Exploring The Apex, NC Area

Your Apex Chiropractor at Omega Chiropractic Center - Sports Performance & Nutrition recommends the best places to visit when exploring the Apex, NC area. Here is the third set of must-see places when you're in Apex, NC, and the surrounding area. Don't take our word for it, check them out today! Check out the other recommendations here: SET 1, SET 2, SET 4, SET 5

Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House

Mrs. Lacy's Magnolia House is a quaint tea room located in Sanford, the heart of North Carolina, and conveniently near Raleigh, Apex, Pinehurst, Lillington, Siler City, and Fayetteville. They offer lunch daily, Monday through Saturday. Enjoy a lovely, one-hundred-year-old Victorian home, owned by Faye Schulz, which was transformed into a tea room in December 1995.

You can dine inside or sit on the wraparound porch and enjoy a leisurely lunch, a cup of tea, and lots of southern hospitality!

ADDRESS: The tea room is located at 405 Carthage St Sanford, North Carolina.

HOURS: The hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Mrs. Lacys’ has been serving the surrounding area for 10 years now. They provide a healthy alternative to fast food. Catering locations include Sanford, Pittsboro, Siler City, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Carthage, and Lillington. They are available for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner caterings. Please call for information and reservations at (919) 777-6787.

Mrs. Lacy's Magnolia House Cookbook is a collection of recipes by Faye Schulz and Teresa White. With 500 recipes, this cookbook is a must to add to your collection.

"They have excellent service!! They are friendly, punctual and the food was delicious. We had our lunch and learn catered from there, which included lasagna, chicken parmesan, and a couple of large salads and sweet tea! It was cost-effective and well worth it!!! I highly recommend Mrs. Lacy's for your next catering order."

"Excellent soups and daily specials, tasty desserts, and excellent service. The go-to place for a great lunch."

"Can’t say enough about Mrs. Lacy’s. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious!! The desserts are out of this world. The atmosphere and the employees are great. Highly recommended."

The Flame Steakhouse

The Flame Steakhouse is the Sanford’s areas best in Steaks, Chicken & Seafood. They offer a large salad bar, private rooms for meetings and banquets as well as a full-service bar. Website: theflamesteakhouse.com.

ADDRESS: 109 Carbonton Rd, Sanford, NC 27330.

PHONE:  (919) 776-7111

HOURS: Open for Lunch and Dinner. Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: Closed, Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: Closed.

Attire is Casual. They offer take out and delivery.


  • APPETIZERS: Bang'n Shrimp, Bang'n Scallops, Ahi Tuna, Beef Tip Appetizer, Fried Green Beans, Bacon Cheese Fries, Chicken Tenders, Jumbo, Shrimp Cocktail, Fried Oysters
  • SOUP & SALAD: Wedge Salad, Spinach Salad, Side Garden Salad, Side Caesar Salad, French Onion Soup, Potato, Side Salad
  • FLAME FAVORITES: Marinated Chicken Breast, Monterey Chicken, Chicken, Spinach & Onions, Kathy's Lasagna, Marinated Beef Tips, Chicken And Tips, Mixed Grill, Shrimp & Grits, NY Strip, Filet Mignon, Homemade Crab Cakes, Atlantic Salmon Filet, Ahi Tuna, Fried Oysters, Shrimp, Sea Scallops, Grilled Tuna On A Bun, Monterey Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Steak Burger, Ribeye Steak Sandwich
  • FOR KIDS: Child's Chicken Tenders, Spaghetti O's, Childs Shrimp, Childs Ribeye Steak, 1/2 BLT or Chicken Salad Sandwich & Soup or Salad, Chicken Salad Croissant, Turkey Bacon Avocado Wrap, BLT with Double Bacon, Roasted Turkey Croissant Club, Bang'n Shrimp Wrap, 6 oz. Ribeye, Marinated Chicken Breast,
  • DESSERTS: Mississippi Mud Pie, NY Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
  • SIDES: Baked Potato, Baked Sweet Potato, French Fries, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Onions, Wild Garden Rice,
  • SPECIALTY SIDES: Loaded Potato, Sautéed Broccolini,  Brussel Sprouts,  Sautéed Mushrooms

Kiwanis Family Park

In 2018, Lee County Government gave the City of Sanford the front area of Kiwanis Family Park to redevelop. In September 2019, the City unveiled a brand new inclusive playground, Sanford's first splash pad, a half-mile walking trail, two new shelters, and a new bathroom facility.

Kiwanis Family Park's new inclusive playground offers several play features that are accessible to people of all abilities. The park is adjacent to a new, paved half-mile walking trail. The City of Sanford's only splash pad is located at Kiwanis Family Park. The splash pad is free to use. There are benches and picnic tables in the splash pad area. There is also a grassy, shaded area where visitors can sit on their own blankets, towels, or portable chairs. The park is open from sunrise to sunset year-round. Bathroom facilities are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Kiwanis Park Loop is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sanford, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

ADDRESS: 1800 Wicker St, Sanford, NC 27330

This is a nice shaded, woodsy park..excellent for families, running and exercising. Small trails that follow alongside bike trails.

San-Lee Recreation & Educational Park

ADDRESS: 572 Pumping Station Rd Sanford, NC 27330

San-Lee Park Mountain Biking Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sanford, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash. San-Lee Park in Sanford North Carolina provides full and primitive (no water, electric, or sewer) hookup RV and tent camping in a county managed park. Hiking trails, a mountain bike trail, a Nature Center, playground, and picnic facilities highlight this location.

San-Lee Park in Sanford North Carolina is a campground / RV park that has easy access for cyclists looking to ride bikes. Our information, reviews, and data show that this destination either has bike trails passing through the park or the surrounding area is suitable for bicycle riding. Remember to always wear a helmet and check with the locals on trail and road conditions. San-Lee Park in Sanford North Carolina is a campground or RV park with water hookups or water fill locations. Water is available here for your drinking pleasure.