Whether you’re looking for a getaway with friends, a romantic escape or traveling solo – Duluth has plenty of options for an unforgettable stay. Adventure, relaxation or a bit of both awaits.
If you can, start your vacation early. If you’re lucky enough to “work from anywhere,” start your vacation early by working remotely in Duluth. Here are some tips.
But first, coffee. Whether you’re working or officially out-of-the-office, get your day started off right with a cup of joe. Duluth is quickly becoming a haven for coffee roasters, with plenty of options around town.
Chase waterfalls and water features. Lake Superior is impressive and beautiful, but did you know there are also numerous waterfalls and water features to explore throughout the city? Find them here.
Take a hike (or stroll). Duluth is home to a 41-mile hiking trail that is a portion of both the 300-mile Superior Hiking Trail and the 4,800-mile North Country National Scenic Trail. For a flatter journey, the newly renovated Lakewalk stretches for more than seven miles along the lake, providing a stunning – and accessible – option year-round. It’s even plowed in winter. Plan your next hike.
Sip on a pint. Whether it’s the fresh northern air, proximity to Lake Superior and its crisp, delicious water, or just the fact you’re away from it all – beer seems to taste better in Duluth. Here’s where you can grab an award-winning beer – or cider or cocktail – around town. Find one.
Try something new. If you’re in the mood to try a new activity, you can rent gear for mountain biking, paddleboarding or sea kayaking at the University of Minnesota – Duluth or The College of St. Scholastica.
Zenith Adventure also offers sunrise paddleboard tours of the harbor, guided hikes and kayak tours.
In Duluth in the winter? Try downhill and cross-country skiing. Whether you like to zoom downhill, stay on level ground or just hop on an inner tube, there’s something for everyone at Spirit Mountain. Lessons and rentals available. There are also several cross country ski trails of various lengths and difficulties scattered throughout the city.
Hit up a patio. After a morning of activity, relax while dining al fresco on one of Duluth’s many patios.
BONUS! Most patios are dog friendly, so bring your adventure partner along. Here are ideas for more dog-friendly adventures throughout the city.
Not patio weather? Duluth offers an abundance of restaurants, breweries, distilleries and more, where you can kick back, relax and enjoy some delicious food and drink in warm and inviting atmospheres.
Catch some live music. From national acts like Bob Dylan, Trampled by Turtles and Low, to local favorites like Cars & Trucks and AfroGeode, Duluth’s music history runs deep. And most nights, you can find live music throughout Duluth, whether at a bar or brewery, coffee shop, outdoor festival or arena show.
All about that brunch. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast bite or a leisurely brunch experience, Duluth’s eateries know their way around the most important meal of the day. Check out 13 places to enjoy breakfast or brunch in the city.
Beach day. After a weekend of activity, it’s time to relax on the shores of Lake Superior. Feel the sand between your toes at Park Point Beach, the world’s longest freshwater sandbar, or bring your picnic basket filled with great local to-go options to Brighton Beach and spread out on a table or one of the smooth basalt rocks right on the water. More ideas for enjoying the lake can be found here.