- 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
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31 Bynum Beach Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 MoreLess Info
Visitors can view natural scenery and a variety of local wildlife at Bynum Beach Haw River Access Area. The area offers beach access and is also good for hiking, boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.
Pittsboro, North Carolina's SilkHope Winery is a mid-size wine producer best known for its Italian-style wines. Visitors are welcome to tour the vineyard and taste all wines currently for sale. Complementary picnic seating is available, and there is a grill on site.
The rail-trail of the American Tobacco Trail is ideal for people of all ages. It features cultural history and environmental programs, as well as trails for dog walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.
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5355 Hwy 22, Southern Pines, NC MoreLess Info
Moore Humane's Pooch Park In The Pines is a fenced dog park that covers nearly four acres of land. While leashes are required for dogs entering or leaving the park, they can be off their leashes once in the fenced area.
Tom Jackson designed the original course. The course was renovated in 2013, and many of the greens on the 6,782-yard course were restored, along with the installation of back tees for the low handicap golfer.
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840 The Preserve Trail, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 MoreLess Info
Nationally recognized and rated as a top golf course, The Preserve at Jordan Lake is beautifully designed with rolling hills, winding fairways and two-tiered greens. This club is also home to a pro-shop and full-service dining facility.
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301 Wagstaff Rd, Fuquay-Varina, NC MoreLess Info
The Carrol Howard Johnson Environmental Park is a 28-acre park with a focus on education. The park serves to educate those who visit on the natural wildlife of the Fuquay-Varina area with its wooded paths, various plant species and natural bridges.
The Sandhill Horticultural Gardens feature a delightful assortment of botanical displays, including impressive formal gardens, lush lawns and soaring trees. Admission is free. Tours are available for groups of 10 of more and must be scheduled via telephone two weeks prior to the tour date.
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.