- The list below includes 30 free or cheap things to do in or near Southern Pines, North Carolina, including 44 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Dog Park, Parks and Playgrounds.
- From Reservoir Park to Martin Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Southern Pines and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pinehurst, Sanford and Fayetteville.
The Gillis Hill Farms is a real and working family farm that has been in operation since the 1700s. Tours of the farm cover the trees, soybeans, corn, hay, straw, and oats with visitors having the option for homemade ice cream at the end.
With 24 lanes of bowling, Kendale Bowling Lanes is home to tournaments, leagues and events like moonlight bowling. It offers food and drinks, a pro shop, arcade games, billiard tables and a lounge with adult beverages.
The Kiwanis Family Park has a large meadow with volley ball nets, walking trail, playground, uncovered picnic area, a gazebo, and covered shelter. The shelter features a charcoal grill, electricity and water, and ten picnic tables, seating up to 100 people.
SNR Express Fitness Center is a 24-hour fitness and workout facility that features Nautilus exercise equipment and machines. The facility also has separate exercise rooms for aerobics and yoga classes which are open to members.
Featuring full stadium seating and digital projection, Spring Lane Stadium 10 is a local movie theater showing the latest Hollywood released films to its guests. Other theater amenities include a game room, ticketing kiosk, and many concessions options.
Within O.T. Sloan Park, visitors can access a disc golf course, horseshoe pits, a volleyball area, an outdoor pool that is open during the summer, two ball fields, and a children's playground. The park also offers 10 picnic tables and a shelter which can be rented.
A branch of the Carmike Cinemas theater chain, Carmike Marketfair 15 Cinemas is a 15-theater movie multiplex. It shows first-run Hollywood films, and offers a variety of specials, matinees, and combo options.
Fayetteville's Carmike Cinemas is a branch of the Carmike Cinemas chain, which has theaters all over the United States. This branch is located in a mall, and features first-run movies and a variety of refreshments.