Grab your best friends and get away together for some quality time in Fargo.
Even in winter, Fargo and its sister cities Moorhead and West Fargo have tons of things to do on a girls’ weekend. Most of our recommendations keep you indoors or have you quickly walking from shop to shop to minimize the time you spend outside.
This girls’ getaway spans from Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Mix and match as you see fit to suit your styles.
Full girls’ weekend itinerary
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If you’re getting to the city after work or late in the afternoon, you’ll probably need dinner. Catch up with the ladies at Vinyl Taco over small plate street tacos as vinyl records spin behind the bar.
We recommend the fish tacos (the best in town!) or the barbacoa tacos for non-fish eaters. Make sure you order some margaritas as well, which are served with giant rosemary leaves.
Note: You must be 21 to enter and eat here.
520 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 365-8226
Art night at Creatively Uncorked
After dinner, you can walk up Broadway to Creatively Uncorked for a fun paint night. Most events start at 7:00 p.m. and last until 9:00 p.m. Check their website ahead of time to sign-up and see what you’ll be painting.
Creatively Uncorked | 409 Broadway N, Fargo | (218) 422-5753
After you finish your masterpieces, grab an Uber or drive over to the first urban cidery in the state – Wild Terra. They serve regional craft ciders as well as their own varieties (some made from North Dakota apples!).
If you’ve worked up an appetite, order small plates from their plant-based menu with great gluten free and vegan options. Take your beverages upstairs to the comfy leather couches and relax and chat.
6 12th St N, Fargo | (701) 639-6273
We recommend starting bright and early to get the most out of your day. Note: we’ve oriented this day around hitting some of the best shopping in Fargo, but if you want to mix in some art, make sure to detour to the Plains Art Museum, Rourke Art Museum, or Hjemkomst Center.
Young Blood Coffee Co.
Fargo’s craft coffee scene deserves to be your first stop in the morning… and you can get more than caffeinated. The gourmet toast menu at Young Blood Coffee Co. will fill you up with something warm and (excuse the pun) toasty. Couple that with a hot cup of Joe and you’re ready to tackle your day.
623 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (218) 770-4728
Moorhead Antiques Mall
This large antiques mall is filled to the brim with cool antiques. It opens around 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and we recommend getting there right away to beat the crowds for dibs on incredible pieces.
You’ll find vintage home decor, vinyl records, old signs, and antique furniture (plus tons of hidden gems!).
2811 Main Ave SE, Moorhead | (218) 287-1313
Boutique shopping on Main Ave
Park beside KITTSONA, run across the street to see the Fargo Train Mural and snag a pic together, and then commence your shopping. KITTSONA sells boutique clothing, as does PrimRose Boutique right next door. Continuing west, you’ll run into MINT + BASIL (a home decor boutique), Jessie Blue for clothing, and then Downtown Diva for vintage clothes before finishing at Reed & Taylor’s Antiques.
Nichole’s Fine Pastry
Just down the street from where you’ll end up is Nichole’s Fine Pastry, a French-inspired bakery. Overflowing shelves of small-batch, delicate pastries, cookies, truffles, and decadent cakes fill this cozy shop, but they also serve delicious lunches of sandwiches, soups, quiche, egg bakes, pasta bakes, and salads.
13 8th St S, Fargo | (701) 232-6430
Shopping along Broadway
After your food has settled (and if you can handle a little more shopping), it’s definitely worth wandering up Downtown Fargo’s main drag, Broadway, and stopping in the multitude of shops along the way.
Ones to note for cute gifts and souvenirs are STABO for Scandinavian-inspired goods, O’Day Cache for jewelry and great gift items, Unglued for things all made by local artists, and Zandbroz Variety for everything from books to scented soaps to coffee mugs to wrapping paper.
Broadway N, Fargo
Check out Downtown Fargo’s street art
If it isn’t too cold out, Downtown Fargo has some great street art to check out and get your group Instagram photo with. Here’s our full guide to the street murals of Fargo.
Spend a night on the town.
For tonight’s dinner, get a bit fancier and dine at the HoDo Restaurant & Lounge inside the iconic Hotel Donaldson. Huge windows line the outer walls, giving you a great view of Downtown Fargo’s main drag, and you’ll often find a live band or musician playing.
The food matches the upscale ambiance, so you can get delicious plates of everything from steaks to walleye (Minnesota’s state fish!) to duck breast, and every day the chef whips up a vegan special.
They’ve got a full menu of martinis that we think work great as an after-dinner treat, but if you really want something sweet, check out their dessert menu, too.
101 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 478-1000
Proof Artisan Distillers
If you have time before your show, stop in at Proof for a cocktail made with their house-made gin, vodka, liqueur, whiskey, or bourbon. Their skilled mixologists will concoct a delicious drink for you from the extensive cocktail list.
414 4th Ave N, Fargo
Catch a show at the Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 239-8385
Other nightlife options
Looking for something else for your group? The Aquarium is a great place to look for live music, while The Cellar is the city’s only dedicated comedy club for some late-night laughs. Pictured below is The Sanctuary, a great spot to look for larger musical acts and shows.
After your long day yesterday (and possibly your late night), relax this morning before starting on your fun Sunday plans.
Morning pick-me-up at Stumbeano’s Coffee Bar
Before brunch, stop by Stumbeano’s Coffee Bar for a cup of their incredible drip coffee made with beans they roast themselves. This hidden cafe can be found in the basement next to The Boiler Room off of Broadway.
210 Broadway N #92, Fargo | (701) 356-5575
Brunch at Twist or Bloody Mary’s at Pounds
Depending your moods, you could opt for a more traditional brunch – Twist serves a dedicated brunch menu from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And, they have an entire menu dedicated to vegans!
220 N Broadway Dr, Fargo | (701) 526-0149
If you’re in need of some hair of the dog, the impressive Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bars at Pounds will have just the ticket, with their massive selection of build-your-own ingredients. You can pile veggies, pizza rolls, grilled cheese sandwiches, sausage, shrimp, chicken strips, cheese, and more into your glass, so your drink doubles as your meal (or you can order food alongside it).
612 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 478-1234
Escape House Fargo
Test your puzzle skills and possibly meet some other travelers or locals while trying to escape together. Escape House Fargo has one of the hardest escape rooms in the city (just 15% of people escape!), but they also have easier options that pit you against the clock. You have 60 minutes to unlock the codes and get out of any of their themed rooms, from the difficult Flood the City room to a detective’s office or Nana’s Condo.
Make sure you book your time slot ahead of your visit to ensure availability!
14 Roberts St, Fargo | (701) 540-6548
Finish your winter trip with a truly outdoorsy activity.
If you brought your own skates, Fargo and its sister cities Moorhead and West Fargo have over 30 outdoor rinks to choose from, including Downtown on Ice in the heart of Downtown Fargo.
Needing to rent skates? Every Sunday from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m., Moorhead Sports Center holds open skating ($3 entry) and has plenty of rental sizes available for just $1!
2400 4th Ave S, Moorhead | (218) 299-5354
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