In the foothills of the Tar Heel state, High Point is best known for its furnishings industry. This city in North Carolina is known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World” for its historic cabinet-making industry. Not only does it host the largest furnishings industry trade fair in the world, which has more than 100,000 exhibitors, it also attracts regular shoppers looking to kit out their houses. The city’s heritage is proudly celebrated with various sights, including the 10m-tall (33ft) World’s Largest Chest of Drawers, an ever-popular selfie spot, and the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library. It’s not just for cabinet-heads though. High Point’s history has made it a fascinating place to understand more about American culture, for example at the Museum of Old Domestic Life. Whatever you’re in town for, make sure you check in to one of these excellent hotels, all bookable on Culture Trip.
Located right on Main Street, this inn is walking distance for pretty much whatever you’ll need for your time in High Point, whether that’s live shows at High Point Theatre, furniture business at the Market Square showroom complex or chilling out in Armstrong Park. The rooms are spacious and clean, and have their own mini-fridges and coffee makers, while suites with sofas are available if you want to spread out. Breakfast and parking are free ‒ two more ticks.
This smart three-star chain option is a clean and comfortable base for your time in High Point. Located 3mi (5km) from downtown, it’s surrounded by mall-style shopping options, and just five minutes’ drive from Oak Hollow Lake and its 18-hole public golf course. Breakfast at the on-site Starbucks, and relax after your day shopping or sightseeing in the saltwater swimming pool and jacuzzi, before a drink around the fire pit in the courtyard garden.
In the south of High Point’s sprawl, just off the I-85, this comfortable Holiday Inn Express is an excellent choice whether you’re here to work or play. For the former, you’ll find a business centre with printing and copying facilities, as well as super-fast free wifi and laptop station in your room. Everyone will enjoy the outdoor pool (open May-September), free breakfast and complimentary coffee in the lobby.
Another Archdale address, the Hampton Inn is great if you’re in town to get your mitts on a new wardrobe ‒ it’s within easy driving distance of two big furniture hotspots, High Point Market Authority and Furnitureland South. A Hilton hotel, it has clean and tidy rooms, free wifi and an outdoor pool. The daily free breakfast buffet deserves special note for a champion spread complete with hot course, cheese and berries.