How to Have the Best Summer in High Point

A little boy runs through a splash pad sprinkler in High Point, NC at Blessing Park.
Blessing Park | Brandon Lee Cook Media

The first day of summer might still be a few weeks away (June 21, here we come!), it’s not too early to start planning how you’re going to have the best summer ever in High Point, NC! Whether you like to cool off inside or soak up some sun outdoors – High Point has a way of making sure every age has the #BestSummerEver.  

Cheer on the High Point Rockers

The High Point Rockers field at Truist Point in High Point, NC.
The High Point Rockers Stadium | Kelli Gowdy Photography

Does anything say “summer” like cracking open some peanuts and cheering for the home team? We can’t think of anything better! Get your tickets today to enjoy a night with your neighbors out at the ballpark. (And don’t forget, on Friday nights you can enjoy fireworks on the field!)

Spend a Day at the Children’s Museum or Q’s Corner

A room full of water features at the Nido & Mariana Qubein Children's Museum.
Water Works at The Nido & Mariana Qubein Children's Museum | Maria West Photography

Parents, you know the feeling of, “Oh my gosh, how is it ONLY 11AM?” For those long days at home with school’s out, give the kiddos a way to stretch their legs and their imaginations. At the Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum, you can let the little ones splash in the water room and dig for fossils. They can even get their fill of learning (in a fun way!) at the STEAM lab and Mars Academy.  

A room full of swings and toys at Q's Corner, an accessible play gym in High Point, NC.
Q's Corner | Red Cardinal Studio

For especially active little ones, you can also explore Q’s Corner – High Point’s inclusive and accessible play gym. With sensory rooms, virtual reality light rooms, and tons of accessible playground equipment, Q’s Corner means everyone can get their wiggles out this summer.   

Book a Staycation

Pandora's Manor, a boutique hotel in High Point, NC.
Pandora's Manor | Courtesy of High Point Market Authority

We love travel as much as the next person, but sometimes you just need a weekend to discover your hometown and not worry about complicated travel plans. Plus with gas prices like they are (yikes!), you don’t have to travel far to have a unique stay-cation experience! Book several nights at High Point’s boutique hotel, Pandora’s Manor. The house, built in 1905, is renovated with custom rooms designed by acclaimed designers. Pick one that suits your stay-cation fancy!  

Sign up for Summer Camps at Parks & Rec

Kids hiking in High Point, NC at Piedmont Environmental Center.
Piedmont Environmental Center | Maria West Photography

If you just need a break from the constant mom-ing or dad-ing this summer, High Point Parks & Rec offers so many great summer camps that your kids will love! From trailblazing to sports skill building, P&R gives campers the chance to enjoy the summer to the fullest at our beautiful parks facilities.  

Take a Brewery Crawl

Girls stand at Brown Truck Brewery in High Point, NC.
Brown Truck Brewery | Alicia Schwanke Photography

Summer is for ice-cold beer, and as Nick Miller would say, “The crawl is for all!” And with so many great breweries in High Point, you can enjoy a selection of craft brews from our local beer-masters. From Brown Truck Brewery to the Brewer’s Kettle, to Paddled South Brewing Co., to Goofy Foot Taproom & Brewery – you can enjoy pours throughout the city.  

Join the PoP Club at the Farmer’s Market

Everyone loves getting fresh produce and foods at the High Point Farmer’s Market each Saturday, but this summer you’ll have even more opporunities to the whole family to enjoy the market. Introducing the Power of Produce Club (or PoP Club)! The PoP Club, sponsored by the Greater High Point Food Alliance, let’s kids under the age of 12 take part in educational programs wit arts and crafts to learn more about healthy eating, cooking, and literacy. Each little one who participates in the PoP Club fun will receive three $1.00 tokens to spend at the farmer’s market! So head down to the market all summer to get PoP-ing!  

A boy and his father buy strawberries at the High Point Farmer's Market.
High Point Farmer's Market | Maria West Photography

Splash at Blessing Park

A splash pad at Blessing Park in High Point, NC, open for summer.
Blessing Park | Brandon Lee Cook Media

Summer and splashing go hand-in-hand! What kid doesn’t love a splashy day in the sun? Head over to Blessing Park at Truist Point to enjoy a day of water works and sunshine. Open daily starting at 11AM, call 336-888-1000 for more info on the park!  

Discover our High Points, 

The HPD Team