- Our list of the best things to do in Sanford, North Carolina, features the top 56 nearby activities — including 24 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Sanford, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sports & Fitness, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 15 things to do within the city of Sanford, NC , followed by 42 popular activities in nearby cities, including Southern Pines, Apex, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, Pinehurst, Chapel Hill and Wilmington
This 333-seat theater, complete with orchestra pit, hosts several professional productions each year. In addition to regular shows, the theater holds concerts and youth programs such as student matinees, educational workshops and youth productions.
Golf course architect Mike Stranz took an abandoned sand quarry and transformed it into the Tobacco Road Golf Club. One of many courses in the Pinehurst area, this course nestles fairways in greens among towering, brush-covered hills.
The 177-acre San-Lee Park offers a host of activities including hiking and biking trails, picnic facilities, playground, nature center and two stocked lakes for fishing. Campsite rentals for both RV and tent camping also are available.
With 275 acres to explore, White Pines Nature Preserve offers visitors an area to hike among the native pine and oak trees. Portions of the preserve are made up of marshland, where visitors can observe ducks and heron.
Two Robert Trent Jones-designed golf courses comprise the Carolina Trace Country Club. In addition to golf, the club offers tennis, swimming, a clubhouse and accommodations for special events such as tournaments and weddings.
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Measured at 160 acres in area, San-Lee Recreation & Educational Park offers a number of different amenities for its visitors to experience. These amenities include several walking/hiking trails as well as wildlife education programs.
Located in a historic building constructed in the 1920s, Temple Theatre presents professional theatrical productions ranging from musicals to dramas to stand-up comedy shows. It offers a seasonally-varying slate of productions, and hosts a number of special events year-round.
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.
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.
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.