Fly To Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina, has the honour of being a three-time winner of the All-America City Award from the National Civic League, and for visitors, it has plenty to offer too.
At first glance, it may seem much like any other American city. Its strong ties to the military combined with its distinctive Southern charm however will soon make you realise that far more meets the eye when it comes to what the city provides.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Fayetteville do need a Visa to enter the United States. Make sure that you get these organised as early as possible as they can take a while to be approved and processed. Your passport must also be up to date with a minimum of 2 blank pages available for Visas and stamps.
- The nearest South African Embassy to North Carolina is situated in Washington (about four hours away). 3400 International Drive, NW, District of Columbia, 20008 Washington DC. Telephone: +1 202 232 4400. Website: saembassy.org.
See and do
Home to the US army post of Fort Bragg, Fayetteville has long enjoyed a history that is rooted in the military. As such, there are a few museums worth checking out that give you a better idea of this history. The Airborne and Special Operations Museum has a number of interesting exhibits, while for a broader history of the area, Museum of the Cape Fear and Arsenal Park are also good options.
There are also some excellent outdoor attractions such as Carver's Falls. This forest area has a massive waterfall that is 150 feet wide and two stories tall, which lies in the heart of the forest. Sadly, the area is privately owned, and can only be seen on ZipQuest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure Tours. Festival Park is a great place to enjoy a picnic or even a concert, with a Southern ‘hometown’ atmosphere.
In Downtown Fayetteville, there are many shops to visit (whether you window shop or spend a few Dollars). Crosscreek Mall is the only mall in the area, and has all the usual American style mall stores. There are also flea markets that operate on the weekends – try Bragg Boulevard, Raeford Road and Macpherson Church Road for the biggest of these markets. Second hand and vintage stores are popular with locals – you can also pick up some unique finds at the markets.
Getting around is simple and quick, especially if you are travelling from one part of the city to another rather than venturing out of the city limits. The public transport system comprises buses and shuttles – bikes can also be hired in town. Walking is quite safe for the most part, and offers a relaxing way to take in the sights.
Fayetteville Airport (Grannis Field) – FAY
Food and beverage: There are food outlets and vending machines available throughout the airport.
Airport Hotels: Holiday Inn Bordeaux Fayetteville, Fairfield Inn Fayetteville I-95, Holiday Inn Fayetteville.
Car Hire: Avis, Dollar, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Thrifty.
Airport Hub: Fayetteville Airport (code FAY) is a hub for US Airways Express, United Express and Delta Airlines.