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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Fayetteville

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Fayetteville

Fayetteville offers some of the most amazing sights and activities in North Carolina and lucky for you, Willow Run Apartments offers you easy access to it all! Spend a day exploring all of the amazing shops and restaurants with your friends. Or uncover hidden treasures in one of the amazing museums like the Airborne and Special Operations Museum! There are so many activities and places to visit for every occasion, like a night out, family fun days, or a quiet day spent with yourself!

Below is our complete guide to every exciting adventure that awaits you here in Fayetteville, NC Being so close to the action at Willow Run, youll always have something fun to do while youre in the area.



1. Airborne and Special Operations Museum

The U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum first opened in August of 2000 and is owned and operated by the United States Army. The museum offers a main exhibit gallery, temporary galleries, a four-story tall theatre, and a motion simulator ride.

The main gallery is a self-guided tour that is in chronological order of the history of the airborne and special operations soldiers from 1940 to the present time. The temporary gallery changes and displays different exhibits that pertain to the United States Army airborne and special operations units through their history and conflicts from WWII to the present. The simulator ride costs $8.50 and they offer two different experiences, Army on the Move and Experience the Legend.

Visit today!

100 Bragg BLVD
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 643-2778


The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens were founded in 1989 and are situated on 80 acres between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek.

The gardens are open from March to October for their summer hours which are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday-Saturday and 12 PM to 5 PM on Sundays. Their winter hours are 10 AM to 4 PM Monday-Saturday and 12 PM to 4 PM on Sundays from November to March.

536 N Eastern BLVD
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 486-0221

3. 1897 POE HOUSE

The Poe House was built in 1897 and was owned by Edgar and Josephine Poe. Not to be confused with the writer Edgar Allen Poe, this Edgar Allen Poe was a local businessman.

The Poe House can teach you about the first decades of the 20th century and the changes that defined this era. The tour will highlight women's roles, African American History, children's roles, and technological, economic, and social changes in Southern North Carolina and the county during this era.

206 Bradford AVE
Fayetteville, NC 28305
(910) 500-4240


The Cape Fear River Trail is conveniently located on the main road of Willow Run Apartments at the end of Treetop Drive. Walk, bike, or run this pet-friendly seven-mile trail from dusk to dawn, seven days a week. This trail is also connected to Jordan Soccer Field – for family and recreational fun.

631 Sherman Dr
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 433-1579


Bright Light Brewing Co. is located in downtown Fayetteville, NC, and is veteran-owned. If you are looking for somewhere to relax and hang out with friends, this is it!

Bright Light had the goal of bringing a space to the Fayetteville community that people from all walks of life could enjoy. They have grown their business by partnering with other local breweries, businesses, and other major contributors to the community. They have also worked with the local Special Olympics as well as hosted awareness events for The Lone Survivor Foundation.

When visiting we recommend ordering the Blackberry Pilsner or the Orange Cream Ale!

444 W Russell ST
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 339-0464

Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Fayetteville

Fayetteville is home to Fort Liberty and has become a driving force in culture, community events, and entertainment. This has attracted citizens from many different cultures. As a result, the city's dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Fayetteville's culinary culture, from laid back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings.

Circa 1800


Circa 1800 is located in Downtown Fayetteville and serves a large menu, including steaks, seafood, salads, and more! If you're on the hunt for one of the best Brunches in Fayetteville, you'll need to check them out! With brunch items like Brunch Risotto and Fayetteville Hot Buns, this is a must-try eatery in the area. While their brunch is legendary, they also offer lunch and dinner to meet your cravings around the clock. Visit this local gem today! 

108 Person St
Fayetteville, NC, 28301
(910) 568-4725

Luigi's Italian Chophouse and Bar


Luigi's opened in 1982 and serves high-quality food at reasonable prices. Every year since 2003 they have won the Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator and on Thursdays, they host wine tastings that have become very popular. With over 300 wines on the menu, you can likely find your new favorite wine here. The upscale atmosphere and comforting food make this the perfect place to eat with friends, family, or by yourself. We recommend any of their amazing pasta dishes or Bruschetta! 

528 N McPherson Church Rd
Fayetteville, NC, 28303
(910) 864-1810

Scrub Oaks Pub

American, Pub 

Scrub Oaks Pub has been named "Best Northside Restaurant" for the past nine consecutive years for a reason. Within a five-minute drive of Willow Run Apartments, Scrub Oaks should be on your list of places to dine in Fayetteville. From signature cocktails to live music and delicious food, this restaurant in Fayetteville, NC, will check all your boxes.

5780 Ramsey St
Fayetteville, NC, 28311
(910) 884-3072

Blue Moon Cafe


Located in the heart of Downtown Fayetteville, NC, Blue Moon Café offers an environment filled with local art, fashion, music, and food all in one. Blue Moon Café is the place to be any day in Fayetteville, NC, offering a limited brunch menu and hand-crafted cocktails.

310 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC, 28301
(910) 860-4700

Shogun Japanese Restaurant

Japanese $

If you are looking for authentic Japanese food, check out Shogun's! They serve sushi as well as other traditional Japanese meals. We recommend ordering the chicken and steak bowl or the steak hibachi dinner!

3811 Ramsey St #113
Fayetteville, NC, 28311
(910) 482-3688