This weekend my favorite people are coming to visit my favorite city! The Arkansas Women Bloggers will descend in Fayetteville for Megaphone – an Influencer Conference. It will be a weekend full of learning, bonding, blogging, eating, laughing, drinking and….. of course….. SELFIES.
It’s no secret Fayetteville has TONS of unique shops, boutiques, restaurants, parks, trails and neighborhoods. But our beloved city also offers ample opportunities to capture the essence of “Funky Fayetteville” in a photo.
Here are a list of 8 MUST STOP Photo Ops in Fayetteville, brought to you by yours truly. (Bonus! Most of these are within walking distance of our conference headquarters, The Chancellor Hotel.)
- Step inside the Dickson Street Bookstore, inhale the unmistakable scent of good, old fashioned PAPER books, peruse the shelves (you could get lost for HOURS), and be sure to snap a selfie.2. The paramount view of our beautiful city can best be viewed from Mount Sequoyah. It’s kind of awe-inspiring.3. I’m particularly partial to photos which include a pint glass atop the purple picnic tables at Fossil Cove. Located just off our bike trail, and part of the infamous Fayetteville Ale Trail. Enjoy a pint (or two) and say hi to “Barley,” the pub dog while you’re there.4. Alexis Diaz’ recently completed mural, part of the #UnexpectedFS project, is INCREDIBLE. (photo credit, @Alexis_Diaz on Instagram).
5. A super fun, super colorful installation known as the #MaudeWall, created with all you fashionistas and photographers in mind. It makes for a perfect backdrop, no matter WHAT you’re wearing. And if you don’t LIKE what you’re wearing, they can help with that too. It’s located on the back wall BEHIND the Maude Boutique on North College Ave.
6. Hank Kaminsky’s World Peace Prayer Fountain is located just outside the Fayetteville Town Center on the South side of the square. It is not to be missed.
7. Saturday morning: get up early and grab a cup of coffee, walk outside and greet all of Fayetteville as they participate in the quintessential Fayetteville Saturday ritual. Between the flowers and produce, the art and artisans, the pluckers the pups and the people… you’ll have plenty of subjects to photograph.
8. No trip to Fayetteville is complete without a hand-crafted cocktail at Maxine’s. The drinks themselves are photo-worthy, and the mural on the front wall makes an excellent photo backdrop as well. Need a drink recommendation? I highly, highly recommend “The Bell of the Bar.”
Welcome to Fayetteville! Enjoy!