High Point Insider Guide
Known as the “Furniture Capital of the World,” High Point is a vibrant and dynamic community nestled in the heart of the Piedmont Triad region. This city is renowned globally for its biannual High Point Market, the largest home furnishings trade show in the world, where industry leaders and design enthusiasts gather to showcase and discover the latest trends in interior design and décor.
Beyond its reputation in the world of furniture, High Point offers a diverse array of attractions and experiences. Explore the beautiful parks and green spaces, perfect for outdoor activities and relaxation. The downtown area is a hub of arts, culture, and entertainment, featuring art galleries, theaters, and a lively culinary scene that caters to a variety of tastes.
Whether you’re drawn to High Point for its design excellence, historical significance, or contemporary charm, you’ll find a warm and welcoming community that takes pride in its past while embracing the future. Come discover why High Point is not only a focal point of the furniture industry but also a destination brimming with Southern hospitality and a unique blend of innovation and tradition.
WHERE TO SHOP
Monkee’s of High Point || 1329 N Main St.
This upscale women’s boutique is located in historic fire station #10 on Main Street! They have an incredible selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories.
*Wynnie’s Boutique || 1210 N Main St.
With something for every baby and mom in your life, Wynnie’s is a must shop while in High Point. As the Triad’s exclusive dealer of Uppababy products, you can also find clothes, shoes, accessories and toys catering to newborns to teens.
The Cottage || 1213 Johnson St.
The “she shed” Boutique has evolved over the past 4 years to what it is today. They carry fashion and accessories, furniture, gifts, home décor and specialty foods. This NC girl is proud to promote as many “Made in NC” as possible!
The Market || 141 Lexington Ave.
Where else in High Point can you find vintage home decor, homemade from scratch baked goods, restored furniture, trendy gifts, locally blended and roasted coffee, professionally designed floral arrangements, original art, local pottery, all natural doggie cookies, cozy sit down dining, antiques, old timey fudge, Wash Bucket soaps and more.
Cindy Lou’s Boutique || 1701 N Main St.
This beautiful boutique features a unique collection of bold accessories and playful gifts where you are sure to find something for every occasion!
Boxwood Antiques || 520 N. Hamilton St.
This lively shop is owned and operated by two of the most energetic and creative people in High Point. We love going to Boxwood to shop for antiques, vintage, home decor, reclaimed & collectibles. There is always something new to discover.
Hang Ups || 5824 Samet Dr # 165
Serving the community for over 40 years, this boutique offers a personal, service oriented shopping experience and price points for every budget. With both a storefront and an online store, you can find clothing, handbags, jewelry, accessories, gifts, along with custom framing.
Pen and Pillar || 1345 N Main St., Suite 101
From cards and planners to bandanas and prints, these incredible paper products begin as hand painted illustrations, are printed with local production partners and available at both their storefront and online.
Just Priceless || 1313 N. Main St.
Specializing in unique and special floral arrangements, this floral and gift shop uses the freshest products possible to make their stunning arrangements. Each design from this local institution is put together with love and imagination.
The Mantel Mercantile || 2762 NC-68 #105
This new woman-owned retail store in Uptowne opened its doors in August 2022 and is already making a name for itself. Offering gifts, stationary, and home decor, its owner has a mission of bringing more joy to your home and she certainly hits the mark.
*House of Vacuums || 112 W Lexington Ave
Trust House of Vacuums to have your cleaning needs covered. They carry all of your favorite brands and can also service and repair your vacuums. Make sure you say hi to Chico the bird while you’re there!
WHERE TO EAT
Company’s Coming || 1800 N. Main St.
Company’s Coming has been serving home-cooked meals to High Point for more than three decades. Although they are famous for their chicken salad and pot pies, they have more than 30 prepared entrees, soups, desserts, and more than 15 spreads and salads!
Sweet Dough Bake Shop || 2758 NC-68 North
Approaching baking with an emphasis on family friendly sweets, this bakery takes pride in baking everything from scratch. These baked goods are sure to bring your friends and family together.
Stock + Grain Assembly || 275 N Elm St
Food halls are becoming very popular, and High Point finally has their own! Stock + Grain Assembly is situated beyond the outfield of the High Point Rocker’s stadium and features many food counters and drink spots to cater to a wide range of tastes.
*Southern Roots || 119 E Main St, Jamestown
If you’re looking for fresh and delicious food in Jamestown, you can’t go wrong with Southern Roots! They were voted as the High Point area’s winner of our Dine Like A Local contest.
Magnolia Blue ||1807 N. Main St.
Inspired by the eclectic cuisine of the South, Magnolia Blue serves imaginative and creative interpretations of classic dishes. Starting with the highest quality ingredients sourced from the finest suppliers, the carefully chosen and prepared flavors are served in a modern setting with fine wines, aged Bourbons and other premium spirits, and hand crafted cocktails.
Blue Zucchini ||1506 N. Main St.
A down-to-earth bistro & cafe offers sandwiches, salads, and burgers in a cozy and approachable atmosphere. The staff is always friendly and the food is always fresh!
Lulu & Blu || 2140 N. Main St.
