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 majestic Fuquay 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.
A vibrant, family-friendly community, Fuquay-Varina has seen its population more than double in the past 10 years, reflective of the word spreading about its charming quality of life. With the two beautiful downtowns, an intriguing history and plenty of fun things to do, Fuquay-Varina blends modern amenities with vintage charm, making it a joy to visit.