We were less than excited when we first received orders to Fort Bragg, North Carolina (now known as Fort Liberty).
Everyone we knew that had previously been stationed there were either outright negative or completely indifferent about it. I didn’t meet a single person that hoped to get stationed there again.
But the truth is….we kind of loved it!
I made our Fort Bragg Bucket List with a HUGE list of things to do all over the state. While we only completed a fraction of the list, we discovered that there is SO MUCH to love about North Carolina.
Here are 29 pictures that make orders to Fort Bragg look good!
North Carolina is made up of 3 major geographic regions: the Mountains, the Piedmont, and the Coastal Plains.
The Western side of the state contains the mountains and you absolutely cannot be stationed at Fort Bragg without taking at LEAST one trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Chasing waterfalls, seeing the views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and picking apples should all be on your to-do list!
The Piedmont region of North Carolina is where Fort Bragg is located. It’s the entire area between the mountains and the coast.
And while it doesn’t have the defining features of the mountains and the beaches, it is a gorgeous region nonetheless.
We spent a lot of our time outdoors, fishing, swimming, hiking, and playing. North Carolina has long hot summers and mild winters, so there’s plenty of great weather and lots of time to spend outside!
The Coast of North Carolina not only contains the state’s coastline but also the Outer Banks (a string of barrier islands that separate the Atlantic from the mainland).
Since we’re originally from Florida and go to the beach any time we ‘go home’, we spent the least amount of time on the coast of North Carolina.
However, we took a few trips to the beach from Fort Bragg and it was a blast every time!
SurBepo Women Outer Banks Pogue Life Short Sleeve T Shirt Funny Graphic Tees Top (Blue, M)The Beach Lover’s Guide to the Outer Banks – Volume 1: Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head: The Beach Road and Beyond
We weren’t thrilled with orders to Fort Bragg. As you can see, we were determined to make the absolute best of it. And we fell in love with the state of North Carolina in the process.
If you’re looking at Fort Bragg as your next duty station, don’t worry. There’s so much beauty across North Carolina, so many fun things to do, great food, and even better people.
You’re gonna be just fine!