Located just 12 miles northwest of Fayetteville, Fort Bragg is a U.S. Army base that dates back to 1918. Today, the 127,000 acres of beautiful North Carolina landscape host a thriving military community and tons of historic landmarks. With activities ranging from outdoor recreation to arts, entertainment, and agritourism, Fort Bragg is an intriguing travel destination for any type of traveler.
Understandably, some of the best things to do in Fort Bragg revolve around military history. Visit the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, the JFK Special Warfare Museum, the Longstreet and Shady Grove Churches and cemeteries, and the Sicily Drop Zone where you can watch paratroopers in training. Outside of military-related activities, Fort Bragg offers a ton to do. Surrounding the perimeter of the city is the All American Trail, a wide trail for hikers, runners, and bikers with over 400 species of wildlife. Other gems include the Gallberry Corn Maze where you can learn about the region’s history of farming, various lakes and wellness centers dotted throughout the community.
As the weather in Fort Bragg can get pretty humid and oppressively hot during the summer months, we recommend visiting during the shoulder months of Spring or Fall. April and May are known to be especially beautiful.