hibernation is for the bears. Venture out of your house and embrace winter in Fayetteville, where these cold weather activities await:

🥾 Outdoor adventures

  • Stroll crisp trails: Enjoy the outdoors during nature’s slumber by hiking J. Bayard Clark, Rowan, and Mazarick parks — or (winter) birdwatching at Cape Fear Botanical Garden.
  • Soar through pines: Yes, ZipQuest’s treetop adventure is open year-round.

Cozy escapes

  • Stay indoors: Immerse yourself in family-friendly fun at the Cape Fear Complex, Fayetteville History Museum, or Fascinate-U Children’s Museum’s interactive exhibits.
  • Warm your hands: Ditch the gloves and sip on seasonal delights at Rude Awakening, Vagabond Cafe, or Blanc Roasters.
  • Get comfort food coma: Experience Fayetteville’s haven for Southern delights with DistiNCtly Fayetteville’s Quintessential Southern Comfort Food Guide.

🧖 Unwind

  • Unwind with the perfect pint: Explore any of Hometown Hops’ six local breweries.
  • Feel the winter wellness: Get pampered at Between Heaven and Earth Spa or The Renaissance.

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