Fayetteville, NC

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An important century-old military base is one of the major attractions in this North Carolina city but there’s also outdoor adventures and fascinating museums to enjoy. 

Fayetteville is situated in the scenic Cape Fear Valley in North Carolina. Besides one of the largest military bases in the United States, the city has attractions for the entire family. Watch paratroopers in training, go on a treetop adventure, spot wildlife and spend some time in museums and galleries.

Fayetteville was named after a French army officer who aided the Americans during the Revolutionary War and the city is still heavily associated with the army today. Fort Bragg was established in 1918 and employs about 40,000 military personnel. Take your foreign passport, or American ID card, and tour the army installation to learn more about its history and operations. See weapons, aircraft and uniforms from World War I to the present day at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum. Go to the Sicily Drop Zone to watch paratroopers jump from planes as part of their training.

Stretch your legs on Fayetteville’s miles of walking trails. One of the most popular walks is the Cape Fear River Trail, a 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) route through woods and marshes. Along the way you may see turtles, herons, crabs and otters.

If you are feeling adventurous, fly through the treetops and over the Carver’s Falls waterfall on a zip line at the Zip Quest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure.

Discover more about Fayetteville by visiting museums and galleries that focus on its history, art and culture. The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is where you’ll find out about 400 years of the region’s cultural heritage. Purchase paintings, pottery and jewelry by local artists at Cape Fear Studios. Take the kids to Fascinate-U, a hands-on museum for children aged 12 and under.

At night, see what’s on at the Cape Fear Regional Theater or watch the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra at Fayetteville State University’s J. W. Seabrook Auditorium.

The Fayetteville Regional Airport provides flights to three major airline hubs within country and good highway connections to the other east coast attractions. Fayetteville has a subtropical climate and temperate winters, so you can enjoy its fine parks year-round.

Where to stay in Fayetteville

Baymont by Wyndham Fayetteville Fort Bragg Area
Baymont by Wyndham Fayetteville Fort Bragg Area
2.5 out of 5
1707-B Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC
The price is $60 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Terry Sanford, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Crown Center. Airborne and Special Ops ...
3.2/5 (968 reviews)
"Very clean"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Baymont by Wyndham Fayetteville Fort Bragg Area
Tru by Hilton Fayetteville I-95, NC
Tru by Hilton Fayetteville I-95, NC
2.5 out of 5
2055 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC
The price is $105 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
Located in Cape Fear, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, Fayetteville Transportation Museum, and Segra Stadium. Airborne and Special ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,059 reviews)
"Great place!"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

Tru by Hilton Fayetteville I-95, NC
Hampton Inn & Suites Fayetteville
Hampton Inn & Suites Fayetteville
2.5 out of 5
2065 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC
The price is $118 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Cape Fear, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, Segra Stadium, and Fayetteville Transportation Museum. Airborne and Special ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (866 reviews)
"One night stay to rest while driving to Florida. Hampton Inn was exactly what we needed. Well kept, clean, great beds, and breakfast before we hit the road again."

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Fayetteville
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Fayetteville, NC
Home2 Suites by Hilton Fayetteville, NC
3 out of 5
4035 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville, NC
The price is $135 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 25
Located in Terry Sanford, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Cross Creek Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and Airborne and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (403 reviews)
"Handicap parking was insufficient. Minor annoyance"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Fayetteville, NC
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fayetteville
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fayetteville
3 out of 5
4028 Legend Avenue, Fayetteville, NC
The price is $152 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Located in Terry Sanford, this aparthotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Cross Creek Mall and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fort Bragg. Airborne and Special Ops museum and Segra ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (139 reviews)
"The hotel was pleasant and clean. The staff was very nice and professional."

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Fayetteville
Enjoy the Centrally Located Mcfadyen Guest House
Enjoy the Centrally Located Mcfadyen Guest House
3 out of 5
104 McFadyen Dr, Fayetteville, NC
Located in Westover, this cottage is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Cross Creek Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Bragg and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Fayetteville ...
Enjoy the Centrally Located Mcfadyen Guest House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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