We love creating new mems with a good getaway. But with same-day cancelled flights, limited funds and zero energy, the only travel we’re prepping for is congestion around the Pinehurst Traffic circle. Here’s #SwaySeven ideas for living like a tourist in your own backyard:
1. Unplug and Indulge in Unlimited Smoothies.
Is that our bestie who needs a restie? We’ve found you the best place to lay in a robe all day, where no one can judge you for it or ask for a snack. Enjoy some R&R at The Spa at Pinehurst Resort Monday through Thursday with a Tranquility Pass. For $50, your all-day pass gets you unlimited access to the pool, jacuzzi, sauna and wet rooms, along with light snacks, infused water, tea and smooth smoothies (iykyk). Tranquility passes are sold on the day of use and may be purchased at the Spa after 8 a.m — no booked services necessary.
2. Get Yourself a Spot of Tee
Play a-round on the world’s first miniature golf course, where shoes are not required. There’s no ifs, ands or putts about it, Pinehurst’s Thistle Dhu Putting Course was the first of its kind and made its debut in 1916. Playing is free for resort guests.
Looking for another un-fore-gettable course to make those clubs swing? Reserve a spot at The Cradle, Pinehurst’s Short Course for $50. Pro tip: print out your scorecard here. Who’s your caddy?
3. And Get Yourself Into a Pickle — Or Don’t
Pickleball is the fastest-growing rec sport in the U.S. — and Pinehurst Resort has pickleball pros to school you. Rather keep to a more classic sport? Find 15 clay tennis courts, a full service tennis shop and a full staff of pros at Pinehurst Resort.
4. Grab Something You Can Eat With One Hand.
Relish a casual lunch or dinner overlooking the 18th hole of Pinehurst No. 2 at the Deuce with tater man tots — fried potato pockets of love topped with maple pecan bacon, pepper jack cheese sauce, chipotle, sour cream and scallions. Choose from more apps, along with salads, soup, entrees, handhelds and a spirited cocktail menu.
5. Do What You Do Best.
… and day drink. It’s five o’clock somewhere, and there’s no need to hide away these par-tee beverages because it’s always Thirst-day at Cradle Crossing. Grab a seat in a course-side chair and people watch, or circle up around the fire pits with your friends in low places. Bonus: Want some quality patio time? You already know the vibe at Pinehurst Brewing Company.
6. Grab An Instagrammable Dessert.
One photo of the Mile-High Key Lime Pie from the Ryder Cup Lounge or Carolina Hotel Dining Room will have all your followers thinking you’re using the liquify filter for something other than your normal *enhancements.* Peep the rest of the Ryder Cup menu here, or take a look at what the Carolina has to serve.
7. Push Your Bedtime Limits.
We’re not telling you it’s time to pass out somewhere other than your couch — or your child’s twin-size bed — but we’re also not telling you not to. At The North & South bar at The Manor, sip and stroll your way through nearly 70 styles of bourbons, whiskeys, ryes and Scotch — not to mention more than 10 in-house innovations. We’re not sure if the jazz music or whiskey is smoother, but we think you’d enjoy a nightcap (or two) on this staycation at the bar surrounded by old-school charm or next to a fire under the stars.
What would you add to this staycation itinerary? Let us know and hook us up with an invite.
This piece was produced in partnership with Pinehurst Resort.