Duluth, MN

Travel Guide
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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

Lake Superior... Lighthouse and lift bridge.

Canal Park

4.5/5(172 area reviews)

Connected by the Aerial Lift Bridge, Canal Park offers a 4.2-mile lake walk, lighthouse pier, and attractions like the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Enjoy its converted warehouse district with restaurants, antique shops, and cafés.

Canal Park
From our garden and forest this summer. 
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North Shore

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in North Shore. You might want to make time for a stop at Lake Superior or Lester River.

North Shore
Duluth which includes a garden, hiking or walking and tranquil scenes

Downtown Duluth

4.5/5(1,160 area reviews)

Downtown Duluth is beloved for its panoramic lake views. Take some time to explore sights in the area like North Shore Scenic Railroad and AMSOIL Arena.

Downtown Duluth
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Park Point

4.5/5(406 area reviews)

The ample dining options and captivating waterfront views are top of the list for many visitors to Park Point. A stop by Park Point Beach or Aerial Lift Bridge might round out your trip.

Park Point
Before the forest erupts with greens, it is so many shades of dreary. 
Yet, the trail is as inviting as ever.
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West Duluth

You'll enjoy the live music and lake views in West Duluth. You might want to make time for a stop at Lake Superior Zoo or Western Waterfront Trail.

West Duluth
Lake Superior from the waterfront in Duluth, Minnesota. Seagulls and peaceful waves. The largest lake in the world is like a fresh water ocean. July 27, 2012

East Hillside

If you're spending some time in East Hillside, Lakewalk and Lake Superior are top sights worth seeing.

East Hillside
Park Point Marina Inn
Park Point Marina Inn
3 out of 5
1033 Minnesota Ave, Duluth, MN
The price is $124 per night from May 19 to May 20
$124
$152 total
includes taxes & fees
May 19 - May 20
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Duluth. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking, and a marina. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (1,787 reviews)
"Upon check in, I was sitting in a wheelchair and even though I made the reservation, the front desk girl did not converse with me when my husband went to the car to retrieve my purse. Once my husband came back, conversation was between my husband and the front desk girl. Not cool!! Check out was ..."

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Park Point Marina Inn
Canal Park Lodge
Canal Park Lodge
3 out of 5
250 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN
The price is $169 per night from May 27 to May 28
$169
$193 total
includes taxes & fees
May 27 - May 28
Book a stay at this beach hotel in Duluth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (1,676 reviews)
"Staff were pleasant."

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Canal Park Lodge
The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza
The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza
2.5 out of 5
325 Lake Avenue S., Duluth, MN
The price is $133 per night from May 20 to May 21
$133
$152 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Book a stay at this family-friendly hotel in Duluth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
7/10 Good! (1,001 reviews)
Three Stars
"Hotel was okay, very big and has a nice pool"

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza
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.
Lincoln Park Boutique Hotel
Lincoln Park Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5