Fayetteville (North Carolina)

Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, in the western part of the 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, more than any other city. According to the 2011 United States Census estimate, the city has a population of 205,678. It currently 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.

Get in

By plane

Fly in to the Fayetteville Regional Airport, located north near the Coliseum.

Or, fly in to the Raleigh-Durham airport. The drive south to Fayetteville is between one and one-and-a-half hours long.

By train

There is an Amtrak station downtown, with routes leading to points along the East Coast.

By bus

Megabus. Service from Atlanta, Athens, Columbia, Durham, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. Buses stop at the Fayetteville Transit Center, located at East Russell Street and Old Wilmington Road.

Get around

Public Transportation The Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) serves the Fayetteville and Spring Lake regions, with ten bus routes and two shuttle routes.

See

Airborne and Special Operations museum - located in downtown Fayetteville - It displayed several eras of this nation's primier warriors - Free (but a donation would not hurt)

Museum of the Cape Fear and Arsenal Park is full of exhibits and information about local history. 801 Arsenal Avenue

Do

Downtown Fayetteville. The 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

The Climbing Place, 436 W Russell St,  +1 910 486-9638. Mo-Th, Sa 10AM-10PM, Fr 10AM-11PM, Su 12:30PM-6:30PM. An indoor rock climbing gym in downtown Fayetteville. $13 all-day.

Events

Fayetteville's 4th Fridays are monthly celebrations of the arts and downtown Fayetteville, taking place the fourth Friday of every month, from 6 to 10 p.m. 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.

Annual Dogwood Festival, Downtown. A Spring festival with a carnival, car show, games, and concerts. Free admission, $20 for concerts.

Buy

Crosscreek Mall is the only mall in Fayetteville, and serves as a home for many major fashion retail chains.

Smaller shops and antique shops can be found near downtown on Hay Street.

Fayetteville also has several flea markets, located on Bragg Blvd, Raeford Rd and Macpherson Church Rd, all of which sell various eclectic goods on weekends.

Eat

Historic Downtown area

Elsewhere

Drink

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.

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Fayetteville

Washington, D.C. Selma  N  S  Florence Savannah
Washington, D.C. Rocky Mount  N  S  Florence Savannah
Richmond Benson  N  S  Lumberton Savannah



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