FARGO, N.D. — From Friday to Saturday night, a flurry of events happens in downtown, but on Sunday, downtown Fargo-Moorhead seems like a town still asleep.
If you look, you can find quiet activities like these downtown on Sunday mornings.
1.) Explore city parks and scenic paths
“I live right by the river and love walking by it in the early morning with my iPod. It’s quite relaxing,” Kelly Gemmill said.
The river seems to draw people who are in the exercise habit. People walk, run, jog, ride bike, rollerblade or skateboard on paths and facilities near the Red River. For skateboarders who want to practice their skills check out Dike West Skatepark at 300 Fourth St. S.
Island Park, across the street from the Red River, is at 302 Seventh St. S., Fargo. People can enjoy the park’s playground or use its picnic tables for brunch outside.
2.) Try out a church service
Since Fargo was “born” in the downtown area many of its largest and oldest churches are in downtown Fargo. For example, First Lutheran Church and St. Mary’s (Catholic) Cathedral have sat since settlement days on opposite sides of the 700 block of Broadway. Services at these churches start at 9 a.m. with a second service at 11 in the morning. These churches offer fellowship events before and after services, and the fellowship features food as well as Bible lessons.
Other downtown churches include Elim Lutheran, Pontoppidan Lutheran, St. Mark’s Lutheran (yes, it’s a Lutheran town), First United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church. Some of these churches are more than a century old and the architecture is stunning inside and out.
Newer nondenominational churches have sprung up in Fargo’s transforming downtown including Harvest Community Church and River City Church, 323 Main Ave.
3.) Find a favorite coffee shop
“My morning routine generally starts out better with a cup of coffee, “ Kayla Bauske said.
4.) Develop an exercise routine
Besides taking advantage of Island Park and the trail system adjacent to the Red River, people can exercise by taking a walk or run alongside historic downtown buildings.
The Fercho-YMCA is a great place to work out with facilities like indoor pools and an indoor track. It is situated at 400 First Ave. S.
5.) Spend time trying do-it-yourself projects and stress relievers
According to American Physiological Association, 75 percent of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year.
Use Sunday mornings to try a do-it-yourself project like creating a good-looking and functional goal list for the upcoming week. Take a bath with candles or sit down with a good book to relieve stress. Practice cooking or baking skills by trying out new recipes.
Use this Pinterst board for DIY projects and stress relievers to try on Sunday mornings.