Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) August 20, 2009
Recently selected among the Top 25 Cities & Towns with the Best American Values by Today Show travel editor Peter Greenberg, Fayetteville provides the ideal location for religious and spiritual group gatherings. Religious roots run deep in Cumberland County as it has one of the highest number of churches per capita in the United States. The area's devotion to religion and Southern hospitality caught Greenberg's attention, who awarded the area a nine for religion and a 10 for hospitality in his assessment of the community's values.
Rich in religious diversity, history and culture, America's Hometown offers a plethora of traditional and non-traditional venues, sites and locations for devotion. The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, conveniently tucked off I-95, offers a calming atmosphere to unwind and spiritually reconnect with nature. With six different venues, groups have several options to gather indoors or outdoors. The 79 acres of lush, serene gardens and trails provide visitors a place to escape from the demands of everyday life, while strengthening their faith and fellowship among others with similar beliefs. Nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek, the area offers 2,000+ varieties of flourishing plants, flowers and wildlife along with hundreds of secluded areas offering privacy in an angelic, picturesque setting.
"Fayetteville's religious devotion creates a welcoming, nurturing atmosphere for groups seeking to renew their faith," says John Meroski, CEO of the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. "From beautiful gardens to rich religious and military heritage to world-class meeting facilities and accommodations, groups will find everything here they are searching for."
For groups looking for a more traditional religious experience, Fayetteville boasts some of North Carolina's oldest and most historic churches. With 445 churches, mosques and synagogues, the area's religious heritage is evident throughout the community. Groups can take advantage of a "Religious Freedom" driving trail, which features the history and tradition behind the houses of worship spread throughout the county. The trail is one of twelve cultural trails spanning 750 miles, which give visitors an opportunity to learn and explore the area.
Additional cultural heritage trails, such as the "American Independence" and "Civil War," give visitors the opportunity to explore Fayetteville's military heritage and will transport visitors back to the birth of America.
With more than 400 restaurants, over 5,300 hotel rooms and meeting facilities, including the impressive 107,000-square-foot Crown Center complex, Fayetteville is armed with the resources to accommodate religious groups of any size.
About the FACVB:
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217. Fayetteville/Cumberland County is the America's first military sanctuary. Through the Army's Army and other volunteer groups, our citizens and businesses are dedicated to watching over those who watch over us.