Fargo Travel Guide & Information

Welcome to Fargo, a city located in a state – North Dakota – where everything is WILDER AND BIGGER. Vacationers come to Fargo for its awesome outdoor-scene – from kayaking or canoeing down the famous Red River during the summers to hunting sports during the winter. Rejuvenate your body and breathe the fresh air of this delicate city where you will be met gracefully by the gentle hand of nature.

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Things to do in Fargo

Daytime Attractions:

Red River Zoo: With over 80 different species from all over the world, the Red River Zoo offers a plethora of exhibitions to enjoy – from going face to face with a North American Grey Wolf all the way to witnessing a family of Red Pandas, a mother, a father and their three cubs, cuddling and bonding.

Address: 4220 21st Avenue S

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Contact Information: 1-701-277-9240

S.S. Ruby & Canoe/Kayak/Bike Rental: The S.S. Ruby & Canoe/Kayak/Bike Rental serves as a rental facility for recreational purposes on the Red River and its surrounding environment such as its biking, kayaking and canoeing. It also runs a 45-minute narrated tour boat that teaches about the history, geography and the unique species living around the area. Spend a day outdoors and journey through the unforgettable natural maze of the Red River where you will witness a plethora of wildlife and a variety of plants and trees. S.S. Ruby & Canoe/Kayak/Bike Rental is located a short drive from Fargo.

Address: 202 First Avenue North, Moorhead

Contact Information: 1-701-793-7829

* General Admission (Canoe/Kayak rentals): $7/hour

* General Admission (Bike rentals): $7/hour & $20/day

* General Admission (boat tours): Adult: ($8); Senior ($7); Junior [5-17]($4); & Kids [4 & under](FREE)

Restaurants:

Sarello’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge: This elegant restaurant lavishes itself in its chic Mediterranean-inspired décor, extensive wine list under the direction of wine enthusiast – Jesse Janz, and an amazing course menu under the direction of Tony Nasello. Tony Nasello is the founder of Sarello’s and also the host for the radio wine, food and lifestyle program, “Live with the Lost Italian.” Sarello’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge is located just a short drive from downtown Fargo

Address: 28 Center Mall Avenue, Moorhead

Contact Information: 1-218-287-0238

Paradiso Cantina: OLE! I want chimichanga! Beef taquitos! Tacos! Enchiladas! Ay Chi Hua Hua! This popular Mexican restaurant is the perfect place to munch and relish all the Mexican food you want until you are satisfied. Have a taquito while sipping on a glass of delicious margarita!

Address: 801 38th Street South.

Contact Information: 1-701-282-5747

Nighttime Attraction:

Silver Moon Supper Club: This restaurant is all about the seductive atmosphere of dining, drinking, dancing and live entertainment of the unforgettable days of Frank Sinatra – “When you dance, you’re charming and you’re gentle…especially when you do the Continental…” This restless and upbeat scene will have you boozing and grooving into the late hours of the night.

Address: 309 Roberts Street

Contact Information: 1-701-356-9097

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Where to Stay in Fargo

Wingate by Wyndham Fargo: Starting at $74.63 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), you’re bound for an amazing and cozy stay at this hotel. Its amenities feature airport shuttles, free hot breakfast, free business center, free high speed internet, fitness center, meeting place, pool and whirlpool. Its rooms are oversized with a very simple design and cozy furnishings providing its guests maximum comfort levels and everyday necessities.

Address: 4429 19th Ave Southwest

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Contact Information: 1-701-281-9133

Radisson Hotel Fargo: Starting at $134 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), this hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fargo. Enjoy a stay at the renovated hotel rooms featuring flat screen TV’s, soft tone walls, high-speed internet, panoramic views of the city skyline and many more. The hotel amenities feature complimentary airport shuttle, fitness center, business center, Cityscape Ballroom and its on-site restaurants – Passages Café and Perspective Lounge.

Address: 201 Fifth Street North

Contact Information: 1-701-232-7363

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Passport & Visa Requirements (this is only for the states of the US)

For US Citizens:

Any sort of valid identification (Identification card) in order to board the plane. Note, passport is not needed if you have a identification card to show.

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For Non-US Citizens:

* Passport will be needed

* Non-immigrant visa for temporary stay must be obtained showing your purpose to U.S.

* Nexus Card

We strongly recommend you to check out the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips.

*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.

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When to visit Fargo

The prime time to go to Fargo or anywhere in North Dakota is during the summer season when temperatures are more pleasant and warmer – when canoeing through the Red River becomes a summer hit. In fact, unlike more prominent vacation destinations there is not a massive influx of people vacationing in Fargo, so Fargo’s peak season is still relatively affordable. Many outdoor sport enthusiasts do venture to Fargo or surround places for its pristine hunting grounds and outdoor adventures. The off-peak season tends to be the winter months went temperatures average out at 9 degrees.

Fargo Weather

Average Annual Temperature: 41 Degrees

Average Max Temperature: 51.5 Degrees

Average Min. Temperature: 30.3 Degrees

December - February: 9.8 Degrees

March - May: 41.7 Degrees

June - August: 68.5 Degrees

September – November: 43.8 Degrees

Average Rainfall (inches/year): 19.4 inches

Currency and Language:

Language

The main language spoken in Fargo is English. Other languages:

* Spanish (1.6%)

* Indo-European languages (3.2%)

* Asian or Pacific Island languages (0.8%)