October 16, 2022

Great Overnight Stop: Selma, NC (I-95, Exit 97)

What makes Selma, North Carolina a great overnight stop? Consider this… you’ve traveled all day, you’re tired, hungry, the kids are wired… you get the picture. What you really need right about then is that perfect overnight stop… an exit where you feel safe and comfortable… an exit with a good mix of accommodations and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit! Those exits are great overnight stops!

About Selma, North Carolina…

Selma is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. In 2010, the population was 6,073, and as of 2018 the estimated population was 6,913. Selma is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined Statistical Area. The area has a population over 1.7 million residents, though the town of Selma is able to maintain its rural character. The Everitt P. Stevens House, located in Selma, was the site of the last Grand Review of the Confederate Army held on April 6, 1865, after its defeat at the Battle of Bentonville. Wikipedia

Places to Stay in Selma…

Selma has two I-95 exits that make great overnight stops. This exit (97) is a bit quieter than the other (95), but some like it that way. None-the-less this exit may have just what you’re looking for. You’ll find Days Inn, EconoLodge, Knights Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Masters Inn, Quality Inn, and Royal Extended Stay Hotel conveniently located less than a mile from exiting I-95.

Our best bet is La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham – They have Free Wifi, family rooms and a convenience store. Restaurants are within walking distance too!

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Quality Inn, Selma, North Carolina | I-95 Exit Guide
Quality Inn in Selma, North Carolina

Places to Eat in Selma…

National chain restaurants as well as local favorites have locations right off this exit including Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits, Cook Out, Denny’s, Don Beto’s Tacos, Dunkin Donuts, Fry Daddy’s, Hardee’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Old North State Food Hall, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Robbins Nest, Waffle House, Wendy’s.

Check out the Old North State Food Hall. It’s the nation’s first roadside food hall. Food vendors in the hall currently include: CockADoodleMoo (BBQ), Barley & Burger(gourmet burgers), Luna Pizza, The Mac House (mac&cheese), My Cielo Taqueria (Mexican), Curry in a Hurry (Indian), Aroma de Cuba (Cuban), Bowl and Bubble Cafe (coffee & Asian treets), Butter Cream (ice cream), and Fuku (spicy fried chicken)

Bojangles - Selma, North Carolina | I-95 Exit Guide
Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits in Selma, North Carolina

Places to Shop in Selma…

While you won’t find much in the way of shopping options at this exit you will find Carolina Apparel and Red River Western Wear. If you don’t mind traveling a mile or two, additional services are available west of this exit and then left at the 2nd traffic light.

Carolina Apparel - Selma, North Carolina | I-95 Exit Guide
Carolina Apparel in Selma, North Carolina

Fuel Up and Head Out…

This exit includes BP, Citgo, Exxon (2), and Shell


  • 2 more miles south is Selma, NC, another recommended stopover exit.
  • 24 more miles north is Wilson, NC, another recommended stopover exit.
  • 48 more miles south is Fayetteville, NC, another recommended stopover exit.

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