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The HPU Guide to Enjoying the Furniture Capital

August 8, 2018

 Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina…especially with this travel guide to the Furniture (and we like to say Creative) Capital of NC!

Stay

The Courtyard at Mall Loop is 4 minutes from High Point University‘s campus, which makes it an absolute dream for High Point University families to stay for move in, visits, and graduation. Be sure to book way in advance because it fills up quickly! It is also conveniently a quick walk away from an HPU student favorite, Liberty Brewery and Grill.

914 Mall Loop Road

High Point, NC has many options for Airbnb including this adorable home called the Historic Walker House. This 1921 restored house has been refurbished and is a perfect family retreat while visiting students at High Point or for a girls weekend!

Related: For more great options to lay your head, be sure to check our Best Places To Stay In High Point.

Explore

In addition to exploring HPU’s gorgeous campus, the city of High Point has so much to offer. Of course, first order of business to get you moved and settled in is finding the nearest Target because what student can’t live without Target? Luckily, there is one located 5 minutes from campus on 1050 Mall Loop.

Driving around downtown is a great way to get acclimated and see some of the incredible architecture around town.  We will be posting our Architectural Walking Tour soon so stay tuned!

And in Uptown we recommend exploring The Market, it’s totally worth your time. This adorable antique shop has unique and local finds which make it a perfect stop to take Mom & Dad while they are here in town. There is also an in-house bakery that is home to cake slices that HPU students can’t get enough of!  Local Tip:  Order in advance so you can be sure to get what you want when Mom & Dad come back to town!

The Market | 141 West Lexington Avenue

Pack

We are guessing while you are packing up to move into your room, Mom or Dad might be packing to spend the weekend.  Our favorite piece of luggage lately is the Away Suitcase. Plenty of room for clothes and shoes for five nights, this carry-on even has a built in charger so Mom can stay charged and connected!

Sip

Brown Truck Brewery is a locally owned brewery has an amazing outdoor brick patio perfect for a cold beer and great conversation (this is for sure an HPU student favorite!) Order one of their specialty beers such as No. 6 Belgian Honey Blonde at this hip, casual vibe brewery.  Take Dad here for a toast to a great school year!

1234 North Main Street

Eat

Blue Rock Pizza is a must stop for pizza lovers – this HP staple prides itself on fresh ingredients and creative combinations.

1529 North Main Street

Shop

The High Point Farmers Market is open every Saturday and provides a family friendly community gathering where local fares and fresh foods promote a healthy lifestyle.

901 North Main Street

Photography by ZoZo Photography

Learn

High Point, NC is home to High Point University. So if you are not already part of the HPU family, be sure to take a tour of this incredible university!

Spend an afternoon at the High Point Museum learning more about the history of the city. You can check out their events here!

Bienenstock Furniture Library is home to the largest furniture specialty library in the world. And if books are your thing, check out our recent blog post for a Booklovers Stroll in High Point.

1009 North Main Street

Relax

Yoga Mindset is a Karma based studio that believes yoga should be accessible to everyone. In addition to yoga classes for kids, they do private sessions, aerial and so much more. And lucky for you, there is the most adorable coffee shop owned by a local couple next door, Foster Hobbs!

Yoga Mindset | 205 Neal Pl #105

Foster Hobbs | 205 Neal Pl #102

Photography by ZoZo Photography

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