Do you like the idea of gifting experiences instead of things? Perfect! Because we’re compiling a list of local suggestions to help you fill out your holiday wishlists. Today’s topic: adventures! (Be sure to check out our previous posts about Museums and Gyms, too!)

Sometimes everybody needs a little adventure in their life. Why not give the gift of something a little out of the ordinary? Create some awesome memories in 2020 with these local adventure spots!

Cape Fear River Adventures (100 South Main St. Lillington): This Lillington-based company offers kayak, canoe and paddle board trips, river tubing, whitewater rafting, and more.

ZipQuest (533 Carver Falls Rd, Fayetteville): This zipline adventure park features a great view of beautiful Carver’s Falls, plus tree-to-tree zipines, suspension bridges and a giant swing.

Indoor Skydiving (190 Paraclete Dr. Raeford): Experience the thrill of flight without jumping out of a plane at Paraclete XP in Raeford. Kids as young as three are allowed in the tunnel!


Escape Rooms: If you prefer exercising your brain in the great indoors, visit one of the Fayetteville area’s escape rooms and see if you have what it takes to beat the clock! We have several great options in the area, including Escapology (2770 Freedom Parkway Dr, Fayetteville), Escape Room Fayetteville (3639 Sycamore Dairy Rd), Cryptic Quest (2723 Bragg Blvd. Fayetteville) and Xscape Factor (136A Bow St. Fayetteville)

Laser tag and Paintball: If running around with a (nonlethal) weapon trying to take out your family and friends is your idea of a fabulous Saturday, get thee to laser tag! Try Battle House (365 Westwood Shopping Center, Fayetteville), Fun Fun Fun (4670 Cumberland Rd. Fayetteville) or Putt-Putt Fun Center (3311 Footbridge Ln.) Or, if paintball is more your speed, check out Black Ops Paintball (2112 River Road, Fayetteville).

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