No Putter, No Problem
In a moment of weakness, you agreed to a long weekend in Pinehurst with someone special who loves to golf. Now you’re not sure what to do with your free time if it doesn't involve tee times, golf pro shops, and discussions about handicaps and strokes. Luckily, Pinehurst and its surrounding towns are destinations with distinct qualities unrelated to golf – and all within a short drive. From walking along tree-lined streets, browsing antique shops, or visiting potters’ studios, the golf-resistant tourist will find plenty to see and do in Moore County.
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Girls’ Weekend in Moore County
The Southern Pines and Pinehurst area is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway and has quite a bit to do for a girls’ weekend away.
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Where to Antique in Cameron and Carthage
If you are a vintage treasure hunter and enjoy the thrill of a good find, then checking out the antique shops in Carthage and Cameron is a must for you the next time you are in Moore County.
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Sandhills Nightlife Scene
While we are known as the Home of American Golf, when you put the golf clubs away for the day, it’s time to check out the nightlife and clubs throughout the Sandhills.
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Celebrate American Craft Week
Seagrove potters have exciting activities planned to celebrate American Craft Week from October 7-14. Visitors are invited to browse and purchase new works fresh from the kilns, have an opportunity to meet the potters, enjoy refreshments, watch demonstrations and learn more about the pottery process at participating shops.
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Getting Outside
Spending time outside is one of my favorite activities and there’s no shortage of incredible outdoor activities in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst area. Whether you’re an avid hiker looking for a great trail, or you just want to relax on a patio, there’s something for everyone in the amazing Sandhills region in North Carolina.
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Celebrating NC Peaches
It’s time for the 25th annual Peach Festival in Candor NC, July 13-15; and this year, the celebration continues on with the first ever Peach Week in Pinehurst and Southern Pines. It’s all happening with the onset of peach season, a time when nothing says summer like a bowl, box, basket or bushel full of NC peaches.
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Fall Events Around the Sandhills
The arrival of the fall season heralds the start of high school football Fridays, cooler temperatures, and festivals galore in the Sandhills of North Carolina! Fall in Moore County means there are always plenty of things to see and do. Take a look at some of our favorite autumn events happening in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen area.
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Independence Day in the Sandhills
Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen and towns across Moore County are ready to celebrate the nation’s birthday with a bang! The long Fourth of July weekend is perfect for spending time with friends and family and we’ve got the details on everything you need to know for celebrating in the North Carolina Sandhills.
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Top Things To Do On A Long Weekend
Whether you prefer golfing and hiking, or exploring history and great flavors, there are many ways to enjoy a long weekend in the Sandhills.
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Uniquely Pinehurst
The Pinehurst area is home to some surprising destinations that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. From quirky attractions to one-of-a-kind historical collections, make sure you see all of the places that make Moore County in the North Carolina Sandhills so unique.
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9 Urban Trails Around Pinehurst Area
Not every great trail winds through the woods. Some of the most fascinating walks can be found in urban settings and enjoyed by all.These easy walking trails can be found throughout the Pinehurst and Southern Pines area across Moore County. Whether you are searching for art, appreciating architecture, or enjoying landscaped gardens, these walking tours are the perfect way to enjoy time outdoors while also seeing some of the most popular destinations in the North Carolina Sandhills area. 
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Sandhills Ecology 101
The Pinehurst area provides an ideal environment for longleaf pines, wiregrass, the red-cockaded woodpecker – and even golfers.
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Dog-Walker in Woods
6 Trails to Explore for the Year of the Trail
orth Carolina has dubbed 2023 as the Year of the Trail and there is no better place to get outside than in Moore County. With a wide variety of options, you can find the perfect trail for you whether you are brand new to the outdoors or a seasoned hiker. Moore County also has special programs this year like Pinecone Pathways, Sandhills Story Trail Adventures, and the Carthage Digital Mural Trail.
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Flowers in front of the Carolina Hotel
Spring in the Sandhills
Spring time in the Sandhills is vibrant with color and fun. Flowers start to bloom, the sun is shining and the temperature is  just right. It is the pSrpinmgerfect time for golf and so much more to explore in the Sandhills!
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Celebrating the New Year in Moore County
Celebrate the New Year in your way in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area! We have something for everyone- those that like to get started with resolutions, go to bed early or party the night away. Join us as we welcome 2023!
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New Southern Pines Mural
The town of Southern Pines is proud of its newest mural that pays tribute to the long history of equestrian pursuits in Moore County, NC. The art was created by mural artist Nick Napoletano who stated that his design is a "nod to the critical role horses have played in Southern Pines, from the Native Americans to our modern residents."
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The History of the Pinehurst Inns
Village greens were frequently integrated into the landscape designs of small towns across New England in the 1800s. Often thought of as “the front porch” to a town, they provided space for congregation, recreation and conversation, sometimes with a pond for livestock watering.
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Talamore Resort Debuts New Toptracer Range
Autumn around the Village of Pinehurst area is the most popular time of year for a golf vacation. This fall, guests at Talamore Golf Resort in the “Home of American Golf” will be able to enjoy the resort’s new Toptracer Range. The Toptrcaer technology uses high-speed cameras, coupled with sophisticated computer algorithms, to provide instantaneous ball tracking information to guests using the range featured 10 hitting bays.
