Fayetteville, North Carolina, was where Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a professional baseball player. The 19-year-old rookie for the Baltimore Orioles had a storied career ahead of him that began at the Cape Fear Fair Grounds in 1914.
Fayetteville is best known as the location of Fort Bragg, a historic and currently active army base that is most prominently associated with the Special Forces and the U.S. Army airborne. As of September 2008, Fayetteville and Cumberland County became the world's first Sanctuary for Soldiers and Their Families. The area is also known for its great local parks and unique museums as well as terrific opportunities for shopping and dining.
Check out some of Fayetteville's finest offerings
Best Special Occasion Dining:
Pierros Italian Bistro. Iron Chef Award Winner Daniel Fair and Mike Laurenceau are the proprietors of this local fine dining favorite. It's a great place to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays with family and friends over world-class food and drinks.
Best Casual Date or Brewery Restaurant:
Huske Hardware House. Another description for this hotspot is a gastropub that specializes in traditional pub food from Great Britain. These includes favorites like Bangers and Mash as well as Brew-Battered Fish and Chips.
Best Real Southern Food in Town:
Biscuit Kitchen. A far cry from fancy, this place serves traditional Southern foods like biscuits, grits and fried chicken by the box, bucket or piece.
Best Shopping Mall:
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