North Carolina may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

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.

Top Hotels in Fayetteville

Red Lion Inn & Suites Fayetteville at Cross Creek Mall
Red Lion Inn & Suites Fayetteville at Cross Creek Mall
2.5 out of 5
562 Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville, NC
The price is CA $66 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Westover, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Cross Creek Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Bragg and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Airborne ...

3.6/5Good! (1,002 reviews)

"We needed an emergency place to stay. The staff was very kind."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

Red Lion Inn & Suites Fayetteville at Cross Creek Mall
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 CA $129 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

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! (814 reviews)

"Polite staff. When I check in front desk attendant was really kind, also when housekeepers saw me and they greet!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2021

Tru by Hilton Fayetteville I-95, NC
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Fayetteville I-95
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Fayetteville I-95
2.5 out of 5
1925 Cedar Creek Rd, Fayetteville, NC
Get Rates

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (324 reviews)

"I love how friendly they were and also how clean and homey this hotel feels and it’s peaceful"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Fayetteville I-95
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.

Vacation Rentals in Fayetteville

Franklin Studio 201 S
Franklin Studio 201 S
Fayetteville, NC
The price is CA $138 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

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)
Weekend getaway w dogs

"Upon initial booking I accidentally booked a day later than intended, showed up and didn’t realize. The property managers still were able to get me in as I was in the parking lot literally last minute, the place was clean, the space was bigger than expected( some air bnb pictures are quite decieving), ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2020

Franklin Studio 201 S
The Studio at Franklin Street
The Studio at Franklin Street
4 out of 5
Franklin Street 129, Fayetteville, NC
The price is CA $158 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

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 Studio at Franklin Street
2bdrm Condo, minutes from Ft. Bragg, Downtown Fayetteville and Shopping
2bdrm Condo, minutes from Ft. Bragg, Downtown Fayetteville and Shopping
Fayetteville, NC

Located in Westover, this condo building is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Cross Creek Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Bragg and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Overall really nice

"Our stay at Amos’s place was great. The place was very neat and had just about everything you could possibly need. The owners were very nice. The location is right around the corner from a lot of stores and restaurants. The only concern was that we couldn’t get the living room tv to work so we had ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

2bdrm Condo, minutes from Ft. Bragg, Downtown Fayetteville and Shopping
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.
0

Top things to do in Fayetteville

Reviews of Fayetteville

3.6

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
3
5 - Excellent 13.043478260869565%
4 - Good
12
4 - Good 52.17391304347826%
3 - Okay
5
3 - Okay 21.73913043478261%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 8.695652173913043%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 4.3478260869565215%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 25, 2020

The Ruby Tuesday nearby had a young lady come outside with a menu & took our order, payment & brought our food. She even brought water for our dog. She did the same for others who arrived. Benches outside to wait for order. A real Big thank you!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 3, 2020

Nice place

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Feb 28, 2019

Terrible

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 27, 2019

We are travelling to florida so we don’t spend time to visit, we order pizza and we had to wait 11/2hrs

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Fayetteville

Image for Best Small Towns in North America for Valentine’s Day Lovin’

Best Small Towns in North America for Valentine’s Day Lovin’

Best Small Towns in North America for Valentine’s Day Lovin’

Cities near Fayetteville