When trying to choose where to spend quality time with your family or take a romantic getaway there is a multitude of choices. Looking to experience wildlife up close or take a stroll along the lakeshore that will leave you relaxed and energized?
Whether it’s the largest freshwater lake in the world, the largest freshwater sand spit, or the chance to see a 1,000 foot ore ship up close, Duluth has it.
Maybe it’s the romantic Lakewalk or the heritage and historic attractions that had a hand in forming our country. Walking on the Superior Hiking Trail, described as one of the top 5 walks in life is definitely hard to pass up.
Maybe it’s a balloon ride over the city, or a ride in a helicopter over Park Point. Enjoy a sailboat ride during sunset on Lake Superior, or hang on tight on a zip line or alpine coaster.
It’s really hard for us to describe why guests choose to come to Duluth and then come back again and again. Why 3rd and 4th generations of families come fall color watching or stroll down Park Point Beach to wade in the waters of Lake Superior every year. We decided to let someone else tell you why to choose Duluth for your next getaway. We look forward to hosting you as our guest and helping you discover why you love Duluth.

  • Birding World Magazine ranked Hawk Ridge #8 and the Duluth Harbor #12 in top places to owl watch in the United States
  • Willard Munger State Trail is the longest continuous paved path in the US and one of the most scenic
  • Superior Hiking Trail is one of Reader’s Digest’s “Five Walks to Remember”
  • Lake Superior contains 10% of the world’s fresh water. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world and one of the most beautiful
  • Park Point Beach is the longest continuous sand beach in the US at 7 miles
  • NY Times dedicated, in 2011, an entire travel story to our area’s outstanding and prestigious pub breweries
  • Highway 61- North Shore Scenic Drive has been designated by the national byway center as an All-American Road, and one of the most beautiful drives in North America
  • Enger Tower, a five-story Duluth landmark with unbelievable panoramic vistas, has been dedicated by a prince and the king and queen of Norway
  • Duluth was named top 10 dream town by Outside Magazine
  • CNN Money named Duluth as one of the top 25 places to retire
  • Duluth was named birdiest small city by the American Birding Association
  • Hawk Ridge has had over 100,000 broad winged hawks fly over in one day
  • Money Magazine rates Duluth in the top 10 for small Midwest cities
  • WCCO TV (Twin Cities) named Bentleyville at Bayfront Park best holiday light display
  • Bentleyville has a 12 story animated lighted Christmas tree
  • USA Today named Duluth one of America’s best getaway destinations
  • American Lung Association rates Duluth in the top 10 metropolitan area’s with the least smog pollution
  • Chicago Tribune named Duluth a superior destination for green travel
  • Lavender magazine voted Duluth a fab getaway
  • Duluth was rated the best outdoor town in America by Outside Magazine
  • The Duluth Airshow is Minnesota’s largest airshow, and features the largest display of NASA artifacts and exhibits
  • Amsoil Duluth’s National Snow Cross snowmobile race is the largest snowmobile event of its kind with over 35,000 fans attending, and 1,000 entries for competition
  • Duluth hosts one of the best 4th of July celebrations at Bayfront Festival Park from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM with live fireworks
  • Grandma’s Marathon has been rated one of the top marathons in the country by various running magazines
  • Grandma’s Marathon hosted the US men’s and US women’s Olympic half marathon championships in 2012
  • Duluth has one of the largest collections of any city in Minnesota for National Register of Historic Places
  • The Christmas City of the North parade held in November is one of the largest winter parade celebrations in northern Minnesota
  • The John Beargrease sled dog marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states and is a pre qualifier for the Iditarod in Alaska
  • Historic Skyline Drive in Duluth has been named a State Scenic Byway for its views of Duluth and Lake Superior
  • Bayfront Art Fair is one of the largest art fairs in northern Minnesota
  • North Shore Inline Marathon is the largest skating event in North America
  • Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival is one of the largest reggae festivals in Minnesota
  • The Duluth Rose Gardens won the Public Show Garden of America Award
  • The last whaleback ship operated on the great lakes, the S.S. Meteor, is open for tours in our neighbor city; Superior, Wisconsin
  • Superior Hiking Trail is one of the top 10 best trails in the USA, according to Backpacker Magazine
  • The Maritime Museum and Maritime Center is one of the most visited attractions in Minnesota
  • Highway 61 offers more state parks on it than any other highway in Minnesota
  • Splitrock Lighthouse is the most visited state park in Minnesota
  • The Aerial Lift Bridge and the 1,000 foot ships that sail under it are one of the all-time favorite children activities in Minnesota

So don’t take our word for it. Cross over the bridge from ordinary and stay at Duluth’s waterfront resort, the Park Point Marina Inn. Discover why you think Duluth is special.