School’s out for summer—time for a much-needed family vacation!
When planning a family getaway, you want to make sure you’re choosing a destination that offers something fun for everyone in your crew, from tiny tots to teens—to even mom and dad, who make this memorable trip possible. And High Point, North Carolina is just the place!
High Point’s wide array of family-friendly attractions make for the ideal vacation destination. This hidden gem of a city is home to some of the state’s best attractions, restaurants, and shops.
Take a look at all the fun waiting to be had—and all the memories waiting to be made—in High Point.
Things to Do with Kids in High Point, NC
Every destination has something special that makes it stand out from the rest. For High Point, it’s the truly unique attractions you won’t find elsewhere in the state or region.
Here’s a look at the city’s newest attractions, outdoor activities, as well as indoor attractions and fun things to do just for mom and dad.
High Point’s newest attractions
Put the “happiest place in High Point”—Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum, located downtown—at the top of your list of must-dos. This state-of-the-art children’s museum, which opened at the end of April 2022, boasts 75,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor activity, including two floors packed with hands-on exciting exhibits and an outdoor adventure zone with a double-decker carousel.
The brand-new museum is fun for children of all ages, from babies to teens. The diverse, interactive exhibits include everything from a Courage Climber to Mars Academy to lego rooms and STEAM labs. Even better? Daily admission is only $10! Reservations are required (and tickets go fast!), so purchase tickets ahead of time.
Another new High Point hot spot to check out is Ziggys Space, an outdoor live music venue in downtown High Point. Here you’ll find family-friendly concerts throughout the year, with performances by both well-known and upcoming artists, ranging from country to reggae to rock and everything in between.
Ziggy’s is located at COHAB Space, one of the newest creative hubs in High Point where visitors can look forward to a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
Ziggy’s is perfect for a date night for mom and dad or a night out with the whole family. Check out their calendar and make sure to see a show while you’re in High Point.
If you and your kiddos love agritourism destinations where you can enjoy a fun, hands-on experience with nature, High Point has just what you’re looking for! Locals and visitors from all over love to visit All-A-Flutter Farms, a butterfly and pollinator agritourism farm located less than 10 miles from downtown. Book a farm tour to get up close with the butterflies and other farm critters, or catch a family show on select Saturdays throughout the year!
For a variety of outdoor adventures, Kersey Valley Attractions is just the ticket. From ziplining to outdoor laser tag—and the sunflower extravaganza in late summer/early fall—parents and kids alike will have a blast all day long!
City Lake Park also offers a number of outdoor family-friendly activities. Here you can enjoy it all—boating, paddling, riding trains, playing mini golf, riding the carousel, and more. Buckets full of memories are waiting to be made at this classic High Point hangout.
Even if you’re not an avid baseball fan, your High Point visit wouldn’t be complete without catching a High Point Rockers Baseball game! The team plays at Truist Point Stadium, located downtown in the heart of all the High Point action. Check out the 2022 schedule and get your tickets for an evening of classic family fun enjoying a game of ball over some ballpark grub and ice-cold drinks.
If you and your crew love to hike, head to Piedmont Environmental Center, a short drive from downtown High Point. This scenic preserve offers 6.6 miles of nature trails, educational classes for all ages, and small animal exhibits.
Download the Piedmont Discovery App to find a variety of parks and trails throughout High Point and the surrounding area and discover the natural beauty via water activities, sports, hiking, and more.
If a rainy day crops up or you’re simply looking to cool off indoors for a while, High Point offers the full gamut of indoor fun your family is sure to love!
Check out Q’s Corner, an inclusive play center in the heart of High Point with activities for children of all ages and abilities.
Take a trip to High Point Museum for a little history and entertainment. Learn about the rich history of our beautiful area, and take part in the occasional childrens’ activities on the weekends.
Of course, High Point also has all the family-fun classics, like putt-putt golf and bowling, as well as a trampoline park and skate center.
Mom’s Day Out
While High Point offers countless family-friendly attractions, there is plenty to do for adults, as well! Moms, take a morning, afternoon, or day to relax while you’re in town.
For some retail therapy, check out the city’s array of charming shops. Browse boutique clothing, jewelry, bags, books, art, home goods and so much more! Perhaps you’ll find the perfect souvenir you’ve been searching for.
If you love to shop furniture and homegoods, you’re in the right place! High Point is known as the Home Furnishings Capital of the World™, and is home to more than 100 furniture stores and outlets, with more than 1,000 brands to shop!
Need an evening to “wine” down? High Point’s local wine shops have you covered! Make your down time even more fun with a charcuterie board and a glass of wine at The Blooming Board in downtown High Point.
Just For Dad
Don’t worry, dads, High Point has plenty of options for you, too!
With three world-class golf courses, you’ll have more than your fair share of golf fun. Each course offers a challenging yet enjoyable experience for golfers of every skill level.
Oak Hollow Golf Course is a particularly special course, as it’s one of the few Pete Dye-designed municipal golf courses in the country and has been ranked one of the best courses in the South. This scenic course is also situated next to Oak Hollow Lake and Campground.
After a day of golf, stop at one of our local breweries for a cold, locally made craft brew. Enjoy a beverage within the Social District while visiting the walkable businesses downtown. Participating partners within the Social District include The Blooming Board, Truist Point Stadium, Plank Street Tavern, and Bevelry and Cahoots, both located inside Stock + Grain Assembly. It’s a great way to end a relaxing day!
Family-Friendly Restaurants in High Point, NC
One of the most important—and fun—parts of a vacation is deciding where to eat. High Point offers something for everyone, every palate.
Want to eat dinner in a family-friendly environment? How about an outdoor lunch where your dog can join? Are you looking for the best dessert spot? High Point has it all!
Start your day with a delicious breakfast from one of our local bakeries. Don’t forget to stop for coffee to fuel up before a long day of exploring!
For lunch, High Point has several options with outdoor seating. Savor the local flavors while taking in the vibrance of the city! If you brought Fido along, High Point has several dog-friendly spots, too!
Can’t forget a North Carolina staple: barbeque! Don’t leave High Point without trying an authentic, homemade barbeque dish from these local favorites.
Make sure to visit one of our breweries for a late lunch or dinner after a fun-filled day. Most have live music and food trucks, so the kids can enjoy a meal and entertainment while mom and dad sip on award-winning craft beer.