Famous for being the setting of a Coen Brothers film, Fargo often surprises visiting tourists. Fargo is home to several universities, a minor league baseball team, several theatres, art galleries and museums, a zoo, and a horse-racing track.
Fargo is on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota, and shares a metro area with the city of Moorhead across the border. With a number of universities and colleges between the two cities, the population of Fargo-Moorhead is always young and energetic, and ensures a bustling nightlife.
Buildings are designed to ensure people go outdoors as little as possible, as winters are notoriously harsh and inhospitable. Fargo is also a popular stop on road trips across the northern US, acting as a gateway to the outdoor pleasures and pursuits of North Dakota.
These activities include hiking, canoeing, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, biking, and camping in summer, and snowmobiling, skiing, and ice fishing in winter. A holiday in Fargo combines the best of both city and country life, making it an ideal destination for those who can't decide.
Fargo has the humid continental climate typical of the Great Plains, with four distinct seasons and huge swings in temperature throughout the year. The city experiences long, cold winters with heavy snow, and warm, humid summers with frequent thunderstorms.
Summers (June to August) have average temperatures between 55°F (13°C) and 82°F (28°C). May and June are the wettest months. Winters (December to March) are bitterly cold, with temperatures below freezing for weeks on end and an average of 52 inches (132cm) of snow each season.
Public transport in the Fargo-Moorhead area caters specifically to the local university population. MATBUS operates 22 fixed routes around the region from Monday to Saturday. Getting around the Fargo-Moorhead area is easiest by car, however.
Parking is easily available in most areas, and the city itself is easy to navigate as it is set up in a classic grid pattern. Note that winter conditions can be extreme, and drivers unaccustomed to snow and ice are advised against hiring a car in the winter months.
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