This Fall, Enjoy Family Fun with Mayfaire
The lazy days of summer are long gone, and fall is finally here to stay. During this time of year, most of us are busier than usual. Between work projects, after school activities, and pre-holiday season prep, you might begin to feel like you’re living in a house full of strangers. Lucky for you, Mayfaire has plenty of opportunities to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. Below are some of our suggestions for fun with the whole family, Mayfaire-style.
Nothing brings people together like cheering for their favorite team. Put on your sports jersey and pull up a chair at Fox & Hound or Brixx and watch the big game. If tailgating is more your speed, make sure you fuel up for your marathon day by grabbing some sandwiches at Which Wich. For all the homebodies out there, inviting your buddies to the house to watch the football game is a great alternative—just make sure to grab your grill-ables at Harris Teeter or The Fresh Market, and you’re good to go.
Of course, sports aren’t just for watching—they’re also for playing! Here in the south, we can comfortably enjoy the outdoors well into November, so why not make the most of it? Throw a football or play catch with the kids, or train for a race, like a local 5K or the Cape Fear Heart Walk. If you need new gear to accomplish your goals, check out the offerings at Coastal Urge, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or Eddie Bauer.
Dinner and a Movie
When it comes to film, fall means one thing: Oscar season! This is the time of year when we bid the superheroes and summer blockbusters goodbye, and turn to the serious dramas and compelling stories that are bound to rake in the nominations. Regal Cinemas at Mayfaire is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy each masterpiece as it waltzes across the screen.
When you’re seeing a film, it’s easy to make an evening out of it. Keep it casual with the kids by grabbing dinner at Ruby Tuesday or Red Robin before seeing “The Good Dinosaur,” Pixar’s latest animated film. If you prefer a date night, grab a cozy table for two at Tokyo 101 or the Melting Pot, then make your way to the theater for “By the Sea,” starring real life lovebirds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Halloween is the unofficial start of the holiday season, and it’s a spooktacular opportunity to flex your creative muscles. At Mayfaire, you can find unique Halloween costumes that range from frightful to fantastic at Halloween & More and Towne Toys. If you want to make your own one-of-a-kind creation, you can gather all the supplies you’ll need at Michaels—just add your own imagination.
While we love dressing up, Halloween is only one day and we prefer to celebrate all month long. If you feel the same way, head to Pier 1 and World Market for seasonal decorations and accessories that will help you embrace the autumn spirit. From fall wreaths to outdoor décor that will transform your front yard into a haunted house, you’ll find everything you need at Mayfaire.
We hope these tips inspire you to celebrate this season with the people who matter most. From our family to yours, happy fall!