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Fall into Pinehurst Golf
Fall around the Home of American Golf may be the most enticing season of all, when there’s a nip in the air on the first tee and you’re out of your pullover by the turn.
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Flower Farms in the Sandhills
In the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area, we're lucky to have an abundance of local farms. But did you know our farms offer more than fruits and vegetables? Several farms in the Sandhills specialize in cut flowers, often using organic and regenerative farming practices.
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A Guide to Berry Picking in the Sandhills
In the Sandhills of North Carolina, the arrival of spring and warmer weather signals the start of strawberry-picking season, quickly followed by blueberry-picking season. Don’t tell the golfers, but berry picking may be one of the best things to do in Moore County, especially with children, and makes a great annual tradition. Meet local farmers, pick fresh berries, and enjoy making delicious memories in the sunshine.
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American flag against a blue sky
The Military Means Business in the Sandhills
Situated just south of the wide southern border of famed Fort Bragg, the varied communities of North Carolina’s Sandhills are influenced by the military in many ways. That’s especially true when it comes to veteran-owned businesses and other companies and offerings with strong military connections.
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Family Fun in the Sandhills
Family Fun in the Sandhills of North Carolina!
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Top 10 Places for a #Sandhills Selfie
Boasting an abundance of picturesque spaces and memorable places, Moore County — including the Southern Pines, Pinehurst, and Aberdeen communities — serves up plenty of opportunities for a #SandhillsSelfie. In 1996, Pinehurst was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior, a designation that includes the entire historic district of the Village of Pinehurst, including the country club and five golf courses. Perfectly complementing our centerpiece are countless other special sights stretched far and wide throughout the North Carolina Sandhills.
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Bird's eye view of Village of Pinehurst
First Timer’s Guide to Pinehurst
Welcome to the Home of American Golf! The Sandhills of North Carolina are anchored by the towns of Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen. Although most visitors come here to play 18 holes, and there is no doubt that golf (and Donald Ross) squarely put this region on the map, there is so much more to do in the area than hitting the links.
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Why Visit Pinehurst If You Don’t Play Golf?
Even though the area is home to nearly 40 golf courses, the towns of Southern Pines, Pinehurst, and Aberdeen offer so much to do for non-golfers. Besides boutique shopping and spa treatments, you can take a historical walking tour or go for a hike. There are great coffee shops to linger in and fantastic restaurants serving innovative cuisine using local ingredients with a southern twist.
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Bottlebrush: Pinehurst Area’s Best Kept Secret
Bottlebrush, a six-hole par three course at Longleaf Golf & Family Club, is perhaps the best kept secret for golf in the Sandhills of North Carolina.
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Pet-Friendly Growler Co.
Bring Fido! Pet-Friendly Finds Among the Pines
When it comes to pet-friendly destinations in North Carolina, the Home of American Golf scores high among places to bring your faithful friend.
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Aloha Safari Zoo
10 Little-Known Facts About North Carolina’s Pinehurst/Southern Pines Region
The historic Sandhills region of North Carolina is widely known for many things, including its world-class golf and other majestic outdoor spaces, equestrian offerings, pottery and more. Despite the area’s history, however, there are still a few surprising elements to be discovered around Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen.
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Outdoor Activities in the Sandhills - Biking and More!
Sandhills Offers Outstanding Variety of Outdoor Activities
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we are passionate about our outdoor activities! Of course, the “Home of American Golf” is widely known for our out-of-doors offerings, particularly our world-class links, but we have plenty of other things to do around here when you are not enjoying the lush fairways.
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Outside Patio at Theo's in Pinehurst
North Carolina Couples Vacation
The gently graded waterfall at the entrance to Reservoir Park in Southern Pines always makes me catch my breath. Spence pressed my hand and whispered in my ear that it really is the perfect blend of beauty and serenity. I agree, and that’s exactly what calls me back again and again to Moore County to share it with my loved ones. We meandered on the path around the reservoir greeting dogs and joggers while two young men playing disc golf floated in and out of our view.
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Unique Wedding Venues
Moore County hosts many different types of weddings. For the ceremony you’ll find a wide variety of churches and chapels in all denominations, ranging from historic to contemporary. Reception options range from resort ballrooms just steps from the links and a one-of-a-kind, historic fair barn at the Pinehurst Harness Track to a charming arts-themed estate established a century ago. Keep looking, and you’ll also find a huge assortment of restaurants, farms and meeting spaces.
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Pinehurst Brewing Company
10 Great Things To Do
The Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen Area in the Sandhills of North Carolina offers some amazing experiences on and off the golf course. How many of these will you experience on your next visit?
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Discover The Path To Pinehurst’s Past
The best way to stroll small towns in Moore County is by foot. Pinehurst, Southern Pines Aberdeen Area have several walkable places.
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Pines in the spring with dogwoods
At Home In The Pines
When you visit the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area you'll find yourself in a very unique place, full of tall pine trees, gentle breezes and crystal blue days. It's quite often the golf that first draws people to the area. But it's the beauty and pace of life that make them want to return.
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