Fayetteville is a place full of endless opportunities when it comes to spending time with your family. Finding something to do around Fayetteville doesn’t have to be hard when you have a list of things to-do and lucky for you, I have created one.
First, visit and spend time with your student. I am positive that you, the family, miss your student and despite what your student may say, they definitely miss you too. Spending time with your student and having them show you around their residence hall and campus arguably may be the best activity you do while visiting Fayetteville.
Second, attend a Razorback sporting event. While you are visiting Fayetteville, attending a sporting event is a MUST. It doesn’t matter if it is football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, or any other sporting event. Go. The atmosphere you experience at a Razorback sporting event is second to none and there is no sight or sound better than calling the hogs with all your closest friends and family.
Third, visit the Fayetteville Farmers Market. The Fayetteville Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm between the months of April and November and on Tuesday & Thursday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm between the months of April and October. The market offers an excellent selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, herbs and plants, charcuterie, dairy products, and baked goods, as well as curated crafts, fine art, and jewelry. The market bustles with local musicians, street performers, and community organizations. This is something you won’t want to miss.
Fourth, take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks. This place is home to an impressive collection of twelve themed gardens and a modern butterfly house. The gardens were established in 1994 with the aim of providing a beautiful location for recreation and relaxation. The garden aims to inspire people to take an interest in the natural ecosystems of the Ozarks. The Garden also sponsors loads of events throughout the year, so I would definitely encourage y’all to look into this attraction while you are in town.
Fifth, eat. Fayetteville is home to so many incredible restaurants and eateries. Have a sweet tooth and looking for some breakfast or dessert? Rick’s Bakery is the place for you. Incredible donuts, cookies, and pastries that you are going to want to experience for yourself. Looking for a local place to eat lunch? Only look as far as Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese. This fun, joyful, spacious and whimsically decorated diner is very popular for a very good reason. Try and imagine the different combinations of grilled cheeses a chef can put together with 26 kinds of cheeses. “Where do I go for dinner?” Just a bit off the Historic Fayetteville Square lies a casual little basement eatery, by the name of Hugo’s, where, for the last 40 years, locals have been going for their burgers and home-made fries and a variety of other comfort foods.
Sixth, explore the lakes and parks around Fayetteville. Fayetteville is home to so many different parks and lakes and it would be a shame not to visit these places. Lake Fayetteville is an incredible lake located in north Fayetteville and it is surrounded by 640 acres of well-kept parklands. Lake Fayetteville hosts a series of recreational activities including boating, fishing, hiking, cycling, volleyball, and picnicking. Resting in the heart of the city, Wilson Park is Fayetteville’s first and oldest park, and it offers a beautiful urban space for anyone to enjoy. Play sports on the basketball and tennis courts or kick back and relax in the picnic areas.
Seventh, take a trip to Devils Den. Devil’s Den State Park is an Arkansas icon. It is a beloved natural and historic treasure where over the decade’s park visitors have made memories to cherish a lifetime. Miles of hiking and multiple use trails wind through Devil’s Den and the surrounding Ozark National Forest. Caves, crevices and bluff overlooks can be explored here. The perfect place for any family who is looking to have a scenic, outdoor experience with their loved ones.
Don’t miss out on these essential activities when you visit Fayetteville. Thank you and go Hogs.