If you’re ready to experience all that High Point has to offer, then we have the information that you need! We cannot wait to have you exploring our gorgeous town and the surrounding areas. Here are some of the best tips and tricks we have when it comes to planning your trip:
Be sure to pack comfortable shoes. You’ll likely be doing a lot of walking as there is much to see. We also recommend planning your outfits with layers in mind, including a sweater or a jacket. The weather can change rapidly during the course of the day, and you never know what temperature the shops will be kept at, so it’s best to be prepared.
High Point is known as The Furniture Capital of the World. You’d be missing out if you came to High Point and didn’t find at least one unique piece of furniture to take home with you. Of course, if you do intend to shop for furniture, make sure you know which space you are shopping for. Floor plans, blueprints, room dimensions, ceiling heights, doorway sizes, and stairway sizes are just some of the essential measurements that you should have with you. You will be able to choose items that will move easily into your designated space. Be sure to also bring along any photos, colors, fabrics, and flooring samples that you may want to match. You can use these as a reference to ensure the choice you make is the right one.
If you are looking for a shopping location, then we recommend visiting the Hickory Furniture Mart. This is a four-story building that holds more than 15 furniture outlets! It’s located in the western part of northwest Charlotte.
Set your budget for either one specific room, or your whole home. Be sure to take into account your state’s sales tax and shipping costs, as all states now require stores to submit their sales tax. There is still a large amount of savings with these prices, as most shops include white glove set up in your home. Don’t forget to ask about this service when you make your purchase.
We recommend flying into the Greensboro PTI airport it is smaller and easier to fly in and out of. The Charlotte Douglas Airport is about 1 ½ hour from High Point and an hour from Hickory. There is also the Raleigh-Durham RDU is also about an hour and a half from High Point.
Interests in High Point
It is important for you to know that the stores and showrooms are not open on Sundays. If you are coming to High Point to buy furniture and you have your family with you, this is a great opportunity to explore some of the attractions in the area. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, and the Bienenstock Furniture Library are just a couple of places you’ll want to be sure to visit. If a day of relaxation sounds more appealing, there are a variety of golf courses and spas to choose from.
Located just 30 minutes away from High Point, the Asheboro Zoo is a fantastic place to spend a day relaxing with your family as you celebrate nature. From Art in the Park and feeding times to habitats and attractions, you are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to pick up a guide to each of the art displays at the entrance to the zoo. You will be able to quickly peruse the map for art installation locations, information about the artists, mediums used, and sponsors. Feeding times are a great opportunity to observe the keepers as they interact with the wildlife they care for as well as view animals that are usually hard to spot.
4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205
Bienenstock Furniture Library
If you consider yourself a history buff with a passion for furniture, then you will definitely want to visit the Bienenstock Furniture Library located in High Point. This is the largest furniture specialty library in the world with a rare book collection that contains volumes dating back to 1640! Don your white gloves for the opportunity to examine some of the original works of pioneers in the design industry. The library is open to the general public, interior designers, students, professors, and others. Consider donating to the library since they are a non-profit organization and offer almost all of their services at no charge.
1009 N Main St, High Point, NC 27262
Blair Park Golf Course
Located in High Point, the Blair Park Golf Course is a High Point Parks and Recreation Facility with a full-18 hole golf course. They offer a variety of rates and specials depending on whether you prefer to walk, ride in a cart, or even which day of the week you choose to play. Make sure to check out their website to see some of the unique specials you can take advantage of such as: Walking Wednesdays, Twilight play, Ladies’ Special, and more. You are sure to enjoy their traditionally historic layout, playing with a good speed to the greens, and a full-service pro shop.
1901 S Main St, High Point, NC 27260
Spa at the Grandover Resort
The Spa at Grandover was newly renovated in 2018 and boasts a space that is luxurious, peaceful, and indulgent. Whether you choose to enjoy a private massage for alleviating stress and tension, or you prefer to relax with your partner during a couples’ massage, there are many treatments available that are sure to provide the calm that you are seeking. If you are looking to deeply indulge all of your senses, then you should be sure to register for one or more of their body treatments that use elements such as blueberry sugar scrubs, raw sugar cane crystals, and honey elixirs.
1000 Club Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407