Fayetteville (North Carolina)North Carolina Coastal Plain region. It is the county seat of Cumberland County, and is best known as the home of Fort Bragg, a major U.S. Army installation northwest of the city.
Fayetteville has received the prestigious All-America City Award from the National Civic League three times. According to the 2011 United States Census estimate, the city has a population of 205,678. It ranks as the sixth-largest municipality in North Carolina.
With an estimated population of 374,157, the Fayetteville metropolitan area is the largest in southeastern North Carolina, and the fifth-largest in the state.
Fayetteville Regional AirportFlights from Charlotte and Atlanta
Or, fly in to the Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU). The drive south to Fayetteville is 1-1½ hours long.
By trainThere is an Amtrak station downtown, with routes leading to points along the East Coast.
By busMegabus. Service from Atlanta, Athens, Columbia, Durham, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. Buses stop at the Fayetteville Transit Center, at East Russell Street and Old Wilmington Road.
By busThe Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) serves the Fayetteville and Spring Lake regions, with ten bus routes and two shuttle routes.
phone: +1 910-643-2778address: 100 Bragg BlvdA military museum dedicated to the nation's premier warriors. Several eras of Special Operations missions are on display.
phone: +1 910-486-1330address: 801 Arsenal AveThe historical complex includes the museum building with more than 400 years of history seen in exhibits; the 1897 Poe House, a late-Victorian house museum; and the historic Arsenal Park, the remains of an ordnance factory that served both the Federal and Confederate governments.
Downtown FayettevilleThe downtown area of Fayetteville (Hay Street) has undergone a massive clean-up over the last few decades and now provides a few blocks of tourist-friendly shops and restaurants.
Festival Park, a few blocks away from downtown, is a natural community gathering place featuring weekly outdoor concerts with a Southern, hometown atmosphere.
Carver's Falls. Carver’s Falls is a virtually untouched 55-acre area of forest located in the Sandhills of North Carolina. The area is named after the waterfall that is over 150 feet wide and two stories tall nestled in the heart of the property. For centuries, Carver’s Falls has been closed to the public and few even knew of its existence. The falls are privately held, but can been seen as part of the ZipQuest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure
address: Hope Mills
Fayetteville's 4th Fridays are monthly celebrations of the arts and downtown Fayetteville, taking place the fourth Friday of every month, from 6 to 10PM open to all ages, visitors enjoy art and entertainment while enjoying the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops full of unique items. Exhibits, entertainment and featured artists all come together to bring the art of Fayetteville to everyone at no charge. Businesses in the 4-block radius of historic downtown Fayetteville participate with artistic venues, featuring the arts in all forms. Every month, 4th Friday features a theme or special event, live entertainment, unique restaurants, cafes and shops.
Smaller shops and antique shops can be found near downtown on Hay Street.
Fayetteville also has several flea markets on Bragg Blvd, Raeford Rd and Macpherson Church Rd, all of which sell various eclectic goods on weekends.
Historic Downtown area
Blue Moon Cafeaddress: 310 Hay StTraditional fine dining with enjoyable ambience
address: 217 Hay StRomantic Italian restaurant.
address: 114 Gillespie StA well-established Mediterranean style restaurant featuring Greek and Turkish selections. Dancers entertain on weekends.
address: 528 N McPherson Church RdNamed the best Italian restaurant 10 years running by the Fayetteville Observer.
address: 1304 Norganton RdAn historic restaurant located in the Haymount neighborhood. (The story goes that when the restaurant opened in the 1950s, the owner was trying to save money by leaving out some expensive neon letters. Now the sign is a historic landmark and cannot be fixed.) The "Hamont Grill" serves steak, Greek specialties, and southern diner food. Their cakes and pies are especially well regarded.
address: (several locations)A local Mexican restaurant chain in the Fayetteville area.
The Mash House Brewery on Sycamore Road offers a wide range of brews from Heifeweizen, IPA and Porter. Reasonable prices, a large restaurant area including an outside dining area, and an interesting mix of people in the bar.
CongosLatin club. Good on Saturday night
HuskeDowntown club great on Saturday night.
Caddilac RanchCountry club. Wednesday is $1 special night
LidosDowntown Club - nice setup.
Big AppleUrban Club. Wed is Latin night.
ItzClub, bar, restaurant.
Speak EasyUrban club. Friday is Latin night.
The Dog HouseBar, club. Thursday is $1 specials. Tons of people.
VIA 216Urban club. Friday is Latin night
Paddy'sIrish pub. Good on Thursday and the weekends
address: 4192 Sycamore Dairy Road
address: 3719 Bragg Blvd.Free wireless high-speed Internet access.
- The Wingate Inn on Sycamore Dairy Road is centrally situated (along with some other chains) and accessible to the Fort Bragg area as well as downtown. Large, clean rooms with excellent service at both the front desk and housekeeping. Complimentary breakfast from 6AM-9AM. Small fitness room and whirlpool.