Originally, visitors from near and far traveled to the quaint little town near Raleigh seeking the healing powers of the Fuquay mineral spring. Today, Fuquay-Varina, located just 15 minutes south of the capital city, remains a rewarding destination for those looking for day-trip adventure or a weekend getaway. Discover the majesticFuquay Mineral Spring Park that gave the town part of its name, or shop local flavors at The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina on Wed. and Sun. (May-Oct.). During the warm months, families can cool off at South Park's 6,000-square-foot splash pad.
Those looking to spend time shopping and mingling outdoors can stroll either of Fuquay-Varina’s downtown districts with restaurants, local shops, art galleries, consignment shops and more. Favorite shops in the areas include The Shoppes on Main, where you can find a bevy of hand-crafted décor and unique local novelty items, and Cousin Couture, a boutique clothing store. The town is paradise for fans of craft beers, with Aviator Brewing Company, The Mason Jar Lager Company and Fainting Goat Brewing Company all within a short distance.
Visit a spring believed to have healing powers at Fuquay Mineral Spring Park. The resort town of Fuquay Springs (now known as Fuquay-Varina) was developed around the site and incorporated in 1909.
Double the downtownnStroll either one of Fuquay-Varina's downtown districts, with restaurants, local shops, art galleries, consignment shops and more.
Explore Fuquay-Varina's growing arts scene with Art After Dark, Celebration of Arts in June or En Plein Air Paint-off in Apr., all local favorites and highlights of the year.
During the warm months, take the kids to South Park’s 6,000-square-foot splash pad, open from Memorial to Labor Day and including multiple streaming water jets from more than 35 water features. Stand under the giant bucket and get soaked when it fills up and tips!
Art to take home
Visit art galleries, including Ashley's Art Gallery or Magnolia House to see local art, great for that perfect gift for your family and friends back home.
Events all year
Take part in the celebrations during events including the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest over Memorial Day weekend, Celebrate Fuquay-Varina in June, the town's Independence Day Celebration, Downtown Bounty Festival in the fall, the community Easter Egg Hunt and the town's tree lighting in Dec.
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Updated: 15th December, 2018 8:11 AM.