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The ultimate road trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas

Hit the road and head to Fayetteville — we’re sharing all the details about what to do and eat, plus where to stay.

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Head down to find out why Fayetteville should be your next weekend getaway.

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Itching to get out of town, Kansas Citians? Skip those pesky airport security lines and jump in your car for a road trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas instead. From browsing the downtown farmers market to the burgers at Hugo’s — we’re spilling all the details on how to have an unforgettable time in Fayetteville.

📍 Essential info

Drive time: ~3.5 hours
Year city was established: 1828
Est. population: 95,230

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Take a break from brewery hopping with a slow stroll at Wilson Park.

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🎟️ Experience

Wilson Park, 675 N. Park Ave.
This luscious space is the city’s first and oldest park — featuring a pool, gardens, and the popular “Castle,” created by local artist Frank Williams.

Pinpoint, 23 N. Block Ave.
Sip on a cocktail (we recommend the espresso whip) while refining your pinball skills. Bonus: they have Skee-Ball too.

Arkansas Razorbacks sporting events, locations vary
If you’re visiting during the school year, there’s no shortage of university sporting spectacles to check out. Woo pig sooie.

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Bottoms up.

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🍔 Eat + drink

Hugo’s, 25 1/2 N. Block Ave.
The underground vibes paired with high-quality bites and inviting service make this one of our favorite eateries in the area.

Crisis Brewery, 210 S. Archibald Yell Blvd.
Enjoy a flight on the patio year-round (don’t worry, there are heaters) or grab a single pour while checking out other local spots.

Doomsday, 436 W. Watson St.
Not only was the coffee amazing, but the breakfast options were unforgettable. Editor Bella recommends the classic breakfast sandwich with jalapeno sausage.

🏨 Stay

Graduate Fayetteville
This quirky hotel will brighten your stay in Faye. Plus, it’s only a 13-minute walk from bars and restaurants.

Dickson Street Inn
This historic property is located in the heart of the entertainment district and located right above a local favorite, The Dickson Street Pub.

Boho Bungalow in Historic Downtown Fayetteville
This bungalow sits on a quiet, tree-covered street near the base of Mt. Sequoyah.

Wait a minute, Kansas Citians. Before you head out the door, find the cheapest places to fill up your gas tank and stock up on road trip snacks from City Supply. Also, bookmark this map so you have no trouble finding all of our recommendations while visiting Fayetteville.

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