Explore More in 2024 With These 24 Captivating Farmington, New Mexico Experiences
As you navigate through this list of Farmington, New Mexico experiences we hope you will join us and savor each moment, embrace the unique charm of our city, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are 24 captivating things to do in 2024, each promising to add a unique chapter to your Farmington adventure:
- Unearth Your Instincts
Tap into your survival skills at the Farmington Museum & Visitor Center, from February 3 to May 4, and discover Survival: The Exhibition. This traveling exhibit features an immersive experience for all ages and tests essential survival skills in a safe, fun, and interactive environment.
- Take a Scenic Hike Through Bisti Badlands
Explore the surreal landscape of the Bisti Badlands, renowned for its rock formations, hoodoos, and petrified wood. This high desert wilderness is a must for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy geology, hiking, and photography. If you prefer to experience this otherworldly terrain as a guided adventure we highly recommend the guided tours offered by Journey Into the Past Tours and Navajo Tours USA.
- Celebrate Farmington's Festival Spirit
Experience the festive side of Farmington by joining us for signature events like Riverfest, Freedom Days, the Connie Mack World Series, Totah Festival, 4 Corners 4x4 Week, Four Corners Balloon Rally, Southwest Apple & Chile Fest, Road Apple Rally. Check the community calendar at farmingtonnm.org/events for a look at the events lined up for 2024.
- Walk Through History
Step back in time at Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the Aztec Ruins National Monument. Pay a visit to Salmon Ruins, exploring the rich heritage and history of the region. If after visiting each of these historic gems you are still looking to immerse yourself in the history of the Ancestral Puebloans, a tour of the Dinétah Rock Art and Pueblitos is highly recommended.
- Have the Parfect Getaway
Enjoy a round of golf at Pinon Hills Golf Course, a parfect getaway. This scenic course is frequently ranked as one of the best municipal courses in the United States. Recently renovated, this course should be at the of your must-play list.
- Be in Awe at Angel Peak Scenic Area
Known as "the dwelling place of sacred ones" to the Navajo, visit Angel Peak Scenic Area for stunning views of New Mexico badlands.
- Enjoy a Serene Retreat
Experience the tranquility of Farmington by staying at one of our charming Bed and Breakfasts like Casa Blanca Inn & Suites, Casa De Monteagle, Silver River Adobe Inn, and Kokopelli's Cave. Explore more lodging options at FarmingtonNM.org.
- Explore Farmington on Two Wheels
Discover the thrill of high desert mountain biking in Farmington, New Mexico. MTB fans will be thrilled with more than 30 miles of MTB trails within minutes from Main Street and an additional 90 miles of trails within and just outside the city limits. For trail information visit the Farmington Museum & Visitor Center, reference our online trail resources guide, or connect with these local experts: Sandstone Cycles, 505 Cycles, Aztec Adventures.
- Experience Museums Galore
Farmington has a museum for almost every interest! Delve into the rich history of the region with the museum programming and exhibits at E3 Children's Museum & Science Center, Farmington Museum, Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology, Museum of Navajo Art & Culture, the Bolack Electromechanical Museum and Bolack Museum of Fish and Wildlife, Aztec Museum, and Salmon Ruins Museum.
- Try Your Luck
The gaming scene in Farmington is top notch! Catch Live Horse Racing and slots at SunRay Park & Casino or take in live performance, gaming, and dinner at Northern Edge Navajo Casino.
- Gear Up for Adventure
Get your adrenaline pumping with a Farmington off-roading experience! Book a Jeep tour or rental with Bear Automotive. Update your rig at Ultimate Performance UTV or Off Again Auto and connect with local experts like Cliffhangers Four Wheel Drive Club and 505 Outsiders.
- Savor Farmington's Food Scene
Explore diverse cuisines when you take a flavor tour of Farmington's restaurants, from authentic New Mexican at Si Señor to Navajo delights at AshKii's Navajo Grill and Asian flavors at Boons Family Thai BBQ.
- Play It Up with the Family
Plan a day packed with family fun in Farmington! Have a blast at Bisti Bay Waterpark, test your skills in an escape room at Escapology, and then soar into adventure at Fly High Adventure Trampoline Park.
- Support the Local Grower and Maker Scene
Live like a local and meet the area’s growers and makers. The Farmington Growers Market and Downtown Makers Market are the perfect place to explore local farmers and artisans.
- Catch Some New Mexico Waves
Feel the rush of New Mexico waves by kayaking or paddle boarding at Lake Farmington, a perfect adventure for water enthusiasts. If rafting is more your style no worries we have you covered! Desert River Guides offers floats along the Animas and San Juan Rivers from May - September.
- Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Get ready for wild encounters with flora and fauna in the heart of Farmington! Locals and visitors enjoy walking, biking, and running along the 8+ miles of trails along the Animas River Trails. Learn about the birds and native plants you will encounter by beginning your encounter at The Riverside Nature Center.
- Explore Navajo Art & Culture
Immerse yourself in the culture of the region’s Indigenous people by visiting the Museum of Navajo Art & Culture, Toadlena Trading Post & Weaving Museum, and Farmington Indian Center. Discover the beauty of Indigenous artwork by exploring area trading posts and art galleries. We invite you to also support our local Indigenous-owned businesses and enrich your Farmington experience when you visit AshKii's Navajo Grill, Juniper Coffee & Eatery, Nizhoni Soaps.
- Cast Your Line for a Fishing Adventure
Is there anything better than a day of fishing? Discover why Farmington is a fishing hotspot when you experience that first nibble on your line on the San Juan River. If fly fishing isn't for you, no worries we have three rivers and five lakes for you to get hooked on.
- Prepare for a Shopping Extravaganza
Indulge in retail therapy at Farmington's numerous shops and galleries. Our community services much of the retail needs of the region so you will find everything from big box shops to mom and pops. Our art galleries are the perfect space to meet with and buy directly from local artists.
- Make Time for a Lake Day
Begin your lake day at Navajo Lake Marina and indulge in boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming at picturesque Navajo Lake State Park.
- Enjoy An Evening with the Arts
With several local theatre groups, a symphony, and several venues for live performances, it is easy to plan for an evening with the arts. Explore our community calendar for a look at upcoming performances.
- Strike a Pose
A visit to Farmington wouldn't be complete without an iconic photo taken at the Four Corners Monument. Stand where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado meet so you can strike a pose!
- Treat Yourself
Indulge in a sweet treat at Aspen Leaf or take a break with coffee and drinks at Oso Grande Coffee Company, The Studio Bake Shoppe at Artifacts 302, Kool Treats, TeaTok and Manilla Sunrise.
- Explore Art in Public Places
Take a self-guided walking tour through Historic Downtown Farmington and peruse the outdoor sculptures, murals and art installations.
Here's to a year filled with discovery, excitement, and the spirit of Farmington! To learn about all of these adventures follow Visit Farmington on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.