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FayettevilleUnited States of America

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

Fayetteville featuring a park and signage

Terry Sanford

4/5Very Good!(562 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Terry Sanford, Fort Bragg and Cape Fear Botanical Gardens are top sights worth seeing.

Terry Sanford
Bibimbap!

Westover

3.5/5Good!(11 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Westover, Fort Bragg and Cross Creek Mall are top sights worth seeing.

Westover

Top Hotels in Fayetteville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 ¥9,676 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12

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 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (736 reviews)

"Clean and well maintained. Rooms are smaller but nice for a short stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Tru by Hilton Fayetteville I-95, NC
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Fayetteville Fort Bragg Area
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Fayetteville Fort Bragg Area
3.5 out of 5
1707-A Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC
The price is ¥6,324 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

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. Cross Creek Mall and Airborne ...

3.1/5 (958 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staff and the rooms were nice. Also loves the tub!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Fayetteville Fort Bragg Area
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Fayetteville
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Fayetteville
3.5 out of 5
1965 Cedar Creek Rd, Fayetteville, NC
The price is ¥9,296 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1

Located in Cape Fear, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, Fayetteville Transportation Museum, and Segra Stadium. Airborne and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (966 reviews)

"Very clean room , comfortable bed and friendly service."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Fayetteville

Vacation Rentals in Fayetteville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Campground
The Campground
3.5 out of 5
6090 Lunar Dr, Fayetteville, NC
The price is ¥17,275 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Situated in Fayetteville, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cross Creek Mall, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, and Lake Rim Park. Fort Bragg and Airborne ...

5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Will definitely be back!

"So glad we decided to stay at this location! We felt at home and didn’t want to leave. The management did a great job at communicating with us and making sure that we were taken care of."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

The Campground
The Downtown Brick Loft
The Downtown Brick Loft
3 out of 5
Franklin Street 129, Fayetteville, NC

Located in Terry Sanford, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Fayetteville Transportation Museum and Segra Stadium. Airborne and Special Ops ...

The Downtown Brick Loft
The Girard Guest House
The Girard Guest House
3 out of 5
Girard Avenue 134, Fayetteville, NC

Situated in Fayetteville, this cottage is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Carvers Creek State Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Fort Bragg and Cross Creek Mall. Airborne ...

The Girard Guest House

Popular places to visit in Fayetteville

Cape Fear Botanical Gardens
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Cape Fear Botanical Gardens

4/5(74 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, a lovely green space in Fayetteville. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Top things to do in Fayetteville

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest, North Carolina
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest, North Carolina

¥1,068
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of North Carolina
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of North Carolina

¥1,068
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of North Carolina
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of North Carolina

¥2,137
Per adult
Fayetteville Scavenger Hunt: The Glories of Fayette
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Fayetteville Scavenger Hunt: The Glories of Fayette

¥2,137
Per adult
Fayetteville Scavenger Hunt: Fantastic Fun in Fayetteville
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Fayetteville Scavenger Hunt: Fantastic Fun in Fayetteville

¥2,137
Per adult
Raleigh to Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) - Departure Private Transfer
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Raleigh to Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) - Departure Private Transfer

¥6,719
Per adult

Reviews of Fayetteville

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
369
5 - Excellent 23.398858592263792%
4 - Good
688
4 - Good 43.62714013950539%
3 - Okay
416
3 - Okay 26.379201014584655%
2 - Disappointing
64
2 - Disappointing 4.058338617628408%
1 - Terrible
40
1 - Terrible 2.5364616360177554%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

Be prepared. Everyone goes crazy fast on the roads

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

We stayed here during COVID and the hotel did a great job of accomodating the circumstances. Key cards deactivated a couple of times during our stay, which wasn't a HUGE, deal.. but they were limited to how many people they could assist at a time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 30, 2020

Tons of homeless in the area.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

City seemed nice

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 19, 2020

This is my hometown I love it

5/5 - Excellent

Mark

May 11, 2020

Home away from home.

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