Located in North Carolina's Sandhills region, Fayetteville is the quintessential Southern city. Neighbored by the Fort Bragg Army Base, Fayetteville has a strong military heritage. The Airborne & Special Operations Museum displays a collection of weapons and other artifacts that showcase the bravery of soldiers who serve in the United States armed forces. Check out the city's rich history at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, and the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum.
U.S. Route 301 offers a convenient drive between Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY) and the central parts of Fayetteville. The core of the downtown district is situated along the pedestrian-friendly Hay Street and Franklin Street, which are lined with boutiques and small businesses. The centerpiece of downtown Fayetteville is the historic Market House, an English-style building that stands in the middle of a busy traffic circle. Lined with chain hotels and shops, the Cross Creek Mall District is another busy commercial area in Fayetteville.
Due to a humid subtropical climate, you can expect hot summers and mild winters in Fayetteville. On a warm day, smell the flowers at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens and then commemorate fallen heroes at the North Carolina Veterans Park. When visiting Fayetteville, skip the fast food and opt for some authentic BBQ ribs cooked Southern style.