For most local students summer vacation is in full swing! Fayetteville, North Carolina is a great place to be in the summertime as adventure is everywhere! There is no need to travel to find things to do in Fayetteville because there is so much to see and do. If you are looking for unique ideas on how to spend the summer with your children, here are a few fun options.
Go SwampDogs Go! From now until the beginning of August, the Fayetteville SwampDogs baseball team will be playing their season at J.P. Riddle Stadium. Most home games feature a theme night. Catch a game with fireworks afterwards and you won’t be disappointed! Individual tickets for single games range from $7 for military and law enforcement to $8 for general admission. Box seats can be purchased for $9.
2018 marks the 100th anniversary since Fort Bragg was established. Every 4th of July, Fort Bragg opens its gates to the public for their annual Independence Day celebration. There are many family friendly activities planned, and this year’s concert headliner is country music artist Trace Adkins. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display. Gates open to the public at noon.
From now until the end of August, Cape Fear Botanical Gardens is offering a unique display called The Garden Railway. A model railway system will be set up in the Friendship Garden, spanning 450 feet. On certain weekends, visitors to the exhibit will be able to ride and operate hand cars. If your child is a big fan of trains, they are sure to love this exhibit! The Garden Railway is free for garden members, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and members of the military, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under.
If you are looking for a thrilling adventure, ZipQuest offers ziplining adventures for the whole family! Choose from our Treetop Expedition or our ultimate ziplining adventure overlooking the beautiful Carver Falls, our Waterfall Excursion. Our NightQuest ziplining option offers the same great zipline adventure, but with the night sky for a backdrop. Need an extra boost of adrenaline? Try our Swing Shot attraction, which takes you three and half stories up and releases you toward Carver’s Creek, five stories below!