May starts summer off right in North Dakota, where you can have your say of outdoor adventure, live entertainment or quiet retreats. Theodore Roosevelt National Park turns 40 this year, so carve out some time to experience this spectacular national treasure. A range of musical talent travels through the area this month, so don’t miss out on fun, lively performances. Hit the hiking and biking trails around the state or run Fargo’s streets in one of several race events at the Fargo Marathon.
BISMARCK, N.D. –- Nationally, the travel industry contributes $2.4 trillion to the U.S. economy, and one in every nine American jobs depends on the industry. The impact of this is significant right here in North Dakota with travel spending and economic impact in all 53 counties.
In recognition of the travel industry’s significant contributions to our state, Gov. Doug Burgum has declared May 6-12 “North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week.”
Five Governor’s Travel and Tourism Awards recognizing the passion and dedication of North Dakotans who have contributed to the growth of travel and tourism were presented today at the 2018 North Dakota Travel Industry Conference in Fargo. The awards were presented by Jodi Uecker, chief operating officer in the North Dakota Governor’s Office, Department of Commerce Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman and Destination Marketing Association of North Dakota President Suzie Kenner.
Longer days and warmer temperatures are on the way, making weekends perfect for outdoor activities and getaways. Abundant opportunities for hiking, biking and kayaking beckon outdoor adventurists. So get busy planning your North Dakota summer adventure.
Read for Spring? Join fellow gardeners and yardwork lovers at a home show to learn about new techniques and tools. Pursue that interest you’ve always had, whether it’s for classic cars or square dancing. Or, just get the family out and about for some live entertainment. For more about these activities and a complete list of statewide events in April at NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.