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Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina, home to more than 400 golf courses.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
Across the state, people are seeking out food grown locally, which is why there’s a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants in every region.
Along these beaches, see relics from Blackbeard’s ship, meet playful otters, watch wild horses, climb a lighthouse and more.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Whether you visit for the day or stay overnight, you’ll find plentiful sights and activities to appeal to a variety of ages and diverse interests.
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Carthage (16.79 mile)
July 5 , August 2
1st Sunday of each month from May through December. Noon until 4pm.
Robbins (18.21 mile)
July 30 -
Wagon Train Festival, parade of 600+ horses, crafts, entertainment and more. Thursday 6:30 pm to 10 pm, Gospel Music at Robbin’s depot. Friday 6 pm-1 am, downtown street dance. Saturday 8 am-midnight.
Sanford (9.10 mile)
August 1 - 2
Relive Revolutionary War skirmish between Col. Philip Alston's Patriot militia and the Loyalists of Col. David Fanning.
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Pittsboro (2.11 mile)
Sports arena in Goldston offering food and entertainment, too.
Pittsboro (4.15 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
Pittsboro (7.82 mile)
Great diner favorites
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Sanford (9.38 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Conveniently located near Devil’s Ridge Motocross, Central Carolina Community College and a wide variety of businesses. We're a short drive to Fort Bragg/Fayetteville and Pinehurst/Southern Pines.
Sanford (10.10 mile)
Located on Highway 421 North.
Sanford (10.21 mile)
Conveniently located off of US-421. Our friendly 24-hour front desk staff is here to help make us your hotel of choice. Start your day right with our free continental breakfast.
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