Whether you are stopping for dinner, hosting your next private party, or in need of a caterer, Lulu & Blu is your place for it all. They ensure that there is something for everyone, regardless of diet or restrictions.
Real Kitchen & Market || 136 Lexington Ave.
Nestled in the historic section of Old Emerywood, this boutique style restaurant has great food and a warm atmosphere, whether you dine in or enjoy something from their Food to Go menu.
Sweet Old Bill’s || 1232 N. Main St.
Using local and fresh foods whenever possible, SOB’s prides itself on quality food and excellent service. Serving some of the best BBQ in town, SOB’s also offers a wide range of fresh salads, amazing appetizers, homemade fresh sides, and decadent desserts.
Giannos || 1124 Eastchester Dr.
If you are in search of authentic Italian-American cuisine, look no further than Giannos. Family friendly, locally owned, and always delicious!
Earl’s Landing || 400 W. English Road
High Point’s newest fine dining restaurant has officially opened. Located in the amazing Congdon Yards, Earl’s Landing offers a wide array of cuisines. From seafood to butcher cut steaks, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this intimate dining experience.
Sumela || 801 N. Main St.
Opening in 1997, this Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant serves up delicious meals from the grill, from sandwiches to shish kebabs.
WHERE TO DRINK
The Brewer’s Kettle || 1813 N. Main St.
With locations throughout the Triad, The Brewer’s Kettle was the first in the area to provide the community a place for high end craft beer, wine, and cigars. Each location has its own personality and style offering events and tastings sure to quench your thirst!
Paddled South || 602 N Main St
Grab a flight & a paddle and head south for excellent beer, camaraderie and charcuterie from The Blooming Board. With an inviting outdoor space along with food trucks, live music, pop ups and community events, it’s not surprising this is a favorite of locals.
Goofy Foot Taproom & Brewery || 2762 NC 68 #109
Goofy Foot is a community gathering spot where customers can enjoy great craft beer, wine and conversation. This small batch brewery and taproom keeps 18 different beers on tap including their own.
Nomad Wine Works || 432 N Wrenn St
This urban winery and taproom is a new addition to the Downtown High Point Social District. They offer a wide selection of wine, cider, and mead. Be sure to check out their website for all upcoming social events!
Blue Bourbon Jacks || 1310 N Main St.
This well stocked bar offers both an energizing indoor atmosphere with darts and pool tables along with a newly expanded back deck, there is something that resonates with everyone who walks through the door.
THINGS TO DO
High Point by Design is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization that promotes, unites and builds upon the city’s unique creative ecosystem. Their community is composed of notable showrooms and manufacturers, brands, makers, artists, innovators, partners and friends with shared interests and goals, and they spread the word that High Point is open and a year-round resource for design professionals, educators and students, and the community. You can visit these open-to-the-public showrooms year round!
Nido & Mariana Quebin Children’s Museum || 200 Qubein Ave
Opening its doors in April of 2022, local families joke that you’ll need two days to see and explore everything this museum has to offer. Here you can take a spaceship to Mars or dig for dinos at this impressive new children’s museum.
High Point Theater || 220 E Commerce Ave.
Entertaining audiences far and wide, High Point Theater pairs national names with hometown hospitality. A full-service, state-of-the-art, downtown venue with excellent visibility, high-quality sound and lighting as well as projection and streaming capabilities, High Point Theatre customizes every production for patrons and rental clients.
High Point Rockers || 301 N Elm St
Always a good time – a game with the High Point Rockers is a must do activity during baseball season. Keep an eye out for special events and season tickets that you won’t want to miss.
Theatre Art Galleries || 220 E Commerce Ave.
Housed inside the High Point Theatre in downtown High Point, Theatre Art Galleries hosts exhibitions of visual art from local, regional, and internationally recognized artists. In two floors of spacious galleries, TAG programs approximately 16 exhibitions yearly featuring solo and group shows.
WHERE TO STAY
*Pandora’s Manor || 407 W High Ave
Enjoy the finest in Southern hospitality at Pandora’s Manor. Located in the heart of North Carolina, this carefully restored antique home has been transformed into a boutique inn with six unique guestrooms curated by high-profile interior designers. The details in the Manor are exquisite and is worth a stay as a High Point visitor, or even as a staycation spot for a local!
*Grandover Resort and Spa || 1000 Club Road
On the edge of Greensboro and High Point lies the spectacular Grandover Resort and Spa. Enjoy your stay at Grandover in one of their spacious newly renovated rooms. You can also enjoy the many amenities offered on Grandover’s campus. There is a 36-hole championship golf course that is one of the best the Triad has to offer. After golf, experience the amazing spa to receive a massage or facial. Then, browse the amazing local art that the Gallery has to offer. Round off your day by enjoying an incredible meal at DiValletta or Café Expresso East and grab a cocktail at 1808 Bar or 19 & Timber.
NOTE: These businesses are our personal recommendations. If you feel that we have missed a great business in Jamestown, please let us know! We do intend to update this list as amazing new businesses come to Jamestown so if you are about to open your business there, please let us know that as well.
Email [email protected] and we will definitely consider your business nomination for inclusion in this list.