Experience Downtown Cary, NC

Want to experience downtown Cary, NC? If so, The Mayton is the ideal location. Start by observing the renovation progress on Cary’s crown jewel, the splendid Downtown Park just steps from our back door. Whether you want live music, water features, a boardwalk stroll, or just a quiet place to finish a book, this 7-acre park has it all.

Afterwards, we recommend cruising down to East Chatham Street to enjoy some of the other great downtown restaurants. Whatever your taste, we’re sure Cary has an activity just for you. Ask us at check-in, and we’ll be happy to offer ideas to make the most of any moment.

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Downtown Cary Park

Experience seven acres in the heart of Cary surrounded by Academy, Walker, Park and Walnut Streets. Creatively envisioned and purposefully designed, the Park truly offers something for everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Highlights include: The Bark Bar, two iconic cardinal play structures, Botanical gardens, and more.

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Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market

This year-round market takes place on Saturday mornings on the lawn of the historic Ivey Ellington- Waddell House. All growers must live and grow their products within 100 miles of downtown Cary and are joined by local coffee roasters, bakers, and craftspeople.

the exterior front marquee of a classic movie theatre at dusk

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The Cary Theater

Built in 1946, this historic theater offers showings of independent films, music, and live performances including comedy and improv.

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Cary Arts Center

A downtown hub for all arts activity in Cary, visit the Arts Center for performances, gallery exhibitions, and open studio programs.

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Working with local artists, Graffiti will immerse you in the disruption of everything you’re used to about downtown Cary. Come see how street art will grow to cover every wall in the space eventually and observe how it changes over time. Graffiti Bar will be a living street art gallery. Try your hand at axe throwing as you enjoy drinks with friends.

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Historic Page-Walker House

A complete restoration in the 1990s converted the old Page-Walker Hotel into a living resource for the citizens of Cary. Today, the Page-Walker Arts & History Center is alive with classes, events, concerts, social gatherings, historical and fine arts exhibitions.

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WakeMed Soccer Park

WakeMed Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States and is the home of North Carolina FC and 2019 NWSL Champion NC Courage. It opened in 2002 as the home of the Women’s United Soccer Association’s Carolina Courage.

Escape to Cary, NC.

Cary Guide

Discover everything Cary has to offer during your stay at The Mayton.