The next capital?
There are plans of making Sirt into the de facto capital of Libya. There are two reasons for this. First, Sirt is more or less in between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, and Cyrenaice is a region that has shown plenty of examples of independence towards the government of Tripoli. Next, this would involve a move of people from the crowded Tripoli region.
Sirte is in itself rather modest, but the promenade is nice enough, and the market is worth exploring too.
Eat and Sleep
Good on hotels, cover the needs of both budgeteers and people with plenty of money. Limited choice from restaurants, but quite adequate.
Good bus and taxi connections with both Benghazi and Tripoli.
250 km south: Houn
600 km northeast: Benghazi
450 km northwest: Tripoli