Welcome to Fayetteville Arkansas | Things To Do

Fayetteville, Arkansas, is the perfect spring and summer destination, whether you’re coming with loved ones, besties or traveling solo. Surrounded by the Ozarks and Boston Mountains, Fayetteville has a year-round temperate climate and offers endless outdoor activities with extensive paved- and soft-surface trails throughout the city, as well as state parks and national forest just outside the city.

Our eclectic community has a diverse culinary scene, award-winning craft breweries, legendary nightlife and entertainment, inspiring public art, boutiques for shopping and more. Need more convincing? Watch the videos below to learn more about our community. Also, browse our Visitor’s Guide to help plan your stay.

Open Air for Food & Nightlife

Fayetteville’s downtown has always been the region’s entertainment capital, thanks to live-music venues, restaurants, bars and theaters throughout Dickson Street and the Downtown Historic Square. Our Outdoor Refreshment Area (ORA), allows patrons of more than 60 bars and restaurants to take alcoholic beverages to-go and enjoy outside.

Enjoy the Outdoors and Arts in Fayetteville

Two of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville are enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities and our flourishing arts scene. Since Fayetteville has a temperate climate year-round, visitors can play outside during every season, whether it's hiking, biking, or floating a nearby river.

Fayetteville's arts culture includes a wide variety of visual and performing arts throughout our community, which invests in and supports its local artists. Actually, art can be found around every corner — sometimes literally! Public art by both local and internationally renowned artists is scattered throughout the city. Don't just take our word for it; listen to these locals tell you all about it.

A Bike-Friendly City with World Competition

Fayetteville continues to garner recognition as a premier cycling community. Along with being the state’s highest rated Bicycle Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists) and named to the top 10 “Best Cities for Bicycling” (People for Bikes), Fayetteville was recently awarded the Bike City label by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) — joining only 14 other cities and regions around the world.

Fayetteville’s 40 miles of paved and natural trails are all connected by the Razorback Regional Greenway, a paved, multi-use trail that starts in Fayetteville and runs through Northwest Arkansas. So, getting around town — either on a bike you bring or one of our ride-share bikes or scooters — can be an adventure in itself.

Grab a Guide and Get Inspired

To start planning your trip, check out our Visitor’s Guide, which will tell you more about all the fun things to do in Fayetteville. For a little extra inspiration, check out our Spotify playlist of songs we think perfectly embody a “soundtrack to Fayetteville,” featuring local bands.

Visitor’s Guide

Check out our Fayetteville Visitor’s Guide full of insider tips and guides to hotels, dining, entertainment, the arts, and more

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