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Vacation in High Point - North Carolina


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Area Overview

Experience life in a place where time is measured in centuries. Explore magnificent gardens, feel the speed and history of NASCAR's Winston Cup Museum. Recognized as North Carolina's City of the Arts, Winston-Salem is also known for international festivals including the National Black Theatre Festival. Watch craftsman at work downtown in the arts district and wander through the 1.4 million acres of the Yadkin Valley, North Carolina's wine growing region. Visit North Carolina's oldest African American church and learn of a heritage unique to the South. Plan to be enriched.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Families here enjoy the arts, concerts, a rich choice of athletics and outdoor activities at Oak Hollow Lake and City Lake Park. High Point has two signature fall events for the community and visitors that include The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival and The High Point Autumn Rowing Festival. The blues festival pays homage to the jazz giant who continues to inspire generations of musicians. The Autumn Rowing Festival brings hundreds of competitors and spectators to the area from greater North Carolina and surrounding states and is the largest rowing event to ever take place in North Carolina. The High Point Country Club has two beautiful clubhouses and one of the state’s top golf courses while Oak Hollow Golf Course is considered a prime public golf course. High Point is home to the String & Splinter Club, the Triad’s finest city club, and great civic clubs including Rotary International and Kiwanis International. High Point features more than 50 retail furniture stores and outlets offering products that span every category, style and price point.

Cultural Activities





For history buffs, High Point offers the High Point Museum, the Heritage Research Center at the High Point Library, Mendenhall Plantation, the Trinity Historic House Museum and the Dr. Thomas Winslow House. The Rosetta C. Baldwin Museum is rich with African-American History as is the February 11 Sit-In Monument, the Washington Street district and the John Coltrane statute, a tribute to the jazz legend who grew up in High Point. If you or a loved one has served our country, the North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, the High Point Veteran’s Memorial in downtown High Point, and the new Carolina Field of Honor all feature displays and memorials honoring those who have bravely served in our armed forces. The High Point Area Arts Council offers programs for kids and adults that feature their affiliates; the Carousel Theatre for kids; regionally known High Point Ballet; The High Point Community Concert Association featuring professional music, theater and dance programs; the High Point Community Theatre featuring local talent; and Piedmont Artists. The Theatre Art Galleries features local and regional exhibits, while offering ongoing art education programs and events.

Attractions






Families here enjoy the arts, concerts, a rich choice of athletics and outdoor activities at Oak Hollow Lake and City Lake Park. High Point has two signature fall events for the community and visitors that include The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival and The High Point Autumn Rowing Festival. The blues festival pays homage to the jazz giant who continues to inspire generations of musicians. The Autumn Rowing Festival brings hundreds of competitors and spectators to the area from greater North Carolina and surrounding states and is the largest rowing event to ever take place in North Carolina. The High Point Country Club has two beautiful clubhouses and one of the state’s top golf courses while Oak Hollow Golf Course is considered a prime public golf course. High Point is home to the String & Splinter Club, the Triad’s finest city club, and great civic clubs including Rotary International and Kiwanis International. High Point features more than 50 retail furniture stores and outlets offering products that span every category, style and price point.

Transportation



Getting around town to explore all that High Point has to offer couldn’t be easier with public transportation including buses, trains, taxis, shuttles as well as specialized transportation for elderly and handicapped residents. The Hi-tran offers thirteen fixed route buses within the High Point city limits and to Guilford County Technical Community College, with reduced fares for senior citizens ages 60 and over. For those who cannot utilize Hi-tran's fixed-route system, Dial-A-Lift offers a specialized transportation service, for those who qualify, to and from employment, medical appointments, school, recreational activities, meals, shopping, and personal business trips. The Piedmont Authority Regional Transportation (PART) bus routes also allow easy transportation from High Point to Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  29.6  39.7  49.8  4.1 "
 February  32.1  43.4  54.7  3.5 "
 March  39.0  51.0  63.1  4.3 "
 April  46.6  59.5  72.3  3.7 "
 May  55.0  67.0  79.1  4.2 "
 June  63.1  74.3  85.5  3.9 "
 July  67.4  78.2  89.0  4.3 "
 August  66.1  76.8  87.4  4.2 "
 September  59.8  70.7  81.6  3.9 "
 October  48.0  60.0  72.0  3.5 "
 November  39.6  50.8  61.9  3.2 "
 December  32.5  42.7  52.9  3.4 "

Best Time To Go:

Fall and spring.

Climate is an important factor for retirees. North Carolina caters to individuals from the North and South looking for milder temperatures throughout the summer and winter months. The average high temperature in High Point usually occurs in August, at 78.7 degrees; the average low temperature is usually in January, at 41.9 degrees. The highest precipitation rates typically occur in June, averaging around five inches.

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