Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Fayetteville, West Virginia? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Fayetteville?”
In 2014, John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” became the official West Virginia state song, or rather the most recent of four. A few of those country roads will ultimately lead you to one of America’s coolest small towns. And if it wasn’t arguably the epicenter of outdoor adventure on the East Coast, that status was elevated in December 2020 when the state gained its first national park.
Outdoors adventurists flock to the area for its world-class rock climbing and whitewater rafting, but there’s more to this tiny hamlet than meets the eye. Fayetteville abounds in history, functional art, natural beauty and outdoor recreation. If this is all news to you, It’s time to experience this gorgeous adventure hub for yourself.