Farmington named best family destination

Created: 12/20/2013 5:30 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Farmington has a new accolade to be proud of.

"The official best of" travel website just named Farmington the best New Mexico family destination.

Locals say they're city is now being recognized for something they've known for years.

Farmington is a great destination.

The city was just named the "best family getaway in new Mexico" by the official best of travel website.

We talked to Tonya Stinson with the convention and visitor’s bureau about what helped Farmington get the title.

"They like our location they liked our adorability and they like our extensive outdoor recreational opportunities,” said Stinson.

Locals say one of the best things about Farmington is the city's parks.

"Me and my dog walk three times a week since thanksgiving and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it," said Justin Yazzie of Farmington.

Big annual events -- like the Connie Mack World Series -- also help draw tourists to the city.

Stinson tells us while those tourists are here -- they also explore some of the area's attractions.

"Why not just expand on that when they come in for those events we obviously have a lot of other things for them to do."

The visitor bureau hopes their new title will bring in more visitors.

With the title, Farmington will get a spot on the official "Best Of's" TV show and website.

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