City Spotlight: Fayetteville, N.C.

By Connect Staff, August 15, 2018

Come explore Fayetteville, N.C., and any of the other nine communities that comprise America’s Hometown. Just off I-95, you’ll discover the rich role the area played in our country’s history, warmly intermixed with modern amenities and entertainment opportunities to make your next meeting one to remember. Shop a little (or a lot!), tour some of our art galleries or military museums, stroll through the botanical gardens, catch an event, or immerse yourself in Cumberland County’s rich cultural heritage by exploring more than 750 miles of themed driving trails.

Few places in America have played such a formative role in our country’s most defining moments as Fayetteville. Known throughout its history for its cultural diversity and military presence, today, the Fayetteville area stands testament to its proud past. From its original settlement in 1739 by Scottish immigrants through the deployment of troops to Afghanistan and Iraq today, it is here that the very seeds of American freedom, democracy and patriotism were planted and continue to grow.

A visit to America’s Hometown would not be complete without admiring and exploring the architectural treasures of the area. The story of the development of this historical area can be told through the structures built long ago, but still stand proudly today. You’ll encounter early structures built during the 1780s and many more from the 1800s and early 1900s.

The area has no shortage of accommodations, from high-tech, high-rise hotels to pet-friendly campgrounds featuring outdoor pools, laundry facilities and high-speed internet. With more than 6,000 rooms available, you are sure to settle in quickly.

Today Cumberland County boasts some 600-plus restaurants and the list is constantly growing. Thanks to the diversity of the area, you will find a melting pot of tastes. After a yummy meal, stroll through the gardens; pet the animals; go swimming, golfing or bowling; watch the stars; or work on your batting average! Get an early start and find your adventure with a fishing trip at one of Cumberland County’s many parks or trails; go rock climbing or skating at our indoor facilities; or experience the thrill of one of USA Today‘s “10 Great Ziplines” at ZipQuest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure. From an array of cultural festivals to performing arts and galleries featuring local artisans to museums, live music and nightlife, there are also plenty of unique arts and entertainment options for you to enjoy.

The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau would love to help you experience our community of history, heroes and hometown feeling. The FACVB’s dedicated support staff will help to arrange site visits, assist with promotional items, gather and present proposals, and anything else needed to ensure your meeting goes off without a hitch. Signs from I-95 provide clear directions to the Visitor Center, which is conveniently located just minutes from the heart of downtown. Call us for more information, stop by, or make a quick stop using our drive-through window for help planning your next meeting. Come see what you’ve been missing in America’s Hometown!

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