Many of us wish we had summers off, but those lucky enough to “work from anywhere” don’t have to take extra vacation days to spend time in Duluth. You can go from a Zoom meeting to zooming down the bike trails of Duluth in minutes (or whatever activity you’d prefer!)
This city of 86,000 people has the infrastructure to support remote work, from a variety of lodging options with wifi and business centers, to coffee shops to camp out and work from and more. When it’s the end of the workday, there’s top-notch food and beverage, arts and cultural experiences and countless other urban amenities all close at hand. Visitors can also escape into the parks and trails of this North Shore gem to get the best of both worlds.
Here are some of the many highlights Duluth offers for remote workers to make the most of their lunch breaks and evenings:
An outdoor lover’s paradise: With more than 6,800 acres of city parkland and 178 miles of wooded trail within city limits, visitors and residents alike have world-class hiking, biking/mountain biking, birding, leaf peeping, waterfall chasing and golfing right out their doors – with something for every level of physical ability. A quick trip outdoors is a great way to start the workday or burn off energy over lunch.
Lake Superior (and other water features!): The majestic Lake Superior is something to marvel. You can do this from Park Point, a stretch of beautiful sand beaches for long walks and sunbathers, to the newly renovated Lakewalk, that stretches for more than seven miles along the lake, providing a stunning – and accessible – option for people year-round. There are also many waterfalls and the St. Louis River Estuary, the perfect areas to escape to after a day of work.
Vibrant arts, culture and entertainment: From thriving arts and cultural experiences to world class attractions and events, no matter your interests and budget, there’s something to discover.
A dynamic food and beverage scene: Whether grabbing a quick lunch or a post-work bite, an influx of entrepreneurs has cultivated a renaissance in business and culture and elevated the city’s food and beverage scene. Duluth restaurants prioritize local fare, from high-end establishments to casual, everyday hangouts. And, there’s an abundance of options for coffee enthusiasts, including an array of shops to camp out at and work.
The happiest of hours: When it’s quitting time (or just beer on a patio time), Duluth offers a superior craft beverage scene, with award winning beers, ciders, cocktails, and N/A options throughout the city.
So save your PTO days and log in from Duluth – it’s the perfect place to work and play.