Okay parents, you know that the first thing you want when you get to HPU is to make sure your student is all stocked up with snacks to make it through the coming weeks. We recommend Publix Super Market. This grocery story has everything you need – and then some – to make sure your mini fridge is well-stocked.
Students, you might just find you need to add a few things to your dorm room, like detergent, extra storage, more clothes hangers, and who knows what else. Target has you covered this weekend, for any need you might run into.
For all those last-minute textbooks you’ve put off buying, head over to the campus bookstore to take care of any reading needs you might have. Plus, parents and family need to make sure they have plenty of purple Panther gear to wear on the journey home to proudly show off their pride as HPU parents.
Panther parents and students alike can enjoy a nice night out at Lulu & Blu, High Point’s Italian-inspired restaurant that offers divine dishes and wines. Enjoy a special night out reconnecting over a delicious marsala.
For a quick bite from a local favorite, check out Barberitos. This cantina style restaurant never disappoints with its salsa bar, delicious queso, and made-to-order menu options.
Check out High Point’s Liberty Brewery & Grill for a delicious meal. Famous for their steak, comfort foods, and house-made brews, Liberty has something that all Panthers can enjoy this weekend.
A High Point favorite is Giannos. Their amazing Italian cuisine is perfect for a night out, and their pizza buffet at lunch has amazing stone-oven pizza. This restaurant also has plenty of space for groups. If you have a lot of family in town or a large group this is the place to accommodate your needs.
One great activity to do as a family is to hit the High Point Farmers Market, located in the pavilion at the High Point Public Library. Open every Saturday (until October 26th) from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, the Farmers Market is a great place to stock up on local products and enjoy some quality time and fresh air together, experiencing local vendors.
Enjoy a night out with your family this weekend and stop by Brown Truck Brewery for some outdoor fun and drinks. Their patio seating, outdoor games and craft beers will make for a memorable night for everyone. (Insider tip: Check out their social media to see if any live music or events will be taking place.)
Do something out of the ordinary this weekend by hitting the bowling lanes at High Point Bowling Center. Enjoy a moment to unwind, laugh together, and make some memories as a family during this Parents’ Weekend.
Okay, so maybe the end of the weekend when you’re packing up to head out isn’t the most exciting time of the weekend. But before you hit the road, head to Sheetz on North Main Street to stock up on fuel for the road and trip snacks to enjoy as you head home.
The most important thing about Parents’ Weekend is to, of course, enjoy the time you get to spend with your students. While the food, drinks, and shopping are exciting, the weekend is really about the quality time and memories you make as a family. From all of us at High Point Discovered, we wish you a safe and enjoyable weekend. Go Panthers!
Discovering our High Points,
The HP Discovered Team
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