24 Hours in Fayetteville, NC
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted our stay in Fayetteville.
Over Spring Break, we decided to break up our 10+ hour trip to Myrtle Beach, SC with a layover in Fayetteville, NC. It was nice to be able to stop and recharge from the car ride.
Fayetteville, NC is located right off of I-95, making it the perfect destination to stop on the way to your final destination. We stayed at the beautiful brand new Fairfield Inn North.
Our stay was perfect from start to finish. The hotel is immaculate. When we checked in, they were serving light fare at the bar area with drink specials as well. The staff was so friendly and helpful. It would have been the perfect 24 hours, if it wasn’t for my daughter being very ill at the time and needing to have a visit at the Cape Fear Emergency Room. Unfortunately, that put a damper on a few of the wonderful plans the Fayetteville Visitor’s Bureau had planned for us like the Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, which would have been great for letting the kids stretch their legs; and an Easter Egg Hunt at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
The Fairfield Inn North is situated in a very nice area full of great convenience options like a Starbucks, WalMart, a few restaurants and take-out options.
Before heading out to our exciting ER visit, we had dinner at the local favorite, Scrub Oaks Restaurant. Scrub Oaks is a contemporary American restaurant, that combines a pub feel with class and one-of-a-kind menu options.
After our eventful night, it was great to have the complimentary breakfast available in the morning from 7a-11a at the Fairfield Inn North. They had great options like bagels, yogurts, fruit, waffles, coffee, juice, milk and more. After checking out of the hotel, we headed to downtown Fayetteville, NC. It was quiet for a Saturday morning, except for a lovely City Market, a weekly farmer and craft market located at the Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum. This is a great place for local history. Downtown Fayetteville had some real old time charm.
Before heading out to Myrtle Beach, about 2 and a half hours away, we stopped for lunch at Huske Hardware Brewing Company. This was our first experience in a gastropub, so it was something different for us! Huske Hardware specializes in UK features on their menu. I had Bangers and Mash (after learning what it was a few weeks before this trip, I had to have it) and my husband had Shepard’s Pie.
About the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB):
The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel.