The state of North Dakota in North America is known for its simple way of life and Old West heritage. A North Dakota holiday will offer visitors spectacular scenery, adventure and a chance to relax in peaceful surroundings. A holiday rental house in North Dakota is a great base from which to explore the territory which was inhabited by Native Indians for thousands of years.
A North Dakota holiday rental house offers the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities. Visitors can enjoy outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, hiking, bird watching and horse riding. Watersports such as swimming, fishing and sailing are also available in abundance. North Dakota is also an ideal place to learn more about Native Indians with many of the Plains’ Indians allowing visitors access to their reservations.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable North Dakota holiday rental house there are many interesting towns and cities to be explored all over the state. Worth a visit is the small town of Dunseith in the most northern part of the state, which is home to an International Peace Garden. The garden crosses over to the Turtle Mountains in neighbouring Manitoba and is a symbol of peace between America and Canada. The garden has been open since 1932 and is 2,300 acres full of immaculate greenery, waterfalls, lakes and wildlife. There is a chapel known as the Peace Chapel which is the only building straddling the American and Canadian border. Here visitors will find a Book of Remembrance for the victims of 9/11 as well as a memorial garden containing ruined girders from the Twin Towers.
In the east of the state is the city of Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. Travellers on a North Dakota holiday can enjoy attractions such as the Roger Maris Baseball Museum, The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm and the Plains’ Arts Museum.
Visitors on a North Dakota holiday will be able to experience a range of weather conditions. The state has mostly a Continental climate which means that there are hot summers and very cold winters. In fact, the highest recorded temperature in the state was a sweltering 49°C and the lowest a chilling -51°C. The typical daytime temperature during the summer months is 21°C. During the winter, an average daytime temperature of 7°C can be expected. The annual rainfall amount for North Dakota is between 14 inches and 22 inches. The northern part of the state is drier than the southern part thanks to a semi-arid climate here.
There are several airports in North Dakota, therefore travellers may land at Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS), Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) or Hector International Airport (FAR). There are many airlines that offer cheap flights for a North Dakota holiday including Delta Airlines, KLM and Continental Airlines. Passengers can leave the UK from several airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN), Glasgow (GLA), Aberdeen (ABZ) and Liverpool (LPL).