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Fayetteville (North Carolina)

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Fayetteville is a city on North Carolina's Coastal Plain. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 121,015. It is the county seat of Cumberland County, and is best known as the home of Fort Bragg, a U.S. Army post located northwest of the city.


Get in

By Airplane

Fly in to the Fayetteville Regional Airport [1], 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.

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 abour local history. 801 Arsenal Avenue

Do

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.

Go to Raleigh. Raleigh, located slightly more than an hour north of Fayetteville, has a lot to offer - good food, a fluorishing nightlife, a strong university scene, and a large population of the young and wealthy.

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

Luigi's, 528 N. McPherson Church Road, has been named the best Italian restuarant 10 years running by the Fayetteville Observer.

Hamont Grill, 1304 Morganton Rd, is an historic restaurant located in the Haymount neighborhood. (The story goes that when the restaurant opened in the 1950's, 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.) Hamont grill serves steak, greek specialties, and southern diner food. Their cakes and pies are especially well regarded.

Mi Casita (several locations) is a popular local Mexican chain.


Beef O'Brady's - a small Irish-style bar and restaurant with a great reputation.

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

  • Marriott Courtyard Fayetteville, 4192 Sycamore Dairy Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303, 910-487-5557, [2].
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, 3719 Bragg Blvd., (910) 487-9000, [3]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 12pm. Free wireless high-speed Internet access 126 rooms.
  • 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.

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