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.

a farmer's market stand with piles of organic peaches

Photo: Food Cary

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.

exterior of the Cary, NC arts center, a heritage brick building with column pillars in the entranceway

Photo: New Atlantic Contracting

Cary Arts Center

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

a large concrete water fountain found in a downtown Cary, NC park

Photo: MBP

Downtown Cary Park

Located just steps from The Mayton, the “Town Square” portion of Cary’s Downtown Park includes a lighted fountain, plenty of open green space, a bocce ball court, checker and chess tables, foosball, table tennis, public art, and more. A big expansion is coming soon.

Escape to Cary, NC.

Cary Guide

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