Fayetteville, NC
North Carolina
By Avonie Brown-Reaves

Fayetteville is North Carolina’s sixth largest city and the 2011 winner of the All-America City award, an honor previously won in 1985 and 2001. The metropolitan community is home to a population of 341,362, according to the 2010 Census. This population is expected to see significant growth due in part to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) mandated by Congress in 2005. This has meant the addition of several new commands at Fort Bragg, already one of the nation’s largest military bases, and an influx of new personnel and accompanying businesses and support services in the communities surrounding the base.

Traveling into Fayetteville, North Carolina can be done with ease because of the five regional carriers and three major airline hubs that serve the area. With just a few clicks, WhatsCheaper.com can help you book your flight and get you into Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY), also known as Grannis Field. Just click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to start your search for low fare plane tickets with WhatsCheaper.com. From there getting around is a breeze because the airport is a mere three miles south of the city’s downtown core. And, while your there WhatsCheaper.com allows you to conveniently book your hotel room from a variety of options to suit your needs. Just click this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to use our hotel finder to book your hotel experience.

Besides being the home of the First Golden Corral, the national chain of family-style buffet and grill, in 1973, Fayetteville is home to a wide range of attractions that affirm the city’s motto “History, Heroes, A Hometown Feeling.” WhatsCheaper.com invites to experience this firsthand with a visit to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The museum took flight in 1999. The main exhibit is an aerial historical experience that begins in 1940 with the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon and the advent of the paratrooper, and soars through to the fearless achievements of today’s airborne and special operations units.

For a moments respite from your activity-filled exploration of Fayetteville, WhatsCheaper.com suggests you lose yourself in lush beauty of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Located just two miles from downtown Fayetteville, the garden is seventy-seven acres of peace and tranquility. Take a self-guided or docent-led tour of the more than 2000 varieties of ornamental plants that include the Daylily, Camellia and Hosta gardens. These carefully designed gardens are nestled within the pine and hardwood forest where an extensive effort was made to preserve the region’s indigenous plants, trees and wildlife.

If you are looking for the “Best Movie Theater in Fayetteville” or the “Coolest Place Downtown” or the “Best Place to take a Date,” all roads lead to the Cameo Art House Theatre. Dating back to 1908, the Cameo was home to the New Dixie, one of the area’s first motion picture theatres. Today, WhatsCheaper.com invites you to enjoy an alternative cinematic experience in this revamped mixed-use facility. The Cameo houses a 125 seat theatre as well as the Loge, a second more intimate 35 seat screening room. You can also enjoy a glass of wine, imported beer, a cup of coffee or cappuccino in the lobby lounge.  However, the main attractions are the movies: the finest art, independent and foreign films and even some Hollywood blockbusters for good measure.

From there, WhatsCheaper.com invites you to check out our top 10 list of things to do in the city and our calendar event list of different festivals throughout the year. We know you will love your time in Fayetteville, North Carolina and encourage you to click the above links to book your next vacation.

MUST SEE IN Fayetteville, NC LIST:

  • 1. Airborne & Special Operations Museum
  • 2. Cape Fear Botanical Gardens
  • 3. Fayetteville Motor Sports Park
  • 4. Cumberland County Crown Coliseum
  • 5. Cameo Art House Theatre
  • 6. Cape Fear Fegional Theatre
  • 7. 1897 Poe House
  • 8. Market House
  • 9. Facsinate-U Children's Museum
  • 10. Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

Fayetteville, NC EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Fayetteville Dogwood Festival - May
  • 2. Heroes, Hearts & Hardhats Music Festival - July
  • 3. Sandhills Farmers Market - July/August
  • 4. Fayetteville After 5 - August
  • 5. National Airborne Day - August
  • 6. Annual Run for the Red - August
  • 7. International Folk Festival - September
  • 8. Lafayette Birthday Celebration - September
  • 9. Fayetteville Christmas Parade - December
  • 10. New Year's Eve Party in the Park - December

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Home2 Suites Fayetteville
4035 Sycamore Dairy Road, Fayetteville, NC
By D. Gregory Perrin

During your next vacation in Fayetteville, North Carolina, WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to book your hotel experience with Home2 Suites. This magnificent hotel is part of the newest brand from the Hilton Hotel group and is designed to offer vacationers all the luxuries of their own home while traveling. The hotel is only 20 minutes from the Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY) and the best way to get there is via taxicab. Home2 Suites is near Fort Bragg which makes it an excellent option for military families or those visiting their loved one in the military. Check-in at the hotel is at 3 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into Fayetteville.

Home2 Suites Fayetteville, North Carolina has a variety of suite options which include either 1 king size or 2 queen size beds. There are also accessible rooms for those travelers that need additional care. Travelers who have an infant can request a crib and playpen brought to their room to make their hotel experience that much easier. The rooms are all equipped with a 42 inch flat screen television with full cable package including HD channels and even HBO. There is high speed wireless internet available in the rooms as well so guests can use their computer to search attractions in Fayetteville. The rooms have a full kitchen, with dishwasher for cleanup. Beyond that, Home2 Suites by Hilton gives guests all the usual features of a normal hotel room, and even offers helpful additions like glowing light switches.

Home2 Suites knows that fitness is an extremely important to a large number of people. The hotel offers a fitness center so that guests can work out. There is also an exercise track for runners, and a swimming pool to swim or just relax.

In the morning, guests can wake up to a complimentary breakfast that is served from 6 to 9 a.m. Check out at the hotel is at 12 p.m. on the day of departure. WhatsCheaper.com knows you will love Home2 Suites Fayetteville, and highly recommends this establishment as the best hotel in Fayetteville. Vacationers can click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to book their hotel experience with WhatsCheaper.com.

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Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg
4025 Sycamore Dairy Road, Fayetteville, NC
By Jessica Howell

The Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg is a warm, inviting, and impressive hotel that offers premium accommodations, amenities, and services to every guest.  Located just minutes from Fayetteville’s historic downtown, the hotel’s convenient location makes it a popular hotel choice for those visiting the area.  Enjoy awesome shopping at the Cross Creek Mall and delicious dining options at any of the over 100 restaurants in the nearby area.  Regardless of your purpose for visiting Fayetteville, WhatsCheaper.com insists that the Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect place to call home during your stay.  

Guests staying at the Hilton Garden Inn may begin checking into their room at 3 p.m., and check out is at 12 noon on the day of your departure.  One thing is certain, guests at the Hilton Garden Inn will never want to leave the comfort of the luxurious Garden Inn Sleep System.  Featured only in king rooms, this sleep experience will be unlike any other you have ever had.  Other suite options at the Hilton Garden Inn include whirlpool suites, two queen suites, and alcove suites.  For those on a budget, guests also have the option of more basic rooms for a lower price.

Regardless which room or suite option you choose, guests will enjoy the comfort and convenience of similar amenities. Kick back and relax on the Garden Inn signature bedding while you watch your favorite TV program on a flat screen TV.  

If you are in town on an important business trip, you will take advantage of the business friendly amenities the Garden Inn has to offer.  In addition to complimentary wired and wireless internet, every room features two telephones with voicemail, speaker phone, and data ports, and spacious work desk with adjustable lamp for burning the midnight oil.  

Whether you are in town on vacation, business, or visiting a loved one at the nearby Fort Bragg military base, WhatsCheaper.com insists that you stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg.  For fast and easy booking, click on the following link:  (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php). 

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