Fuquay-Varina at a Glance
Because the towns of Fuquay Springs and Varina merged in the 1960s, this area offers two unique, historic downtown districts!
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Get to Know Fuquay-Varina, NC
In the early days of Fuquay-Varina, back when the town was two separate communities, tourists would flock to the area to visit the mineral spring that was said to have healing powers. Today, a plaque at Mineral Spring Park commemorates the historic moments that led to Fuquay-Varina's modern growth.
Now home to more than 25,000 residents, Fuquay-Varina joins Morrisville, Holly Springs, Rolesville and Knightdale as the fastest-growing communities in Wake County. This is in part due to Fuquay-Varina's proximity to Raleigh (about 30 minutes away) and Research Triangle Park (about 35 minutes away), as well as Fayetteville (about an hour away).
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Must-Visit Fuquay-Varina Attractions
A community with two downtowns is special, indeed! Spend some time exploring Main Street and Broad Street, and you'll get a feel for Fuquay-Varina's laid-back lifestyle and Southern charm. If you love history, visit Mineral Spring Park, the Fuquay-Varina Museums (which include a two-room schoolhouse and old post office) and the Ballentine-Spence House. Want to shop local? Spend a Saturday morning or Wednesday afternoon at the Growers Market. And if it's craft beer you're after, stop by Aviator Brewing's Tap House, Mason Jar Lager Co. and Fainting Goat Brewing Company.
Fuquay-Varina's Restaurant Scene
From local breweries to bakeries to upscale restaurants, there are plenty of places to eat in Fuquay-Varina. Favorites include Garibaldi Trattoria, Rock Harbor Grill, Joyce & Family Restaurant and Aviator Smokehouse. A short drive to Holly Springs Towne Center off of NC-55 will give you even more options for dining as well as shopping.
Other Local Hot Spots
Here are highlights for some of our top picks for Fuquay-Varina things to do and see:
- Fuquay-Varina Arts Center
- Fuquay-Varina Community Center
- Freedom Balloon Festival
- Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival
- Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina concerts
- Annual Ice Cream Social at Mineral Spring Park
- Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Park
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Travel & Commute
Raleigh: 18 miles (30 min.)
RTP: 29 miles (35 min.)
RDU Airport: 28 miles (30 min.)
Major Highways: US-401, NC-55, NC-42
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