Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series.. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Fargo? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Fargo?”
Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when we say “Fargo”? You’re not alone if you said “that show with Chris Rock” or “that movie with Steve Buscemi.” But North Dakota’s largest city is far too often depicted as “that place from the movie” or a barren landscape full of snow. It’s full of cool eateries, interesting craft drink projects, vibrant art and a collectively awesome sense of humor. When we Fifty Granders talk about exploring the best of the U.S., especially the spots overlooked often, this is what we mean. Say it with us: Fargo! With multiple universities, a thriving downtown and a population that’s grown by 23 percent since 2010 — 23 percent! — more people are discovering Fargo’s welcoming nature and little-big-town vibe. Let’s check ’er out. Here are the best things to do in Fargo right now.