Duluth, MN

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Duluth showing sailing, a coastal town and a bridge
One of the most scenic cities in the Midwest, Duluth overlooks Lake Superior and is known for its beautiful parks and signature landmark, the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Visit Duluth, Minnesota, to enjoy beautiful Lake Superior, historic architecture and a floating ship museum. Begin your exploration of the city at the Aerial Lift Bridge in Canal Park along the waterfront, the city’s tourist district. Watch the bridge lift and massive ore boats pass through what appears to be an impossibly small canal opening. At the foot of the bridge is the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Stop by to learn about the Great Lakes history or take part in festivals and events, such as tours of tall ships. Check the visitor center website for details.From Canal Park, take a half-mile (800 meter) stroll to the SS William A. Irvin. This U.S. Steel vessel once transported iron ore and coal, and sometimes guests, to Great Lakes ports. It’s now a floating ship museum that offers tours May through September. Not far from the SS William A. Irvin is the Great Lakes Aquarium. Here, you can see hundreds of species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Learn about the incredible geological forces that shaped Lake Superior, feel the skin of a shovelnose sturgeon or even captain a virtual boat.Join walkers and joggers on the Downtown Lakewalk that runs along the edge of Lake Superior between Canal Park and downtown Duluth. In the city center, walk the bricked streets to take in the historic architecture that defines Duluth and browse galleries that support local artists. Return to Canal Park to dine at both national chains and establishments that can only be found in Duluth. Relax with a Midwestern brew on tap paired with a burger, or enjoy a more intimate experience at an upscale steakhouse. Duluth is often compared to San Francisco due to its steep hills, bridges and bay. As such, it can make walking or biking a bit difficult. Most travelers get around by car, but if you don’t have one, the city offers public transit as well as trolley services in the summer.

Where to stay in Duluth

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Duluth
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Duluth
2.5 out of 5
1805 Maple Grove Rd, Duluth, MN, 55811
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$93
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Duluth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,131 reviews)
"The check-in was easy, staff very polite and helpful."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Duluth
Canal Park Lodge
Canal Park Lodge
3 out of 5
250 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN, 55802
The price is $142 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
$142
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Duluth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,610 reviews)
"Overall very good stay, rooms were clean, beds comfortable, pool clean, kids enjoyed making s'mores on patio. Convenient location to walk to Bentleyville. Will definitely stay here again"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Canal Park Lodge
Park Point Marina Inn
Park Point Marina Inn
3 out of 5
1033 Minnesota Ave, Duluth, MN, 55802
The price is $105 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$105
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Duluth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,341 reviews)
"Very comfortable...and clean."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Park Point Marina Inn
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Sunset Room | Cotton Mansion | By Heirloom Vacations
Sunset Room | Cotton Mansion | By Heirloom Vacations
Duluth, MN
Stay at this hotel in Duluth. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium and Leif Erickson Park and Rose Garden ...
Sunset Room | Cotton Mansion | By Heirloom Vacations
Duluth Harbor View - City Of Duluth Permit # PLAHS2103-001
Duluth Harbor View - City Of Duluth Permit # PLAHS2103-001
Duluth, MN
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Duluth. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
5/5 Exceptional! (240 reviews)
Duluth weekend getaway
"We absolutely love staying here. This our second time staying at suite Betty we will definitely be staying again everything about this place is absolutely perfect!"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Duluth Harbor View - City Of Duluth Permit # PLAHS2103-001
NEW! Duluth Apt w/ Fire Pit on Working Horse Farm!
NEW! Duluth Apt w/ Fire Pit on Working Horse Farm!
Duluth, Minnesota
Stay at this apartment in Duluth. Enjoy a sauna, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Proctor Dirt Floor Arena and Spirit Mountain are located nearby. ...
NEW! Duluth Apt w/ Fire Pit on Working Horse Farm!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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