The town of Broadway, NC, nestled just south of Sanford, has a unique charm that delights visitors time and again. It’s a mecca for those looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway for a few hours, a day or a weekend. Here are nine ways you can enjoy the best of Broadway.
Stay in The Cabin at Sugarneck
Visit Broadway in style by booking a stay at The Cabin at Sugarneck. Originally built in 1874 and thoughtfully expanded in 2015, the cabin encourages relaxation in true Southern fashion. Luxuriate in the modern rustic charm of vaulted plank ceilings, a generous living room, a wet bar, two bedrooms and a private bathroom with a stone and tile walk-in shower. Best of all, you can take in fantastic views of the Sugarneck Pavilion and grounds as well as truly spectacular sunsets from the cabin’s vantage point.
The Cabin is also ADA accessible and features a laundry room and security system. Sugarneck, as a whole, serves as a beautiful, wedding and corporate events venue with an open-air pavilion and a historical landmark – the Post Office Building – dating back to 1886.
Savor authentic barbecue at Woodard’s Family BBQ & Grill
Get a dose of down-home southern hospitality along with some authentic and seriously tasty, North Carolina barbecue. Family-owned and operated since 2017, Woodard’s Family BBQ & Grill serves up a taste of the South complete with warm smiles and attentive service. Dig into lip-smacking plates of ribs, pulled pork and barbecue chicken. Diners will also discover other southern and soul food dishes on the menu as well as sandwiches, sides and desserts.
Celebrate the holidays at Broken Plow Farm
A trip out to Broken Plow Farm is always festive! In October, let your little ghouls and goblins be dazzled by Halloween displays and a special light show. Late November and December, the farm transforms into a magical wonderland of twinkling Christmas lights, festive hayrides and regular visits from Santa Claus. Finally, the Easter Bunny drops by for Easter Eggstravaganza – a fun-filled treat for the whole family. Your kids will have a ball hunting for eggs, enjoying barrel rides, climbing through a rope maze and playing in the farm’s sandbox and play fort.
Holidays aren’t the only special events celebrated at Broken Plow Farm. Couples looking to tie the knot will find Daniel’s Ridge at the farm to be a beautiful, peaceful setting fit for any wedding. Nuptial amenities include a spacious barn, outdoor ceremony settings, bride and groom suites and more.
Honor heroes at the North Carolina Veteran Memorial Pavilion
Honoring the memory, lives and sacrifices of NC veterans, the North Carolina Veterans Memorial Pavilion serves as a place to gather, rejoice and remember for the Broadway community. Visitors who like architecture will appreciate the Pavilion. It’s a stunning example of Classical architecture complete with round columns, graceful arches, crown molding and a copper roof. Flanking the Pavilion is the eight-foot high Memorial Wall which bears the names of veterans from across the state and across generations.
Flag poles, memorial plaques, a grass lawn, park benches and picnic tables round out an inviting and easily accessible space. The pavilion and surrounding park host a variety of activities including weddings, Christmas tree lightings and veterans’ memorial services.
Grab a meal at Los Charros Mexican Restaurant
Authentic Mexican food doesn’t get any better than Los Charros Mexican Restaurant. This family-friendly establishment in downtown Broadway is warm, inviting and full of regulars who know a good time when they taste it! Make yourself at home as welcoming waitstaff serve you dishes of arroz con pollo, enchiladas, tacos and so much more. All meals are made with the freshest ingredients. Moreover, the large portions served practically guarantee a full and happy belly. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, a visit to Los Charros will be the highlight of your trip.
Dance in the streets at Broadway Our Way
Broadway comes alive in the springtime when the Broadway Our Way Festival hits the streets. Enjoy food and craft vendors, classic cars, activities for kids of all ages, live entertainment and lots of great music. The festival, quickly becoming a regular tradition, offers up good-natured competition as well with a cornhole tournament and a BBQ cook-off. So, mark your calendars, put on your dancing shoes and come on over for a seriously fun time.
Catch a ball game at Gilbert Lett Family Ballpark
Gilbert Lett Family Ballpark is a beloved community gathering space, athletic field and playground for youth and families living in and visiting Broadway. Conveniently located on the north end of town, the park sports a community center and an ADA-accessible playground. However, the main attraction here are the two baseball fields and concession stand. Cheer on local practices and games played daily from April through October.
Relax on Watson Lake and at Broadway Town Park
Spanning almost 14 acres, Watson Lake is perfect for fishing, canoeing, picnics and a variety of other relaxing outdoor activities. This cultural reservoir is the ideal spot to spend quality time both on the water and at the adjacent Broadway Town Park which features picnic tables and a small playground. Visitors will also enjoy marveling at the nice homes surrounding the lake.
Stop and shop at Broadway Hardware
Broadway Hardware carries everything you’d expect from a standard hardware store, but also so much more. In fact, the variety available here is more akin to a general store of the highest order. Drop by to shop items like local honey, pocketknives and cookware alongside building and maintenance supplies like feed and grain, bolts, nails, ladders and paint. There’s even a garden nursery! Established in 1909, this one-stop shop is where old-fashioned and friendly customer service has never gone out of style.