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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 showing a park and signage

Terry Sanford

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

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

Terry Sanford
Westover, Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States of America

Westover

While visiting Westover, you might make a stop by sights like Fort Bragg and Cross Creek Mall.

Westover

Top hotels in Fayetteville

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 £80 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (766 reviews)

"The overall stay at Tru was wonderful. There are two reasons that I didn't rate it as excellent. One is that there are no microwaves in the rooms and the other is the breakfast. The waffle boat was doughy, the sausage patties were whitish and flavorless and the instant eggs were dry. The hotel is ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 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 £52 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

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 (963 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 31 Jul 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 £77 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

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

4.3/5Excellent! (969 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel 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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Fayetteville

The Campground
The Campground
3.5 out of 5
6090 Lunar Dr, Fayetteville, NC
The price is £132 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

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

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"The property is amazing, the decor is beautiful!! Perfect stay for a couple"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

The Campground
Fairy-tale, Luxurious Room With Jacuzzi
Fairy-tale, Luxurious Room With Jacuzzi
7406 Paxton Dr, Fayetteville, NC

Located in Westover, this holiday home is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Fort Bragg and within 9 miles (15 km) of Cross Creek Mall and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Isolated paradise

"I visited this place for a stress free getaway. I give this place 4 stars. If there were towels in the bathroom this place would've had 5 stars. The jacuzzi is amazing and I enjoyed the insta approved selfies I took in the bedroom."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Fairy-tale, Luxurious Room With Jacuzzi
The Downtown Brick Loft
The Downtown Brick Loft
3 out of 5
Franklin Street 129, Fayetteville, NC
The price is £192 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov

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

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great loft!

"This loft is great. All the right modern touches with a very cool vibe. Close to everything, very walkable area. Definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

The Downtown Brick Loft
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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4 May 2019

Visited 1897 Poe House which was very interesting. There are timed tours so try & get on one of those.

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