Part of the New Mexico commercial hub known as the Four Corners, Farmington is a rapidly growing community that offers something special for everyone. From sports complexes to unique local boutiques and five-star restaurants, there’s never a dull moment.
Guests visiting Farmington during the warm summer months can treat themselves to a scenic jog on the Berg/Animas Trail system which consists of a number of nature and paved trails where they can witness a variety of wildlife or have a picnic. They can also make the short trip to Farmington Lake where they can spend the day fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and swimming in the crystal clear waters. Alternatively, they can rent a UTV or ATV from Four Corners Explorers and go four wheeling or horseback riding in Chokeberry Canyon. Those looking to experience a healthy dose of New Mexico culture can take a tour of the Farmington Museum, while those with a more general interest in education can tour the B-Square Ranch to see animal and motor vehicle exhibits. Guests who are of legal age might also enjoy a few drinks some tasty pug-style food at Three Rivers Brewery.
Farmington boasts a large selection of vacation rentals. The available rentals include everything from small single-rooms in the homes of locals to full, modern houses with basements and wrap around porches. There is a rental for guests of every budget and personality, as well as minimum stay and maximum stay regulations that suit every type of vacation.
The best time to visit Farmington is from June to September, as the average temperature during this time sits somewhere between mild and moderate, and boasts the most sunshine.
A few of Farmington’s most beloved annual events include the Boat & Float Festival, Spring Fling, Jazz Fest, Easter EGGStravaganza, and Riverfest. Riverfest celebrates the area’s rivers by way of activities, live entertainment, music, and food. The Road Apple Rally is another great event, offering Farmington’s local mountain bikers the chance to earn bragging rights through races, and guests the opportunity to watch the action up close.
Many visiting families find delight in visiting the Salmon Ruins -- a historical site on the outskirts of the city that boast a number of museums and local ruins, and others prefer the traditional educational approach that the E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center which features a toddlers area, hands-on activities and interactive science exhibits, a gift shop, and a number of fun monthly events. Other fun family-friendly activities include geocaching, and visiting the San Juan College planetarium.