- 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.
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536 North Eastern Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301 MoreLess Info
The verdant, fragrant Cape Fear Botanical Garden covers 77 acres. Founded in 1989, this beautiful institution is a popular tourist attraction and wedding venue. It is also one of North Carolina's most important and influential nature preserves.
A nationally acclaimed garden, the J.C Raulston Arboretum is located at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The garden has been notably listed in the top ten of the '50 most stunning University gardens and arboretums' in the U.S.
While there are some outdoor elements to the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, most of the vendors and events are held in climate controlled buildings for the comfort of merchandisers and shoppers. Most of the market is held in the 30,000 square foot Farmers Building.
Featuring Dolby Digital audio in all five auditoriums, Mission Valley Cinemas is a local movie theater specializing in showing the latest major Hollywood films. The theater is popular among students from the nearby NC State University campus.
AMF Durham Lanes offers traditional bowling on 32 lanes along with a bar and meeting room with a capacity of up to 36 people. They also feature arcades, pool or air hockey, group events, birthday parties and a Pro Shop.
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500 Reynolds Ave., Durham, NC 27707 MoreLess Info
Guests can visit a variety of North Carolina's unique and highly recommended restaurants and shops with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours. The tours make 5 to 6 stops and include behind the scenes chats with the restaurant owners and chefs.
For a tour and taste of craft brews, visitors are heading to Beer Time Brew Tours. Tours include safe transportation to and from breweries, background and history of breweries and beers, and time to purchase gifts at each brewery.