Fayetteville, Arkansas, is the perfect fall destination, whether you’re coming with loved ones, besties or traveling solo. Surrounded by the Ozarks and Boston Mountains, Fayetteville offers endless outdoor activities with parks and greenspaces throughout the city, as well as state parks and national forest just outside the city. Plus, Fayetteville has extensive paved and soft-surface trail systems.
Though much has changed due to COVID-19, the scenic beauty and limitless opportunities for fun in Fayetteville are here to stay. Our hotels and restaurants are staying up to date on CDC guidelines so you can adventure with ease of mind.
Our eclectic community has countless family friendly activities; legendary nightlife and entertainment; inspiring public art; dining options from elegant and quirky restaurants to food trucks; boutiques for shopping; and more.
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Discover the Food Scene in Fayetteville
If you're a foodie, you're in luck. Fayetteville has an authentic, passionate and diverse food culture that reflects the city's personality. Whatever you or your crew are hungry for, Fayetteville serves it up. Also, being a little higher in elevation, Fayetteville is known for its “patio weather” that makes grabbing a bite or drink even more memorable. Make sure to enjoy the recently created Outdoor Refreshment Area around Dickson Street and the Historic Downtown Square, which allows you to take a stroll with a beverage in hand.
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.
Ride Around Our Bike-Friendly City
As Big Red shows you in the video below, a great way to explore Fayetteville is to enjoy the VeoRide bikeshare program. (Or by riding our fleet of rideshare scooters!) In fact, the Razorback Regional Greenway is a great way to experience everything the city has to offer. Starting at Kessler Mountain just south of downtown Fayetteville and running through Northwest Arkansas, this paved, 40-mile shared-use trail weaves through the city, near restaurants, historic sites, shops and more.
Fayetteville is the highest rated Bicycle Friendly Community in the state (League of American Bicyclists) and in the top 10 “Best Cities for Bicycling” (People for Bikes). From road cycling to cyclocross to mountain biking, Fayetteville offers plenty of riding for all skill levels.
World Stage Competition (and Fun!)
Fayetteville hosts a lot of sporting events, thanks our year-round temperate climate and central location. Plus, Fayetteville is great for spectators because of all the fun things to do here. In early 2022, Fayetteville hosts the UCI Cyclocross World Championships — only the second time the event has been held in America! (Go ahead and mark your calendar.)
SOUNDS LIKE FAYETTEVILLE:
Check out our Spotify playlist of songs we think perfectly embody a "soundtrack to Fayetteville", featuring bands from our city you can catch playing at venues around town.