Summer Vacation Fun in North Carolina

In just a few short weeks, public schools across central North Carolina will be releasing students for summer break. Many families will take the opportunity during the summer months to explore new places and try new family activities. North Carolina is a beautiful state to experience in the summertime, from the mountains in the west, the beaches in the east and so much in between. If you and your family are looking for neat ways to get outdoors this summer, ZipQuest has some ideas for you.

Explore the Appalachian Trail. The entire west border of North Carolina is home to some of the grandest mountain views you will ever see. Tourists will find no shortage of trails to hike and rivers to explore. For the best possible North Carolina mountain experience, we suggest that you visit Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River, located a little more than 30 miles north of Asheville. You simply cannot beat the views!

Enjoy the Atlantic Ocean. North Carolina borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and there are plenty of amazing beach towns to explore. The most popular are the Outer Banks, which includes Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Roanoke Island and Cape Hatteras. Also popular are the southern beaches of Emerald Isle, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Oak Island. If fun in the sun is your goal, you can’t go wrong with North Carolina beaches.

If you are in central North Carolina and cannot make it to the mountains or the beach this summer, there is still plenty of fun to be had in the area! ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina offers families a unique ziplining experience that they are sure to never forget! Come zipline with us through the canopy of tall trees and the great outdoors. ZipQuest offers customers several ways to enjoy their adventure experience with us, including ziplining over Carver’s Falls. At ZipQuest, we also offer NightQuest, a way to experience ziplining underneath the stars!

ZipQuest is for most everyone aged 8 to 91. Check out our FAQ page for more details.

If you are looking for activities to do as a family this summer, North Carolina is full of opportunities! Are you ready for your ziplining adventure? Check out ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure today!

Things To Do In Fayetteville NC This Spring

As Spring ushers in warmer temperatures and nicer weather, Fayetteville NC comes alive with activity. If you are a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina or a visitor only here temporarily, there are plenty of things to do in the city.

Fayetteville has a robust parks and recreation scene, with over a dozen city parks, gardens and trails ready to explore. Many are equipped with various sports facilities and fields and offer several different classes for all ages, including line dancing, arts & crafts for younger children and cooking classes. At Westover Recreation Center, adults 18 years of age and older can participate in a corn hole league Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 1pm at no cost.

If you are more of a spectator than an athlete, you should catch a Fayetteville Swampdogs baseball game when the season begins starting at the end of May. Games happen at J.P. Riddle Stadium, also affectionately known as “The Swamp”.

For more things to do, the end of April brings the return of one of Fayetteville’s favorite traditions, the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. This year’s spring festival will happen at Festival Park in Downtown Fayetteville on April 26-29. This years festival is shaping up to be the best one yet, with musical acts like Jackyl, Coolio, Rod Base, Young M.C., Rodney Atkins, and Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience set to perform. Friday through Saturday there will be plenty of family friendly things to do and see with the presence of a carnival midway, BMX exhibitions, a kidstuff area and more!

If you are looking for adventure, look no further than ZipQuest! With two ziplining courses available, you will have the time of your life flying high through beautiful treetops and scenic Carver Falls. From now until April 22nd, take advantage of our Spring Break Student Special! Enjoy $10 off the Waterfall Expedition and $5 off the Treetop Excursion! Simply book online and your discount will be refunded to you once you arrive. ZipQuest welcomes guests ages 8 and above to come out for a family friendly things to do that the adults and kids alike will be talking about for years to come!

If you are looking for things to do, Fayetteville NC has plenty of options!


Fayetteville Has Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

Winter is upon us, and in Fayetteville, North Carolina, that typically means average temperatures in the mid-fifties and low-sixties and things to do in Fayetteville NC can get a little tough. While we have our occasional snow day here and there, normally the weather outside allows residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors with their family and friends. If you are looking for things to do or a fun attraction to attend to have some fun while enjoying outdoor activities this winter, here are some suggestions.

Arsenal Tour – Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
This 45 minute outdoor tour takes place every Friday and covers the historical relevance of the grounds to the city of Fayetteville. Tour times are 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.

City Market – Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum

Local vendors have locally grown foods and handcrafted items for sale. While many vendors participate from April to December, others participate all year round. City Market is open from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Cape Fear Botanical Gardens
This impressive 80 acre spread of land is located only two miles from downtown Fayetteville and hosts monthly events all year round. There is an admission cost but children five and under get in for free and there are discounts for military personnel and senior citizens.

Fay Cumberland Parks and Recreation

There are ten parks located in Fayetteville, including Riverside Dog Park and Festival Park, located in the heart of downtown and home to the area’s biggest festivals throughout the year, including the Dogwood Festival in the spring and the International Folk Festival in the fall. Many of the city parks have activities available to families throughout the winter season.

Of course, if you are looking for an outdoor activity that screams fun, come see us at Zipquest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure. With two zipline adventures to choose from, plus our Swing Shot attraction that swings you out over Carver’s Creek, Zipquest is a winter outdoor activity that you will never forget! Are you ready to choose your zipline adventure? Book your time with us on our website at

If you are looking for more fun activities in Fayetteville and surrounding areas, head over to our things to do page at