9 Best Things To Do In Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

things to do in fuquay-varina north carolina
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Fuquay-Varina is a small town in North Carolina and an ideal destination for tourists, as there are many interesting places to see and explore here, for those looking for a day tip or weekend getaway. Take a look at our list of the best things to do in this charming town, and start planning your vacation!

1. Enjoy a drink at Draft Line Brewing

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Posted by Draft Line Brewing on Friday, 28 April 2017

Draft Line Brewing Co. is a brewery and taproom in Fuquay-Varina. It boasts craft beer, all designed and made in the Carolinas. It is situated in a renovated warehouse, in downtown and it offers many brews on tap, such as a pale ale, Scottish ale, porter, IPA, pilsner and wheat beer. They also produce a batch of beer on Tuesdays, featuring a unique flavor or style.

It has a laid back and casual setting and a large, garage-style door which allows for an easy flow from the outdoor patio to the bar. They have a wide variety of entertainment, such as live music, a food truck, clubs and brewery tours. In addition, guests can play cornhole and ping pong, inside the brewery.

Draft Line Brewing .

Address: 341 Broad Street, Suite 151, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Website: Draft Line Brewing

2. Be healed at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Park!

Fuquay Mineral Spring Park is beautiful! This weekend it will be the backdrop for hundreds of prom photos! #prom2017 #adashmorefun

Posted by Town of Fuquay-Varina on Thursday, 20 April 2017

The famous Fuquay Mineral Spring was discovered in 1858, by Davey Fuquay and Stephen Fuquay, on their father’s farm. The spring was believed to have amazing healing powers and people came from far and wide to experience the mineral water. Today, it is commemorated within the Fuquay Mineral Spring Park and located near downtown Fuquay.

It offers an accessible open area, with the original restored Spring house, the memorial brick path, picnic tables, a footbridge, administrative offices and well-manicured landscaping.

Fuquay Mineral Spring Park

Address: 105 West Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Website: Fuquay Mineral Spring Park

3. Fun and frolic at the Splash Pad

Posted by Rochelle Dunn Photography on Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Splash Pad is situated inside South Park, which is at 900 S Main St., in Fuquay-Varina and it is a fun alternative to the pool. Fuquay’s splash pad is 6,000 square feet (83.6 square meters) of water happiness, for all ages. Its high point is the large green bucket, which fills up and dumps water like a huge waterfall, every few minutes.

There are smaller water sprays throughout the splash pad, including water guns, misting tunnels, gentle, short sprays which are great for small kids and taller sprays for big kids.

The Splash Pad

Address: 900 S Main St, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526, USA

Website: The Splash Pad

4. Enjoyment for the kids at the Marbles Kids Museum

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Posted by Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday, 31 December 2016

As kids, we always looked forward to a visit to the museum with our parents and when you bring your kids to the Marbles Kids Museum, in Raleigh, your kids are going to love it. They can spend the day playing and discovering history and culture, through interactive exhibits, educational programs, trips, events and the giant-screen IMAX movies. Here, your kids will connect and learn from extraordinary adventures.

Marbles Kids Museum

Address: 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, North Carolina, NC 27601

Website: Marbles Kids Museum

5. Visit the Bond Park Community Center

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Posted by Town of Cary, NC on Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Bond Park Community Center is located inside the Fred G. Bond Metro Park and occupies an area of 29,000 square feet (2,694.2 square meters). It provides opportunities for various athletic programs, fitness and activities classes. It is Cary’s second community center and was dedicated in the year 2000.

It has three full-time and many part-time staff and there are many popular camps conducted here, like Summer Day Camp and the Teen Adventure Camp, which are offered during the summer months. There are also fitness and wellness programs here, for individuals and families.

Bond Park Community Center

Address: 150 Metro Park Dr.Cary, NC 27512

Website: Bond Park Community Center

6. Be amazed by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Posted by North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Sunday, 29 January 2017

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is a very popular attraction in North Carolina, for many reasons, as it’s free and its great cafe features good food, at reasonable prices. It teaches visitors about the evolution of life in North Carolina, through exhibits like “Coastal North Carolina,” which is about everything from whale skeletons to seahorse dioramas and the “Living Conservatory,” which features butterflies.

One wing of the museum is dedicated to research, where visitors can introduce themselves to their inner scientist in the “Investigate Labs” or just watch scientists working, at “Windows on Research”.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Address: 11 West Jones Street | Raleigh, NC 27601

Website: North Carolina Museum of Natural Science

7. Dine at the award winning Irregardless Cafe and Catering

Irregardless Cafe & Catering and The Glenwood are honored to have catered The 2017 Defenders of Justice Awards Ceremony...

Posted by The Irregardless Cafe & Catering on Thursday, 25 May 2017

This award-winning restaurant has been nourishing the community since 1975, with their delicious meals, great service and live music from popular entertainers from around the Triangle. They have always believed in healthy eating, before it was popular. You can have lunch, dinner, or a weekend brunch here, or take on their nightlife menu, which features their imaginatively cooked meat, seafood and local fruit and vegetables.

There are vegetarian and vegan options here as well, as well as small plates, desserts made on-site and all the “adult beverages” you can imagine. On weeknights, you can enjoy bluegrass, traditional roots and folk and jazz musicians. Saturday nights feature dinner music and 9 pm to midnight is the “Jazz Club Show”, featuring the best musicians in North Carolina.

Irregardless Cafe and Catering

Address: 901 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603, USA

Website: Irregardless Cafe and Catering

8. Shop at the charming Mad Hatter

Posted by Bobbie Asad on Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Mad Hatter is a delightful, charming and quaint shop, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. There are whimsical and fun loving things to do here, along with hats and nice tea - you will surely want to return here, again. There are hats for every budget, with many choices and a small stand, with fascinators. Every hat and fascinator is totally different, you cannot find two alike.

There are lots of tea varieties here, iced and hot. You can get sample size loose teas at 2.25 USD and the Mad Hatter has their own loose leaf tea brands, which are locally made, as well as Tea Forte products, in either loose leaf or in tea bags. There are beautiful teapots and teacups here, as well. There are locally made hand and body lotions, sprays and soaps and perfumes, which range from their own signature scent, Chalybeate Honeysuckle, Fuquay Magnolias, Ocean Breeze and Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

The Mad Hatter

Address: 107 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina

Website: The Mad Hatter

9. Mason Jar Tavern

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Posted by The Mason Jar Tavern, Fuquay-Varina on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

This popular restaurant in Fuquay-Varina serves up some of the best southern food, from fresh salads to beer-braised chicken sliders to mason jar blood orange margaritas. They deliver great food and drinks in an exciting atmosphere and they bring the comforts of southern hospitality to you, with a nice, modern twist.

Mason Jar Tavern

Address: 305 S Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, NC 27526

Website: Mason Jar Tavern

Fuquay-Varina: A great weekend escape

Fuquay-Varina town hall
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Fuquay-Varina is full of interesting places to see and it is a real escape from all the pains of life. Explore this lovely place and be sure to get some great memories as a takeaway.

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