Southern Pines has a vibrant history and is one of the most
walkable small towns in North Carolina. Originally founded as a winter health resort for travelers from the North, today, Southern Pines in Moore County continues its almost 140 years as a thriving community. With approximately 15,900 residents, it attracts hundreds of visitors from near and far to its unique eateries, locally-owned boutique shopping, interesting historical sites, and an abundance of outdoor activities. We love it and invite you to come along and see why our little slice of heaven is worth a closer look!
Since 1898, folks have been rolling into Southern Pines, North Carolina, through the Southern Pines Station.
Southern Pines Station, 235 NW Broad St, Southern Pines, NC 28387, USA
To learn about the town's interesting history,
the Southern Pines Welcome Center
offers historic photos, brochures, and maps showcasing the various activities available in and around Southern Pines.
Back in 1884, a man by the name of John T. Patrick bought 675 acres here...
Residents started to come and the town was officially incorporated in toward the end of
Start your day off with a fresh juice or specialty coffee at Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market.
Swank Coffee Shoppe, 232 NW Broad St, Southern Pines, NC 28387, USA
Next, book ahead and relish in this treat of a facial at Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar.
Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar, 115 Turner St, Southern Pines, NC 28387, USA
Relax and rejuvenate in this peaceful place by choosing from a pre-made package or build your own experience. You'll find a wealth of options on the
Karma Spa Lounge
website. Go ahead, you deserve it!
Now, for a little shopping, try the Marie & Marcele Boutique.
Marie & Marcele Boutique, 200 NW Broad St, Southern Pines, NC 28387, USA
is mother-daughter-owned and provides its clients with a family-like atmosphere offering the latest trends at affordable prices.
For a pick-me-up, try one of the over two dozen delicious flavors offered at the Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant.
The Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant, 176 NW Broad St, Southern Pines, NC 28387, USA
Established in 1976, this eatery offers a bevy of homemade and Hershey's
made into malts, shakes, banana splits, and sundaes, as well as delicious lunches and dinners.
And if you purchased an athletic outfit at Marie & Marcele, put it on...
Reservoir Park, 300 Reservoir Park Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387, USA
... because Reservoir Park is home to 165 acres and a 95-acre lake featuring many
, such as a disc golf course, and kayaking.
After building up a thirst, take a pit-stop at Southern Pines Brewing Co.
Southern Pines Brewing Company on Pennsylvania, 205 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387, USA
By now you must be starving!
So we highly recommend a Southern Pines favorite, Ashten's Restaurant and Bar.
No matter your dietary preferences or needs, you will find a wide variety of options here.
Ashten's, 140 E New Hampshire Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387, USA
Ashten's is definitely one of the
in the city. Get a head start and check out the diverse
Saving the best for last, you must pay a visit to the the Sunrise Theater.
Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St, Southern Pines, NC 28387, USA
The Sunrise Theater
is a nonprofit organization that educates and entertains the community through film and performing arts, while preserving the historic 1940s building.
Once you visit Southern Pines, you will see why it is one of the
10 best rural towns in North Carolina, and one of the most walkable small towns in the state, as well as one of the most walkable small towns in America!
For more information, check out the
Visit North Carolina Southern Pines website page, as well as the Town of Southern Pines Facebook page. If you visit, please let us know about your experience in the comments below!
If you’re traveling through Southern Pines as part of a road trip, these sturdy
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