In the heart of North Carolina's Sandhills, Southern Pines is easily reachable from the state's major metropolitan areas, including Charlotte, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle, Fayetteville, and Greensboro. You can find driving directions online.
The railroad has been a part of Southern Pines' history since the town was conceived, and it's still a significant feature of the town today. The historic depot still stands in perfect working condition amidst the hustle and bustle of the boutique shops and restaurants downtown, making it the perfect entrance point for your visit to our town.
The station is within walking distance to charming inns and most of the town's historic sites. Learn more about planning your rail trip to Southern Pines at the Amtrak website.
If you prefer to fly, you can arrive the following ways:
- Land at Fayetteville Regional Airport
- Most major or international airports at Raleigh / Durham International Airport or the Charlotte Douglas International Airport
- Private plane at the Moore County Airport
You can also find more transportation information, including car rental, at the Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
Once you're here, you'll encounter little trouble navigating Southern Pines. Most historic sites and some of our beautiful parks are within walking or biking distance of the downtown shopping district, and we are currently expanding our bicycle and pedestrian greenways. Parking is readily available along the side streets and in select parking lots downtown, and all shopping centers outside of the downtown area have ample parking.
Visitors to Southern Pines are welcome to use ConnectGIS to familiarize themselves with our town. You can use the map to find greenways, parks, trails, trail markers, and areas of interest, such as the Historic District.
Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts may also be interested in locating the partitions to protect the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, as well as areas categorized as significant natural heritage or rare species habitats.