Let’s face it, if you’re anything like us, you can’t help but look for the best Instagram-worthy moments everywhere you go. And with access to our phone cameras at any hour of the day, you never know when you’re going to stumble upon the perfect picture: that smile from one of your kiddos, a sweet moment with a girlfriend, a playful pup, or that perfect cold brew latte.
While we want you to feel free to post about and share all the things in your life that tell your story, we know how fun it can be to sculpt your social media feed around some of the beautiful and quirky backdrops in High Point.
So if you’re looking for a picture that’s worth a thousand words, these spots tell a whole story! Grab your phone, a buddy, and a sunny day and head to one of these spots to celebrate High Point with a selfie. Afterwards be sure to share with us your favorite photos by using the hashtag, #HPDSelfieSpot.
1. The Pit – 126 West High Ave.
One of the top selfie spots on our list is always this community gallery, known as “the Pit” in downtown High Point. This space, open for graffiti artists to create and recreate is fun, bright, and definitely quirky. And it provides the COOLEST backdrops for all your selfie needs.
2.The Atlas statue – High Point University, in front of Roberts Hall
High Point University has no shortage of great photo ops, but we love the scale of the massive Atlas statue at HPU. It’s a great spot to snap a picture, and share with your followers when you’re feeling on top of the world.
The High Point University campus is open 6:00 am to 8:00pm, 7 days a week for community members to visit campus. We do encourage you to call first to ensure special events have not limited our normal campus visiting hours. Please call the Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 for up to date campus information.
3. High Point Station – 100 West High Ave.
The Amtrak station in the heart of downtown High Point provides some of the best portrait/selfie backgrounds in the city. The urban, historic feel, the exposed materials, and the downtown cityscape make this an especially picturesque backdrop.
4. Chest of Drawers – 508 North Hamilton St.
What’s more iconic than High Point’s famous chest of drawers? These drawers, dating back to 1926, are known as the “World’s Largest Chest of Drawers.” Stand below it and snap away – you’re sure to capture a fun and classic photo.
5. Natuzzi building – 130 West Commerce Ave.
Known as the “ship” building, the Natuzzi shows off some of the beautiful architecture downtown High Point is known for. Snap a picture in front of High Point’s half-building, half-ship, and show off your Furniture Capital pride.
6. John Coltrane statue – At the corner of Commerce and Hamilton
Paying homage to one of High Point’s most famous residents, the jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane’s statue is a great place to selfie. Share with the world that you live in the city where the man, the myth, the legend, grew up.
7. Dog House mural – 668 North Main St.
This High Point restaurant has been a staple in our community since its founding in 1942! We’ve long loved the hot dogs that the Dog House prepares, but we especially love the mural they added to their identity in the last few years. Snap a selfie of you AND your chili dog!
8. Brown Truck Brewery – 1234 North Main St.
The outdoor space of BTB is just begging to be selfie-d. Grab a group of friends and pose in front of the Rock ‘n’ Roll mural on their patio, and show off your favorite craft beer and good times.
9. Brian Davis Frog Mural – 201 West English Rd.
Brian Davis makes all of High Point so much more colorful with his incredible murals. While you can find his work outside of several shops (BBJ’s, the WiFi Wine Bar & Shoppe, and more,) one of Brian’s original murals, and one of our favs, is the tree frog mural on English Road. This talented HP artist creates backdrops that are sure to make for bright selfies with a pop.
10. The Rockers’ Stadium
There’s a whole new level of selfies at the Rockers’ stadium. Get a pic as you grab the High Point Rocker Horse, or show off with a group of friends at High Pints. Snap a selfie with your kids in the kids’ zone, or turn around and capture a selfie with our players in the background.
So many ways to selfie in High Point, and we want to see them all! Share your selfies from all over the city here with the hashtag #HPDSelfieSpot. We think your picture deserves to be seen.
Discovering our High Points,
The HP Discovered Team