As you may have already guessed from the title, this is a piece about Pinehurst, a historic golf resort situated in Moore County, North Carolina. But, rarely do you get a plot twist this early on, and yet, here it is:

This article isn’t just for golf enthusiasts in the same way that Pinehurst isn’t just for them. In fact, there are a lot of points of interest in this town that would rouse the interest of just about any visitor.

Now, for the golf enthusiast, if you’re only here for the Pinehurst golf getaways, that’s totally understandable. However, the town itself has so much more to offer those who dare to wander there.

So, are you golfers and non-golfers ready? These are some of the places that you need to visit in Pinehurst if you want to fully experience the town for what it truly is — a beautiful retreat from the arduous, monotonous grind of city life.

The Village Wine Shop

There are few better ways to end a tiring, draining day at the office than having a quick drink at your favorite pub. The Village Wine Shop recognizes this and thus, offers a wide variety of wines that you’ve probably never tasted before. These wines represent the best of what the town has to offer in terms of spirited drinks. Couple those with a rustic atmosphere, a warm welcome from the staff, and frequent wine tasting events and you’ve got a cocktail recipe for a good time.

Rassie Wicker Park

Rassie Wicker Park features almost 5 kilometers of pavement to stroll on. That’s not exactly enticing, is it? But when you throw in the tennis courts, an outdoor hockey rink, and an arboretum (a botanical garden dedicated to trees), you’ve got a beautiful tourist spot where you can go for a jog, have a picnic, or just do some good ol’ strolling with your family. Not just that, but if you and your kids fancy a shower in the splash pad, then you’re not going to be disappointed. The park is all about having peace and quiet, with not much other than the sound and sensation of fall leaves crackling at your feet as you trek through the scenic park.

Culinary Tours

One of the best ways to fully experience a place is to try the local food. And for that intent and purpose, Culinary Tours of the Pines fits the bill perfectly. This food tour showcases some of the best food that the town of Pinehurst has to offer (no spoilers, sorry). It’s important to note that this tour only operates from the morning until the afternoon.

Camelot Playground

This tree-covered playground is perfect for both kids and kids-at-heart. You could say that this is your standard park, complete with picnic and barbeque areas, but that wouldn’t exactly be a fair assessment. Consider dropping by Camelot Playground if you want to see what we mean. The beauty behind Camelot Park is how the community came together to build it.