- The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Sanford, North Carolina, including 65 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From San-Lee Park to San-Lee Recreation & Educational Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Sanford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Apex, Southern Pines, Fuquay-Varina and Pittsboro.
Herb Young Community Center provides opportunities for patrons to engage in their community through fitness classes, recreation activities, camps, athletic programs and other events. The community center is also available for rent for private events.
A high-energy indoor playground in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Monkey Joe's is perfect for kids who want to burn some excess energy. Monkey Joe's features ball pits, climbing structures, slides and other kid-friendly structures.
Featuring a large indoor pool with designated lap swim areas as well as general swim areas, the Triangle Aquatic Center, or TAC, offers a wide variety of programs, ranging from swimming lessons to fitness clinics.
A movie theater featuring an IMAX auditorium, Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers mobile and self-service ticketing, reserved seating and a concession area with food and drinks.
Featuring 24 lanes, B & B Bowling Lanes provides open and league bowling along with a pro shop and private event hosting. The center offers a snack bar, flat-screen televisions and a bar area with adult beverages.
AMF South Hills Lanes is a bowling alley and indoor amusement complex. It offers open bowling, league and tournament play, and a variety of arcade and table games. A snack bar offers nachos, pizza, and other refreshments.
A traditional bowling facility, Mardi Gras Bowling Center features 24 lanes for open and league bowling. The center provides flat-screen televisions, arcade game machines, an air hockey table, party facilities and a cafe with food and beverages.