If you’ve been to downtown Cary recently, you probably wouldn’t recognize it from five years ago, and definitely not ten years ago. The Town has been in the business of revitalizing downtown Cary, and it’s booming. The long-time, traditional downtown Cary favorites are still there, so don’t worry. However, new restaurants, bars, and businesses are popping up everywhere to make Cary the new place to be. For your next visit downtown, make sure you hit these top 10 things to do.Brew Coffee BarBrew has been in downtown Cary for a few years, after its very successful downtown Raleigh location. With its excellent artisan coffee drinks, Tribucha Kombucha, tea, pastries, and more, Brew is a go-to spot. Inside you’ll find people doing work, studying, or chatting over coffee. They offer delicious salads and sandwiches, as well. It’s located inside the Cary Theater.A post shared by Alexa Rose Blazevich (@alexablaze) on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:03am PSTPharmacy Bottle and BeveragePharmacy is located in the old Mitchell’s Pharmacy building, hence the name. They have 16 constantly rotating taps, wine, and cans and bottles from all over the country. They also feature different food trucks. It’s always crowded for happy hour and beyond, so come with friends and stay a while!A post shared by Gather Goods Co (@gathergoodsco) on May 18, 2015 at 10:18am PDTAshworth DrugsAshworth Drugs is a nostalgic place for locals that have been in Cary a while. In the midst of a changing downtown, Ashworth has been there since the ’50s. It’s an old-fashioned soda fountain atmosphere, so grab a hot dog and a cherry coke while you’re there.A post shared by Cary Magazine (@carymagazinenc) on Jul 19, 2017 at 5:07am PDTSerendipity Gourmet DeliSerendipity is another local staple. They have a variety of sandwiches, soups, quiches and more on the menu, making it a great lunch spot. While it’s rather small, you’ll always see folks on the patio eating their takeout meals from Serendipity. It feels homey, and their food is always comforting and delicious.A post shared by NC Food Finds (@ncfoodfinds) on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:24am PDTGuess-Ogle HouseThe historic Guess-Ogle House is one you can’t help but stare at while walking downtown Cary. It’s gorgeous Victorian-era details and pink exterior make it stand out on Academy Street. It was built in the 1830s, and remodeled in Queen Anne style in the late 19th century. The current owners, Carroll and Sheila Ogle, bought the house in 1997 and restored it for their personal residence. The home was designated as a landmark in 2008, and is a must see while visiting Cary.A post shared by Julie G. ? (@jul_kat_) on Aug 19, 2017 at 6:39pm PDTThe Mayton InnThe Mayton Inn was built with the preservation of downtown Cary in mind. It’s a huge statement building on Academy Street, and much like the Guess-Ogle house, you can’t miss it. They offer sustainable lodging, spa services, an event space, and more. The feel of the Mayton is it’s biggest draw. Feelings of an intimate bed and breakfast arise, but there is also a sense of luxury. A great combination in our book. If you’re hosting guests from out of town, we highly recommend the Mayton Inn.A post shared by RDU Baton (@rdubaton) on Jul 31, 2017 at 12:30pm PDTCary Arts CenterThe Cary Arts Center is a beautiful building, boasting a large staircase and columns. It’s a downtown hub for the arts, offering classes, camps, shows, and more. The Arts Center has tons of resources, like open studio programs, history and public art, and an event space available for rental.A post shared by Cooper Everson (@cooper.everson) on Mar 25, 2017 at 7:56pm PDTCary Public LibraryPublic libraries may seem like a thing of the past. However, you can’t help but notice the ivy-laden Cary Public Library. It’s a great resource to have as a Cary resident, and you’ll always find people coming in and out of it’s doors! They have events every day, like family storytime, book discussion groups, and more.A post shared by Rusty Long (@rustyhlong) on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:55pm PSTDowntown ParkNew to downtown, the Town Square is always full of people. There are lots of places to sit, so it’s a great picnic spot. You’ll also find things like a green space, bocce court, foosball and ping pong, and more. The Town has included a stage for live music, checker and chess tables, and of course, the amazing fountain that centers it all.A post shared by Allie S. (@krizmania) on Aug 24, 2017 at 7:24am PDTThe Cary TheaterThe Cary Theater is another long-standing building downtown. Purchased by the Town in recent years, it is a working movie theater featuring educational films, indie films, and throwbacks. They also have an event space, and feature theatre performances and live music.A post shared by Katelyn Read (@iamkatelynread) on Jun 26, 2015 at 6:12am PDTVisit downtown Cary today, and see all of the growth and revitalization that’s going on! Walk the streets, stop in for a bite to eat and a drink, and enjoy your day by the fountain in the Town Square. If you’re looking for a home in Cary, check out all of our wonderful communities in this exciting, nostalgic town.