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Old 10-21-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Last weekend I had the time of my life in Pittsburgh and my next free weekend is the weekend of Nov. 4-6th. Any recommendations for things for me and the lady to do in Fargo?
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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Last weekend I had the time of my life in Pittsburgh and my next free weekend is the weekend of Nov. 4-6th. Any recommendations for things for me and the lady to do in Fargo?
Oh god, I was in Pittsburgh over the summer I loved it
I'm a native New yorker but I live in seattle at the moment. Fargo was OK but it was boring to me. Compared to Pittsburgh Fargo is boring. I was in Fargo 6 months ago.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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It's too far to go. SORRY!
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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It's too far to go. SORRY!
Huh? I'll be in Sioux Falls on Friday anyways... It's definitely not too far for my adventurous self.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Oh god, I was in Pittsburgh over the summer I loved it
I'm a native New yorker but I live in seattle at the moment. Fargo was OK but it was boring to me. Compared to Pittsburgh Fargo is boring. I was in Fargo 6 months ago.

I would imagine that a city with 2 million more people in the metro area, would make Fargo seem a little boring.

That's not a great weekend to visit Fargo if you are looking for interesting local activities. It's deer hunting opening weekend and a lot of things aren't scheduled that weekend, because people are out of town. North Dakota State plays football out of town also, so that cancels a chance to see thousands of people tailgating in the Fargodome parking lot. There's also nothing scheduled at Scheels Arena those days. People are still hung over from Halloween, and saving their money for Black Friday.

Basically your best bet is to take in local indoor activites. It'll be too cold for checking out some of the beautiful golf courses, and the lakes. Also too cold for outdoors things like street fairs, expositions, and amusement centers. Assuming you are not on a tight budget, here are some things to consider.

  • A room at the Hotel Donaldson. Expensive but nice, book early for best rate. Check out their website. They supposedly have a great restaurant and their lounge is not bad. Check out the shops downtown while you are there.
  • Plains Art Museum. Lots of artsy stuff. Fancy accreditation.
  • The Hub bar. It's a big building with multiple bars inside, so there's something for everyone.
  • Fargo Billiards and Gastropub. Most awesome billiard place on the planet, and largest one in the Western Hemisphere. Very nice elevated restaurant in the center of it all. Even if you don't play pool, you can hang out in the lounge/restaurant and watch everything.
  • Book a room at the Holiday Inn and blow some money playing blackjack in the casino. $1-$25 limits. Proceeds go to charity. When you get drunk, you can stumble back to your room without calling a cab. There are blackjack tables all over Fargo in the bars.
  • Book a reservation at Toscana. Nice romantic authentic Italian restaurant in downtown Fargo. Or.......W.F. Maxwells out in West Fargo.
  • JL Beers, both downtown and West Fargo.
  • Take in a movie on the Ultrascreen at the West Acres Cinema.

All of these places have websites you can check out if you think you want to learn more. Just Google them.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Wow, yeah, after research it doesn't look like much is going on there this time of the year! I have been covering a lot of different cities, lately.

Maybe I'll move Denver up and try Fargo another time.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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Wow, yeah, after research it doesn't look like much is going on there this time of the year! I have been covering a lot of different cities, lately.

Maybe I'll move Denver up and try Fargo another time.

Lots going on in Denver. Fargo's great in summer and there is a lot to do in June and July if you can postpone your trip that long. (I lived there for a looooong time.) 70s near 80 in Denver right now, but snow expected later this week. But, I'm guessing (hoping?) it will be fairly mild in early Nov in Denver. November is not really the best time to visit Fargo, other than movies, shopping, drinking, eating--things that you can do pretty much anywhere.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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I went after all. The watering holes are outstanding, the people are fun and friendly, and the shopping is surprisingly good! The University has a lot going on, if you Fargoans aren't too aware! Town seemed to be bustling.

Sadly, I left my camera in the car most of the time. Fargo's sweet though! I love your state! I even drove out to Valley City and a little further than that to see some quite interesting topography and charming little towns. Who knew North Dakota actually had... stuff!?
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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Yeah! I'm glad you had a good visit. There are definitely lots of places to eat/drink, but you are right about there not being a lot of photo ops at this time of year. I highly recommend a return visit in the summer, as there is a lot going on and it's a very nice place when the weather is mild. If you or your lady friend like shopping the Fargo Street Fair is very cool--I'd highly recommend that in the summer. Plus there are some fun places to shop in downtown Fargo. And you're right about the people - many of the nicest people in the world are in Fargo (and other parts of ND/MN) but I'm biased. :-)
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