Seven Ideas for a Girl’s Weekend in Sanford, NC

Get in, girls, we’re going to Sanford! In a city that offers an eclectic blend of experiences, Sanford promises a getaway that combines unforgettable experiences and culinary delights, with a side of Southern hospitality. Whether you’re looking to let loose or keep it lowkey, we have the perfect spots for your girls’ trip.


Spa Day at The Cabana

Unwind and rejuvenate by treating yourselves to a spa day at The Cabana. Indulge in soothing massages, refreshing facials, and luxurious manicures/pedicures. The Cabana’s skilled therapists and estheticians will work their magic to leave you feeling renewed and ready for more excitement. Let your worries fall away as you embrace the good vibes and bond with your girlfriends during a much-needed pampering session.


Sanford Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market is a must-see if you love a vibrant atmosphere and friendly people. Take a stroll through stalls laden with fresh produce, artisan crafts, and tasty treats. Whether you’re looking for farm-fresh ingredients or a souvenir to commemorate your girls’ trip, Sanford Farmer’s Market promises an enjoyable day with friendly locals.


Retail Therapy

No girls’ getaway is complete without a little shopping! Luckily, Sanford is brimming with unique shops and vintage finds. You’ll find no shortage of ways to step up your style at the boutiques on Steele Street. Add trendy new pieces to your wardrobe at fashionable stores like With Love Boutique or High Cotton Couture. Discover personally curated pieces by The Purple Poodle’s in-house stylist or find your favorite brand name items at consignment boutiques like Fabulous Finds and 2nd Glances.

Looking for local wares like jewelry and home goods? Visit Shops of Steele Street with close to 10 stores in one open space. For gals who love antiquing, you can find a diverse array of vintage treasures on our Antique Trail. There is something for everyone no matter your taste.


Afternoon Tea

Pinkies up, ladies! Sip some tea – or mimosas – at Sanford’s very own tearoom, Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House. Enjoy specialty teas, coffees, sandwiches, and more in a charming Victorian two-story house decorated with artwork from the Brush & Palette Club. You and your friends will feel like you’ve been transported to a bygone era of elegance and sophistication as you dine on the wraparound porch of this Southern gem.


Treat Yourself

Craving a sweet treat? Step into a sugary paradise by visiting Sandra’s Bakery. Tempt your tastebuds with exquisite cakes, pies, donuts, and other baked goods made from scratch. If your cravings haven’t been satisfied yet, head over to Millie’s Mama Bakes to enjoy gourmet cookies, French macarons, and more tasty options. While you’re at it, grab a themed drink or rolled ice cream at Brick City Boba to really indulge your sweet tooth!


Happy Hour

Wine lovers won’t want to miss the diverse selection from Carolina Wine Merchants. Offering both domestic and imported products, the staff takes pride in their dedication to finding the finest wine and sharing their endless knowledge. Don’t forget to reserve a tasting at their Vinous Tasting Bar!

Not a fan of wine? Enjoy a selection of 18 different brews from Hugger Mugger Brewing or the ever-rotating taps at Camelback Brewing Company. Beer connoisseurs will enjoy a little sip of heaven with all the unique breweries Sanford has to offer. Cheers to good drinks and great friends!


Get Inspired

Commemorate a successful girls’ trip by finding the best Instagram-worthy spots to snap pictures. Get artsy with it on Sanford’s Mural Trail, featuring ten impressive pieces reflecting the history of Sanford. Check out our mural map to make sure you don’t miss the best photo locations!

To end your trip on a high note, take in a performance at Temple Theatre. This historic theatre hosts an array of captivating shows that are sure to leave you spellbound. Immerse yourselves in the magic of live entertainment, creating moments that with stay with you and your gal pals long after the curtains close.