3 Romantic Places in Fayetteville

Romantic Places in Fayetteville

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – have you thought about where you’re going to take your loved one yet? Here are three romantic places in Fayetteville you can bring your love to for a lovely night out.

Antonella’s Italian Ristorante

Located on Hay Street is Antonella’s Italian Ristorante, which focuses on creating delicious Southern Italian-based dishes and giving you an exceptional dining experience. You can dine by candlelight with your loved one, while enjoying a beautiful bottle of wine to make this Valentine’s Day as romantic as you can.

Pierro’s Italian Bistro

Exposed brick walls, vintage hardwood floors, and a diverse wine list make Pierro’s Italian Bistro the perfect romantic night out with your loved one. Its rustic Italian menu ranges from pasta dishes and brick-oven pizzas to specialty entrees scrumptious desserts. With three locations across Fayetteville, you can find a Pierro’s close to you.

Circa 1800

Circa 1800 offers a relaxed atmosphere for your next date night. It focuses on offering a farm-to-table experience, making sure to use products that come from Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. If you love trying new craft beers, then this is the place to check out thanks to its ever-changing draft beer list – all of which come from North Carolina breweries. For a laidback night out on the town with your sweetheart, Circa 1800 is the place to go.

Is there another romantic place you’d like us to know about at Bryan Honda? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

Marbles Kids Museum: A Fun Weekend Day Trip for Your Family

Marbles Kids Museum

In winter, it can be a bit difficult to find ways to entertain your children. That’s why you should consider hopping into your family-friendly Honda CR-V and heading over to Marbles Kids Museum for some fun. Here’s what you can expect once you’re there.

A day of hands-on discovery. Marbles has a number of exhibitions that are sure to spark your child’s imagination. Help them express themselves through art in the Art Loft or nurture their inner engineer in the IdeaWorks area. You can even help them establish healthy money habits early on in MoneyPalooza.

Help your children experience grown-up life. For many kids, there’s nothing better than pretending to be an adult. That’s where Marbles’ Around Town exhibit comes into play. This exhibit allows young children to grocery shop and cook up a storm in its play kitchen and store; go to the vet’s office with their favorite stuffed animal; and check out a play fire truck.

The larger-than-life IMAX® experience. Become one with a movie at North Carolina’s only certified 3D-capable giant screen. Marbles IMAX® will immerse you in the world of the film you’re watching. The museum offers a number of educational documentaries and a number of Hollywood blockbusters as well.

Before you head out to the Marbles Kid Museum, however, consider treating your kids to a little automotive wonder at Bryan Honda, where you can find some of the most family-friendly vehicles in the industry!

Visit the Holiday Lights in the Garden Event at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Looking for a fun holiday event for the whole family? Check out the Holiday Lights in the Garden. This local event is held at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden from November 30 to December 2, December 7 to 9, December 14 to 16, and December 19 to 23 each night from 5:30 PM to 9 PM. You can see fabulous lights, plants, and more.

According to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, in addition to lights you can also follow the Polar Express-themed activities and decorations. The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens have grown since it was opened in 1989, becoming an important part of Fayetteville, NC. The Holiday Lights in the Garden is just one of the many holiday-themed events you’ll find.

The Holiday Lights in the Garden are synchronized to music that plays throughout the gardens, and you can also take a caroling hayride, sit with Santa, and roast S’mores over the fire pit.

Other than the lights, you can also visit the Garden to see the wreath-making workshop on November 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM. The materials and tools will be provided, and it’s perfect for teens and adults. There’s also Yoga (provided through the YMCA of Sandhills), which is hosted on November 28 from 6 PM to 7 PM.

Holiday Lights in the Garden is one of Bryan Honda’s favorite local events. Don’t miss it!

A Dickens Holiday was a Local Success

A Dickens Holiday

A Dickens Holiday

Charles Dickens composed what is perhaps the most famous holiday story of all time, A Christmas Carol, in 1843. Featuring characters such as Scrooge and Tiny Tim, the story has now become a holiday classic. Fayetteville recently hosted A Dickens Holiday event on Friday, November 23, featuring performers, foods, and crafts that went to benefit local charities.

