Pinehurst-Southern Pines Tourism & Sightseeing
Pinehurst-Southern Pines North Carolina Tourism At a Glance
Best Time to Visit Pinehurst-Southern Pines North CarolinaSpring: Mid March-Mid May. The blooming dogwoods paint the region in beautiful shades of white and pink. Carolina Blue skies and the warm sunshine highlight the stunning azaleas and lush, green grass. In spring the Sandhills are at their best.
Autumn: Late September-Mid November. Autumn is an ideal time for a journey to the Home of American Golf. With sunny, pleasant days, the weather couldn’t be better and the courses are in pristine condition. Towering pine trees mean no troublesome leaves in the fairway or rough.
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In-Season CostsThe charming towns and villages of the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen area cater to all your needs for a relaxing, memorable North Carolina vacation. Accommodations range from comfortable budget hotels to condominiums to bed & breakfast inns, not to mention some of the most luxurious resorts in the world! There are restaurants in all price ranges. Our restaurants and pubs are mostly independently owned, although some major restaurant chains are represented as well as the usual fast food chains.
Average Pinehurst-Southern Pines WeatherThe area's climate, which is milder and drier year-round than the surrounding areas, is a result of its unique combination of sandy soil, elevation (600 feet above sea level at some points) and its protection by the mountains in the western part of the state. The geographic designation describing this ecosystem is "Sandhills."
TransportationThe area is conveniently located between Charlotte and Raleigh in south-central North Carolina, with easy access from Interstates 95, 85, 73-74 and 40, and direct access from U.S. Highways 1 and 15-501, N.C. Highways 211, 2 and 5. Amtrak service is also available at the Southern Pines station, providing daily connections from the North (New York) and South (Miami).
North Carolina Tourism - Pinehurst-Southern Pines Attractions, Activities and Day TripsThe Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area is home to 43 of the finest golf courses in North Carolina and is known as the Home of American Golf®. It's no wonder that Golf Digest selected the area as one of the top three golfing destinations in the world! This is a place where legends come to design golf courses that will crown their careers. Donald Ross, Ellis Maples, Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have all worked their magic here, creating some of the most outstanding golf courses in the country. It’s a locale steeped in the history of the sport — the place where the first driving range opened for business. Even mini golf got its start here.
As passionate as our visitors are about golf, they find life off the greens just as rewarding. The area also features many fantastic diversions, including exceptional antiquing, day spas, pottery trails, gardens, historic sites and tours, and even skydiving.
Major Attractions in and around town
Major Attractions within an hour
- Bethesda Church and Cemetery
- Campbell House Galleries
- Carthage Historical Museum
- Malcolm Blue Farm
- Pinehurst Harness Track
- Sandhills Horticultural Gardens
- Shaw House Properties
- Southern Pines Historic Train Station
- Tufts Archives
- Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
- Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
- House in the Horseshoe
- Cameron, NC – known for its many antique shops lining the main street
- Museum of North Carolina Traditional Pottery
- North Carolina Pottery Center
- Pottery County in Northern Moore County
- Airborne & Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville
- Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force Base
- Paraclete XP Sky Venture and Raeford Parachute Center
- Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site
- North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro
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