- 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.
Reservoir Park houses a 95-acre lake, and offers various nature/hiking trails, boating and fishing areas, and open play areas. A disc golf course, picnic shelters with grills, and restrooms are also available on site.
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105 West Spring St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 MoreLess Info
The actual mineral spring that runs through Fuquay Mineral Spring Park was first discovered in 1858. The park itself features a restored Springhouse, brick pathway, picnic tables, footbridge, and landscaped grounds.
The waterfront Apex Nature Park & Amphitheatre is a family-favorite location in the city of Apex. The park features disc golf, walking trails, picnic areas and a dog park, while the amphitheater presents free movies and concerts throughout the year.
Fuque-Varina's Aviator Brewery produces 16 beers. It also manufactures Crazy Sauce, an award-winning hot sauce sold by the bottle and served at the brewery's two restaurants. Aviator Brewery frequently participates in regional beer brewery contests and is usually recognized as being among the top three competit…
Featuring over 4,000 square-feet of display area, Ashley's Art Gallery showcases a wide variety of different artwork from all different artists and time periods. Visitors can view the art being displayed as well as purchase paintings and pottery.
Kelly Road Park has 25 acres or park and features a large wooden playground castle for older children, a toddler play area with smaller slides, baby swings, a baseball field, tennis courts, picnic shelter with grills and a greenway trail.
Nestled on 25 acres, Kelly Road Park offers residents and guests an intimate setting for outdoor recreation. Amenities provide two age-graded playgrounds, baseball field, tennis court, picnic areas and a hiking trail along Beaver Creek.