Farmington, NM is home to a wealth of history, nature and unique local flare. An outdoor enthusiast's paradise, activities include rafting, hiking and biking. Old ruins make the region perfect for history buffs. All of this and more is close to Farmington, NM hotels by Choice Hotels.
Settle in with one of these Farmington hotels and then visit these attractions:
Salmon Ruins features 11th-century ruins, artifacts, a 19th-century homestead and more. You can spend several hours at this preserved site. Archaeologists are often onsite, as the San Juan County Archaeological Research Center is located there as well.
Offering spectacular rock formations, Bisti/De-Na-Za Wilderness is perfect for hiking and exploring. Unlike national parks, however, trails are not marked and may be difficult during the rainy season. Bring drinking water and sunscreen during the dry season and enjoy.
At Pinon Hills Golf Course, guests can enjoy 18 holes of golf as well as some great food. The Pinon Hills Burger is highly recommended by locals. The course is rated the fourth best municipal golf course in the United States by Golfweek Magazine.
Featuring domestic history and the story of Farmington's oil industry, the Farmington Museum is located in the Gateway Visitor Center. A trading post shows you how local natives did business long ago. The gift shop is filled with even more information and unique souvenirs.
At the Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village you can see a 1900s village. A general store, post office, doctor's office, jail and more were reconstructed to depict life as it was more than 100 years ago. Some of the Indian ruins on the property are restored while others remain untouched. You can easily spend a couple of hours at this museum.
Sample several local brews at the Three Rivers Brewery and choose a favorite to enjoy with a locally acclaimed meal. The building dates back to 1912 and its age lends ambiance to the local flair. The brewery also runs a pizza parlor next door.
A backdrop of history and a wealth of outdoor activities make this city an exciting destination. Check out Choice Hotels in Farmington, NM for a stay that feels like home.
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