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First-Timer’s Guide to High Point Market

September 26, 2018

A First-Timer’s Guide to High Point Market:

Where to Stay, What to Eat, Where to Shop, and What to Do in High Point to make the most of your trip!

Where to Stay

High Point has some great options when it comes to overnight accommodations, but be sure to book WAY in advance. Since Market is an international event, people from all over the world will be flooding to our Creative City (almost doubling our size!) and all of them will be looking for the best spots to stay!

JH Adams Inn on Main Street is one of the most iconic and easily recognizable buildings in High Point. Constructed in 1918, the Inn was originally the private home of John Hampton Adams. Characterized by the grand staircase, richly-carved moldings, marble fire places, beautiful wood floors and elegantly furnished rooms, this beautiful inn is sure to impress!

Photography by JH Adams Inn

Airbnb is an excellent option if you want to stay in High Point. Private homes are especially great if you have a large group and want the convenience of being together. If you’re lucky, you can score a home or apartment close to downtown where all of High Point’s showrooms are. If you can’t find a spot in High Point, you will have to consider staying in one of our neighboring cities, Greensboro or Winston-Salem. Both of these cities have some pretty amazing hotels like The CardinalProximity Hotel and the O.Henry Hotel. Wherever you stay, High Point has a remarkable bus system to accommodate for all of our visitors. You can check this website to see all of the bus lines too and from different hotels for market!

Where to Eat

The answer to this is everywhere! High Point is filled to the brim with many amazing restaurants of all different shapes and sizes. From hole-in-the-wall dives, to rockin’ pizza joints, to upscale dining, High Point has it all!

Downtown High Point has several great options, most of which are very casual. The Dog House and Oscar’s Fine Foods are what most would call dives, yet we love their small size, super friendly staff and the old-school environment. These classic joints will take you way back with their classic burgers and dogs. Another option downtown is Penny Path, this crepe café serves both sweet and savory crepes, an amazing spot for lunch any day.

Photography by High Point Market Authority

Most of the restaurants in High Point are in the Uptowne Area. You can never go wrong with High Point classics like Blue Rock Pizza and Tap, Blue Zucchini, Fixin’s American Eatery, or Alex’s House. Our suggestion would be to head up to the intersection of Lexington and Main, just walk around and see if anything catches your eye.

Since you are already in Uptowne, after dinner there are some great options for a sweet tooth fix.  Try Sweet Josephine’s for amazing cupcakes, Dot & Pearls for to-die-for cakes, and Granny’s Donuts for that perfect round pastry delight.

Photography by ZoZo Photography

For a deeper dive on our restaurants be sure to check out previous posts 8 Best Places to Eat in High Point During Market, Best Burger Dives in High Point,  8 Places to Grab Breakfast in High Point, and Best Places to Eat in High Point.

Where to Shop

If you’re in town for Market, you’ll most likely spend your time downtown in the showrooms. To make sure you know where you’re going, be sure to check out the High Point Market website to see all the different Market Neighborhoods! Each neighborhood has something different to offer so be sure to do your research!

If you decide you need a break from the excitement of market shopping downtown, head Uptowne for a little retail therapy! Stop by our very new Monkee’s to pick up a chic new outfit for the trip, then over to The Market (not to be confused with HP Market) to find that perfect nick-nack, Sunrise Books to pick up your next read, and Real Kitchen and Market for locally made goods!

Photography by Alisha Schwanke Photography

What to Do

If you want to get off your feet for a bit, why not grab coffee at one of our great local coffee shops? We love the old saying, Coffee with a Friend is like capturing Happiness in a Cup.  Go catch some happiness at some of our favorites:  83 Custom Coffee, De Been, or Spring Garden Bakery! All three of these coffee shops offer coffee, lattes, pastries and a comfortable place to enjoy them all!

Photography by ZoZo Photography

Or perhaps you need to loosen up after walking those showrooms all day?  Try taking a walk through one of High Point’s neighborhoods, a Yoga or Fitness class, or tee it up at one of our local courses?

And after a long day of browsing showrooms, take some time to enjoy the night life of High Point! Brown Truck Brewery, Brewer’s Kettle, Wi-Fi Wine Bar, and Blue Bourbon Jack’s are all local favorites! Be sure to check their schedules for live music!

Photography by Alisha Schwanke Photography

We hope you enjoy your time at High Point Market! It happens twice a year so be sure to come back and visit us again to explore our amazing Creative City even more!!

Enjoy discovering our High Points,

The HP Discovered Team

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