Fuquay-Varina is a city of about 7,898 people (as of 2000) in North Carolina. Originally the two separate communities of Fuquay Springs and Varina, which merged upon incorporation in 1909. The town is often referred to simply as "Fuquay", pronounced ['fyu-kwei].
The main road running through Fuquay-Varina is US-401, from Raleigh and Garner in the north to Lillington and Fayetteville in the south. NC-42 — linking Fuquay to the outskirts of Cary and Durham in the north, and Angier and Kinston in the east — and NC-55 — which runs through Sanford in the southwest to Wilson in the northwest — also run through town.
- Historic downtown Fuquay (S Main Street from Ennis to E Spring) and downtown Varina (Broad Street and Stewart Street). Historic local landmarks, shopping and eateries.
- The National Register Historic Districts of Fuquay Springs, five blocks of residential homes around S Main Street and Spring Street, and Varina, a block and a half of commercial buildings around Broad Street.
- The original Fuquay Mineral Springs for which the town was named, on S Main Street.
- 1 Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Road, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 7AM–evening daily (closing time varies by season). Visitor center open 8AM–5PM daily. Wooded state park full of hiking trails along the Cape Fear River, located about 25 miles (45 km) from Fuquay-Varina. Includes a nice view from an overhang on top of the cliffs where you can see the river below. Primitive camping is possible, with no potable water available. Free.
- El Dorado Mexican restaurant 112 E Vance St
- Cooley's 305 South Main Street
- Joyce's Family Diner 135 South Main Street
- RJ's Diner
- Aviator Brewing Company
- Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden, 333 South Main Street, ☎ , toll-free: . A bed and breakfast.
- Raleigh, about 25 minutes north on US-401, offers world-class music concerts at Alltel Pavilion and the Carolina Hurricanes professional hockey team.
- Asheboro, about 2 hours west on NC-55 / US-64, is home to the North Carolina Zoo.