At the event, according to the Arts Council, you could visit Annie’s Alehouse to experience a Victorian pub-like atmosphere with music, beer, wine, and cider. There was also the Gingerbread Community of Hope to benefit the Habitat for Humanity, while a team of artists worked with attendees to create Victorian headpieces.

If you didn’t have a chance to visit A Dickens Holiday this year, you can be sure that it will return next year. This year marked the nineteenth-annual celebration of the famous English author and his works, so next year will mark a momentous two decades of events.

Other events included Queen Victoria carriage rides, dance groups, a candlelight procession, and a special “Dickens After dark” event after 9 PM. You could come to finish the fun day with a hot cider and warm gingerbread while the Celtic group Barrowburn performed. In short, it was truly unforgettable.

If you missed A Dickens Holiday — bummer! Fortunately, there are plenty of other great events to attend in Fayetteville, such as Holiday Lights in the Garden. Learn more at Bryan Honda!

Have Some Family Fun in Fayetteville

Family In Car

Family In Car

Before your family finds yourself in the thick of the school year, there is still some time left for some adventurous outing. If you are looking for some family fun in Fayetteville, there are plenty of options to choose from.

  • Fascinate U Children’s Museum. Located right here in Fayetteville, this museum features plenty of hands-on activities that are sure to keep you kids excited and engaged all day long. You will likely spend an hour or more in the Mini City where kids are in charge.
  • Mountasia Fantasy Golf and Games. For fun the whole family can enjoy, play a game of mini golf. There are two 18-hole courses to choose from.
  • Go Fun Fun Fun Entertainment Center. Play a game of Lazer Tag, improve your swing in the batting cages, or have an adventure playing putt-putt golf. There is plenty of fun for everyone.
  • Fantasy Lake. Nothing beats a day of water play when it is so hot outside. Fantasy Lake is a man made lake with lots of water slides and other adventures that make a big splash.
  • Aloha Safari Zoo. This unique zoo focuses on rescuing animals to give them a second change on life. Your kids can see camels, bears, zebra, and tigers. The petting zoo area features sweet barn animals.

Before you head out on your family adventure, you’ll need a safe family vehicle. Find one at Bryan Honda!

Fun Things To Do In Fayetteville, North Carolina

Arnette Park

 

Here in Fayetteville, North Carolina, we have a rich and varied history that is centered much around our military background. Along with the fort, visitors will find fine dining, art galleries, family-friendly museums, and so much more. Here are four sites worth exploring in Fayetteville.

  • Cameo Art House Theater. Movie theaters like this one are hard to come by. It has been restored to its original glory that it had in the 1920s, when it first opened to the public. Today, it provides a chic setting for viewing classic films as well as new releases.
  • Arnette Park. For a day spent outdoors, this is the place to go. The park includes over 100 acres of picturesque green space here in the city. You and your children can enjoy perusing playgrounds, ball fields, hiking trails, and a disc golf course.
  • Fayetteville Area Transportation and History Museum. Learn all you want about the history of the local area dating from pre-history to early 20th You can see vintage cars, an 1880 Silsby steam pump engine, farm equipment, military vehicles, and more.
  • Cape Fear Botanical Garden. This beautiful site stretches over 77 acres and includes a picturesque view of the Cross Creek and Cape Fear River.

With so many things to do, Fayetteville has something to suit different interests. You can also visit us here at Bryan Honda to browse the 2018 Honda lineup and take a model for a test drive.

Annual Fayetteville Rotary Club Christmas Parade is a Holiday “Must”

If you’re like many of us here at Bryan Honda, you look forward to the holiday season all year long. It’s the perfect time of year to come together with friend, family, and our community and appreciate what really matters most. If you’re in the Fayetteville Area, there’s no better way to do this than by attending the annual Fayetteville Rotary Club Christmas Parade. Make your season the best one yet by catching this fun festivity.

Celebrate the holidays with the Fayetteville Rotary Club Christmas ParadeThe parade will take place this year on December 9th and will kick off at 11am on Haye Street right here in Fayetteville. Make sure to dress warmly and show up early to snag the perfect spot for watching the event unfold.

