Discover the Carolinas on your way to the Beach

Laurinburg: The Soul of the Carolinas – Along Highway 74 in North Carolina

Why not discover more of the Carolinas on your way to the Carolina beaches. Don’t get us wrong, we appreciate you coming down to the Wilmington, Myrtle Beach area. They are some of the best beaches in the country. But as you pass through the Carolinas, doesn’t it make sense to see the Carolinas?

The Carolinas have more than a few places of singular beauty. But they have only one soul.

In the Heart of the Carolinas

Laurinburg: Along Highway 74 in North Carolina
Lying in the Sandhills midway between the surf and Charlotte along Highway 74, Laurinburg, is only 90 minutes from Wilmington and less than two hours from Myrtle Beach. Our “Hotel District” features national brand hotels that are all conveniently located off of exit 183 – which features newly installed lighting along both the exit and entrance ramps.

Southern Hospitality

Where to Stay The Soul of the Carolinas wouldn’t be complete without the finest in Southern hospitality. Our “Hotel District” features national brand hotels that will treat you like the welcome guest you are. All of our hotels are conveniently located off of exit 319 and offer an attractive array of lodging options.

Where to Stay:

Comfort Inn1705 15-401 Bypass910-277-7788Book a room
Hampton Inn115 Hampton Circle910-277-1516Book a room
Holiday Inn Express400 Plaza Road910-291-3300Book a room
Oasis of NC RV Park15340 Palmer Road, Marston910-266-8372Book a room
Pine Acres Lodge11860 McColl Road910-276-1531 
Quality Inn401 Jameson Inn Circle910-277-0080Book a room
Scotland Inn1500 US Hwy 15-401910-276-0632
Taste of the Carolinas

Where to Eat
From “Southern Upscale” to quick serve, Laurinburg delivers on the taste of the Carolinas. From steaks, to seafood to southern fare, we have it all.

Jerry’s Deli and Grill
11990 Hasty Road

Mi Casita Restaurante Mexicano (Mexican)
1797 S. Main Street

Wooly McDuff’s Neighborhood Grille (Steaks and Seafood)
1709 US Hwy 15-401

North Carolina Rural Heritage Center

The North Carolina Rural Heritage Center is a presentation and celebration of the cultures and heritages that have shaped Scotland County and the Piedmont of North Carolina.

There are four components to the Center. The centerpiece of the Center is the historic John Blue House. Nestled in a grove of pecan trees behind the house is Heritage Village, a collection of structures that tell the story of a different time in the region. Across the street are two museums: The Museum of Agriculture and History and the Indian Museum of the Carolinas.

Call 910-277-2456 for tour information.

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The Vines of the Carolinas

Cypress Bend Vineyards Begin with a farm that has been in the family since 1807. Add two proprietors, Dan and Tina Smith, who are totally dedicated to the art of crafting quality table wines. Toss in over 120 awards in the past five years, and you have Cypress Bend Vineyards.

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The Tranquility of the Carolinas

St. Andrews Equestrian Center At St. Andrews University, some of the students have four legs. In fact, the college’s Equestrian Center is so accomplished that all the Championships won during the last decade in English, Western, and Hunter Seat competitions are too numerous to list here.

The 300-acre Equestrian Center features four barns with 112 stalls, one outdoor and two indoor arenas, outdoor show and teaching areas, hunter trial courses, and permanent jumps. The grounds are open to watch practice, or just take in its beauty.

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The Beauty of the Carolinas

Lumber River/Chalk Banks Access Area The Lumber River, which meanders along the border between Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Columbus Counties before heading further south for its rendezvous with the Little Pee Dee. It has been voted one of North Carolina’s Ten Natural Wonders, the result of an on-line contest held by Land for Tomorrow, a coalition dedicated to supporting the preservation of North Carolina’s land and water resources. The river is also the only black water river designated a National Wild and Scenic River in the country!

If you would like to take a canoe down part of the river, contact the Park Rangers at Chalk Banks and they will arrange to personally give you a guided tour that meets your interests.

(910) 628-4564

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Game of the Carolinas

Scotland County provides much the same inspiring scenery as our rather more well-known neighbor to the north 颅namely, verdant pine trees with an understory of azalea and dogwood. Against this backdrop, golf course designers have laid out challenging links to test your skills while you enjoy a game with your favorite foursome.

Deercroft Golf and Country Club:
(910) 369-3107
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Scotch Meadows:
(910) 276-0169
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Be Our Neighbor in the Carolinas

All summer long we feature live music in Scotland County.

The Vineyard presents either jazz of beach music every Friday
from 7:00 to 10:00. Food is also available. The cost is $15 per person.

And the Chamber of Commerce features a Summer long music series once a month.

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