Duluth

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Duluth showing a marina, a bay or harbour and sailing

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.

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Duluth by the Mall
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Duluth by the Mall
2 out of 5
909 Cottonwood Ave, Duluth, MN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$150 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Miller Hill Mall and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Snowflake Nordic Ski Center. North Shore Scenic Railroad ...
4/5 Very Good! (971 reviews)
"BEST hotel room i have had in Duluth"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2021

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Duluth by the Mall
Canal Park Lodge
Canal Park Lodge
3 out of 5
250 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN
The price is AU$191 per night from 5 Jan. to 5 Jan.
Located in Canal Park, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Superior, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, and Aerial Lift Bridge. Bayfront ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,434 reviews)
"Was a great hotel, room could be a little more clean. Staff was nice. Breakfast was good!"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2021

Canal Park Lodge
Radisson Hotel Duluth - Harborview
Radisson Hotel Duluth - Harborview
3 out of 5
505 W Superior St, Duluth, MN
The price is AU$162 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
Located in Downtown Duluth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The St. Louis County Depot and Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. North Shore Scenic ...
3.5/5 Good! (966 reviews)
"The hot tub Drained big bummer and the elevators are very load you can hear them in your hotel room other then that nice place to stay"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2021

Radisson Hotel Duluth - Harborview
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.
200’ Lake Front! Gales of November & December - Pumphouse on Lake Superior
200’ Lake Front! Gales of November & December - Pumphouse on Lake Superior
5802 London Rd, Duluth, MN
Nestled on the beach, this Lakeside - Lester Park cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Lake Superior and Lester River. Lester Park Golf Course and Glensheen ...
5/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Thanksgiving Getaway
"Our family enjoyed this property for the Thanksgiving Holiday, with a well stocked kitchen and plenty of space to relax. The home was comfortable, with all details for our stay well thought out by the property owner."

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2021

200’ Lake Front! Gales of November & December - Pumphouse on Lake Superior
Park Point Getaway - Modern - New - 1 Mile to Canal Park - Walk to Beach Access
Park Point Getaway - Modern - New - 1 Mile to Canal Park - Walk to Beach Access
1515 Minnesota Ave, Duluth, MN
This family-friendly Duluth apartment building is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Superior and Aerial Lift Bridge. Bayfront Festival Park ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Came for Hermanville Lights and skiing
"Place was as described. It was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked. We easily cooked simple breakfasts and dinners for our family of three. Thanks for a great stay!"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2021

Park Point Getaway - Modern - New - 1 Mile to Canal Park - Walk to Beach Access
Duluth Harbor View - City Of Duluth Permit # PLAHS2103-001
Duluth Harbor View - City Of Duluth Permit # PLAHS2103-001
2910 W 6th St, Duluth, MN
This family-friendly Duluth apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Duluth Children's Museum, Duluth Heritage Sports Center and Wade Stadium. Bayfront Festival ...
5/5 Exceptional! (199 reviews)
Duluth’s Delight!
"We stayed for just a weekend, but we were so absolutely impressed with how clean the property was as well as all the little details the owners put together in their book of sightseeing ideas. The owners were always quick to respond with the couple of questions we had about the area, and they greeted ..."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

Duluth Harbor View - City Of Duluth Permit # PLAHS2103-001
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.

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