Fargo, a North Dakota city, was a popular, attractive city to begin with, but now thousands flock to the area thanks to popular movies and television shows that are 'staged' in the city. Leisure, fun, and relaxation are the orders of each day in Fargo, but there is quite a bustle in the business scenes of downtown.
Fargo is separated into the outskirts for nature lovers and travelers seeking peace and quiet, and then the inner city of an arts scene, museums, zoos, and restaurants for families, couples, and weekend trippers. You might even stumble upon a casino or two, and there are plenty of historic monuments to admire everywhere you go.
Food is a big deal wherever you go. . . especially in Fargo!
There is nothing quite like traveling to experience new flavors and authentic cuisine in different areas of the United States, or even worldwide. With that said, Fargo restaurants are abundant, each with different specialties, like American, Italian, French, and German. There are even a few cheap eateries and fast food places, as well as mom-and-pop shops and family-owned, decades-old diners. Take your pick.
Granite City Food & Brewery combines the best of American yum with fresh-brewed, local craft beers. You can take a tour of the breweries to learn how everything works, while sipping on multiple samples of delicious home brews. Then settle in for a three-course meal of cheddar ale soup, flatbread pizza or grilled steak, and a chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream. Weekend waits can get lengthy, so book a reservation in advance to avoid the line.
Family-friendliness is a mega part of the city's appeal and there are dozens of Fargo attractions that kids and adults alike would love. Red River Zoo is one such place. Located off of 23rd Avenue South, the zoo is built on 33 acres of lush lands that used to be used to for a ranch. From the end of April through October, see over 80 species of amazing creatures, like red pandas, meerkats, baby goats, and giant tortoises—to name a few.
Zookeepers are posted throughout the zoo, ready to answer any questions anyone might have about the park or the animals. Kids love the ginormous, zoo-centered carousel, while adults are thankful for the shaded picnic areas, rest benches, and small concessions stands.
If you love a great arts scene, head downtown to 1st Avenue North in Fargo. The Plains Art Museum is a must-see for anyone with an afternoon to peruse and admire all kinds of great artworks from different eras throughout history. Spacious and open, the museum features artwork from many different cultures and artists, like regional Native Americans, folk, local, and contemporary.
There are also classes, lectures, and art history programs that you can get into to learn more about the museum’s collections and art in general. The average guest spends around 2 hours in this art museum, so bring a comfy pair of sneakers.
There are many fun things to do and see in Fargo!
This means the average traveler needs more than one day to experience it all. There are several hotels in Fargo that travelers of all kinds will love. For example—the Holiday Inn Express Fargo, C’mon Inn, Delta Hotel by Marriott, and Candlewood Suites.
Holiday Inn Express Fargo
Ranked one of the best hotels in Fargo, the Holiday Inn Express Fargo on 19th Avenue South is a comfortable, accommodating place to spend a night, or a whole week. Their amenities span basic to luxurious, as the hotel staff strives to make your experience both positive and comfy. Past guests comment via online reviews that customer service is superb, with staff going out of their way to ensure each guest has a great time. Notable accommodations include free daily breakfasts, free high-speed internet and basic cable access, a swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness center, free parking for guests, and self-serve laundry facilities [bring your quarters].
Feeling daring and adventurous? Try your luck at the Fargo Escape Room, where visitors are locked in a clue-filled, themed room and given an allotment of time to escape and win.
Charming and comfortable, the C’mon Inn is aptly named for its friendliness and pleasant atmosphere. The hotel is buzzing with knowledgeable, polite staff—all doing their best to ensure you feel safe, secure, and comfy. Price-wise, this hotel is budget-friendly, so you can expect fair prices that are often lowered with monthly deals and holiday specials.
A few notable accommodations include multiple hot tubs, DIY waffles with a complimentary breakfast, a swimming pool and kiddie wading pool, a games room with a ping-pong table, and free movies at check-in.
The Delta Hotel by Marriott
On 42nd Street Southwest, The Delta Hotel by Marriott is an average-priced hotel that secures a positive experience with comfortable accommodations and great customer service. Guests are given free breakfast vouchers for grab-and-go items from the breakfast buffet. Or, guests can pay an extra fee at the front desk for hot made-to-order breakfasts throughout their stay. Their on-site restaurant is manned by an award-winning chef, so the hotel is known for dishing out delicious meals on a daily basis.
Other accommodations include room service, a fitness center, a swimming pool and hot tub, a business center, free internet access, and airport transportation or shuttle bus services. Check out the Roger Maris Museum, less than a mile from the hotel, where exhibits pay tribute to a local, legendary baseball player.
One of the most budget-friendly hotels in Fargo, Candlewood Suites is a family-friendly place to stay for a weekend or longer. Each room is outfitted with comfy queen-sized beds and clean, fresh linens, an en-suite, well-stocked bathroom with excellent shower pressure, a sitting area with a desk and cozy chair, and a small half-kitchen with a mini fridge, freezer, and microwave. Breakfast options, such as muffins and bagels, are made available every morning for a small fee.
Or, you could opt for coffee until lunchtime, then head to Grand Junction Grilled Subs for one of their famous, delicious sub sandwiches.
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