Fayetteville is a quintessentially all-American city due to its massive military presence in nearby Fort Bragg, which has over 50000 military personnel.
A visit to Fayetteville via Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY) will make you feel very patriotic, with attractions like the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial, Veterans Park, and of course, Fort Bragg itself paying tribute to the American military.
Downtown Fayetteville is very quaint, with cobblestoned Hay Street boasting historic buildings, and many downtown art galleries, live music performances, and restaurants serving up traditional Southern fare. Fayetteville has a range of reasonably priced hotels in the downtown area too.
Some highlights for outdoor activities include ZipQuest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure Ziplining, Cyprus Lakes Golf Course, and the All American Trail, a recreational pathway that loops the entire outer boundary of Fort Bragg. The Cape Fear River Trail and Botanical Gardens also offer excellent scenery.
Fly to Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY), and once you arrive, you will have to grab a cab or rent a vehicle as there is no public transportation serving the airport. If you re renting a car, the airport is only a couple of miles from the center of the action, and the area is easy to navigate.