This great parade has been a local tradition that families have enjoyed since 1999. If you’ve never been before, you’ll be blown away by more than 100 homemade and commercial floats. There is also a homemade parade float contest, and it’s always fun to speculate who this years winner will be.

The parade lasts around two hours, so it’s the perfect way to spend a winter’s afternoon with the family and catch the holiday spirit. Happy Holidays, from all of us here at Bryan Honda.

How to Spend Thanksgiving in Fayetteville, North Carolina

In just a few short weeks, most Americans will pack up their families and gear to go spend Thanksgiving Day with loved ones. Fayetteville, North Carolina is a great place to spend this holiday thanks to its natural beauty at this time of year. In addition, there are lots of festivities to help celebrate Thanksgiving in Fayetteville.Thanksgiving in Fayetteville

  • A Dickens Holiday. The day after Thanksgiving, Fayetteville takes a step back in time to the 1800s to celebrate the holidays in an old-fashioned way. Take horse-drawn carriage rides, join a candlelit procession to the Market House, then conclude the evening’s fun with a spectacular fireworks display.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life. The Gilbert Theater in Fayetteville will present the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life from November 23rd through November 26th.
  • Shopping. Take part in one of America’s favorite shopping events—Black Friday. Visit the Cross Creek Mall or any of your favorite shops to score some great deals.
  • Volunteer. If you want to alleviate hunger this Thanksgiving, try volunteering at a local nonprofit. There are numerous food banks and shelters in and around Fayetteville that could benefit from some extra help.

Which of these events would you like to attend to make your Thanksgiving even better? Here at Bryan Honda, we wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday.

Fayetteville Halloween Events: Spooky Local Celebrations

Halloween is just around the corner, and there are several events in Fayetteville, NC this year. This time of year bring cool temperatures, striking leaves, and a relaxing atmosphere that’s perfect for a range of activities. Simply hop in your new Honda and drive to one of these Fayetteville Halloween events.

Fayetteville Halloween events: 2017 North Carolina Half Marathon and 5KHalf Marathon & 5K

One of the biggest upcoming happenings is the 2017 North Carolina Half Marathon and 5K. Held on Sunday, October 29 in downtown Fayetteville, this event offers family-friendly fun. Many run or walk while wearing costumes, turning an ordinary run into a truly memorable experience. The half marathon will start at 7:30am, while the 5K begins at 7:45am.  So, simply put together your scariest outfit and come for an exciting run.

Dogwood Festival

You should also check out the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival on October 19. There is an hour-long guided walking tour through Cross Creek cemetery during nighttime. There’s also a haunted corn maze to find your way out of, and kid-friendly hay rides are a great place to relax. Finally, adults will enjoy the Boo and Brew Beer Garden—just be sure to get a designated driver!

At Bryan Honda, we couldn’t be more exciting about these upcoming events. Plan your trip to any one of the many activities to celebrate Halloween.

Have Some Fun in Fayetteville this Fall

Just because school is starting, that does not mean the fun is over. There is still plenty of fun in Fayetteville this fall. Add some of these great events to your calendar to kick off this festive season.

fun in Fayetteville this fall

Lafayette Birthday Celebration

This annual festival celebrates the birth of Lafayette’s namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, who played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. Head downtown September 8th and 9th to join the party with music, historical reenactments, and food.

Renaissance Faire 

Take a step back in time with a visit to Fort Bragg’s annual Renaissance Faire held on September 16th and 17th this year. The fair costs $10 per car and includes stage performances, jousting, period musicians, and Renaissance-themed food and drink.

Evil Dead: The Musical

If you love all things zombie, be sure to head to the Gilbert Theater to catch this hilarious musical rendition of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films. The Show runs from September 22nd to October 8th. Purchase tickets ahead of time online

North Carolina in the Great War 

The Museum of Cape Fear will commemorate the centennial of World War I with a focus on the multitude of North Carolinians who served in the war. There will be a special exhibit from October 3rd to October 8th.

Here at Bryan Honda, we love calling Fayetteville our home and enjoy tapping into all that this great community has to offer. What are your favorite fall activities in Fayetteville?