Duluth, MN - Local Area
Located only four blocks from Canal Park and nestled on the scenic and serene Park Point side of the Aerial Lift Bridge with the Lake Superior Duluth Harbor forming a stunning backdrop, the Park Point Marina Inn is one of the most convenient and beautiful places to stay in Duluth, MN. We are close to many of the top attractions to see in Duluth and its surrounding areas. If you are looking for a fantastic Duluth hotel that is close to restaurants, shopping, and major attractions, choose the award winning Park Point Marina Inn Hotel Resort.
After you cross the Aerial Lift Bridge, we are just four blocks away on the harbor side of Park Point. Our award winning hotel is less than a five-minute drive from Canal Park and downtown Duluth. We are less than a 20-minute drive from Duluth International Airport and approximately a ten-minute drive from the University of Minnesota Duluth and the College of St. Scholastica. Miller Hill Mall is only 15 minutes away. The Lakewalk, DECC & AMSOIL Arena, William A. Irvin Ship, Maritime Marine Museum, Bayfront Festival Park and the Great Lakes Aquarium can all be reached in less than a 5 minute drive or by taking our complimentary Canal Park Shuttle.
Some of Our Favorite Places
Distance: 4 Blocks from the Resort
The Aerial Lift Bridge is a major landmark in Duluth and is one of Minnesota’s most recognizable attractions. Originally built in 1905, the bridge was upgraded in 1929-30 to a vertical lift bridge and continues to operate today. Spanning the Duluth Ship Canal, the bridge can be raised to its full height of 135 feet in about 1 minute.
Distance: 4 Blocks from the Resort
Home to the Aerial Lift Bridge, Lakewalk, Maritime Marine Museum, William A Irvin Ship, DECC & AMSOIL Arena and the Great Lakes Aquarium, Canal Park is Duluth’s most popular spot for tourists. Watch big ships travel in and out of the Harbor, dine at one of the 18 restaurants or shop at one of the 15 specialty stores. From restaurants to breweries, shopping and attractions, there is no shortage of places to explore in Canal Park.
Distance: 4.1 Miles from the Resort
Glensheen Mansion offers popular tours of the historic 39-room mansion with grand gardens and trails. Enjoy a tour, incorporating family stories all year round at Duluth’s most historic attraction.
Distance: 4 Blocks from the Resort
The Duluth Lakewalk is one of the most scenic walking and biking paths located along Lake Superior. Starting by the Aerial Lift Bridge in Canal Park, you can travel along the water’s edge on this 3 mile long paved trail. Pass by popular attractions such as Leif Erikson Park and the Duluth Rose Garden.
Distance: Resort is located on Park Point
Park Point is a narrow 7 mile long sand bar fronting Lake Superior and the Duluth Harbor, featuring one of Minnesota’s best beaches. The Park Point Beach House and Pavilion is a popular venue for weddings and receptions. At the end of Park Point is the Minnesota Pine Forest Natural Area with walking trails, towering pines, dune beach and 18 acres of birds, wildlife, floral area and scenic vistas.
Distance: 1 Block from the Resort
Located only one block from the hotel, the Park Point Beach is one of the top beaches in the Midwest. Enjoy the sandy shoreline and rolling sand dunes of Park Point Beach this summer. It stretches for seven miles and is home to the world’s largest freshwater sandbar. Guests enjoy swimming, sand castles, birding, leisurely strolls and family picnics on the beach.
Lake Superior & Duluth Harbor
Distance: Resort is located 50 ft from the water
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is also one of the most beautiful with granite outcroppings, sand beaches and rivers that flow into the largest of the Great Lakes. The Duluth Harbor is where ships travel into when they arrive in Duluth. Located past the Aerial Lift Bridge, it is one of the world’s most natural harbors. The Resort overlooks the Duluth Harbor, U.S. Coast Guard Station and the Blatnik Bridge.
Distance: 6 Blocks from the Resort
The AMSOIL Arena, completed in 2010, is a 5,500 seat addition to one of Duluth’s largest attractions, the DECC. Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) is a multi-purpose arena and convention center complex located on the waterfront by the Aerial Lift Bridge. Attend hockey games, concerts, symphonies, expos and more. For a full listing of upcoming events, check out their website here!
Distance: 8 Blocks from the Resort
One of Duluth’s best located attractions and public parks, where visitors can enjoy watching ships arrive in the harbor. Bayfront Festival Park is home to a variety of concerts, entertainment, and activities throughout the year, including the festive Bentleyville, 4th Fest, Bayfront Blues Festival, Taste of Duluth and Reggae Festival. A year-round playground next door is open to children of all ages.
Canal Park Dining
Canal Park has many great restaurants, pubs, micro breweries and cafes to enjoy. Located only 4 blocks from the Resort, Canal Park has 18 restaurants to experience, with some offering outdoor decks with scenic views. From well-known restaurant chains like Red Lobster and Famous Dave’s BBQ to unique places to eat such as Northern Waters Smokehaus, Old Chicago Pizza & Tap Room, Grandma’s Saloon & Grill, Canal Park Brewery and Green Mill, Canal Park has a wide variety of dining venues. The hotel provides a complimentary set schedule shuttle to Canal Park to satisfy all of your food and beverage needs.Learn More
Canal Park Shopping
There are many unique shops, boutiques, and malls in Duluth. Many feature clothing, furniture, household and beauty items, as well as hand-made crafts, jewelry and antiques. Canal Park, located 4 blocks from the resort, offers 15 speciality shops and retail stores to explore. You’ll never run out of places to browse through and shop during your stay at Park Point Marina Inn. Canal Park is known for its unique shops, art galleries, boutiques and one of a kind stores. Many feature handmade crafts, locally made art, jewelry and clothing found only in Northeastern Minnesota.Learn More
Things to Do
There is never a shortage of things to do in Duluth, Minnesota. From hiking and biking to charter fishing, attending festivals, art tours and shopping for antiques, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are family friendly activities, fun things for couples and multiple attractions to visit and enjoy.Learn More
Events in Duluth
When it comes to entertainment, live music and outdoor fun in Duluth, we have an event or festival for all ages to enjoy. From the All Pints North Summer Brew Fest, 4th Fest, Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival, and the Bayfront Blues Festival to Tribute Fest, Bentleyville, and the Kia Street Drag Races– we have it all!Learn More