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Discover the Best of Duluth, MN: Your Ultimate Duluth Vacation Guide

Updated: May 23

Local Tips On Best Restaurants, Bike Rentals, Romantic Activities & Family Friendly Fun

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Why Choose Duluth for Your Next Vacation?

Duluth, MN, offers a unique vacation experience with its stunning natural beauty and vibrant local scene. Nestled on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, Duluth boasts a rich array of outdoor adventures, live music venues, local breweries, and a thriving artist community.

Stay in Comfort: Our Duluth Vacation Rentals

Our vacation rentals in Duluth provide the perfect home base for your adventures. Choose from the Enger Lofts Hotel + Marketplace, a renovated warehouse turned boutique loft hotel, Park Point Beach vacation homes, or cozy Duluth vacation homes with hot tubs. Each option offers a unique stay experience tailored to your needs.


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Explore Duluth’s Top Attractions

Live Music: Enjoy live music at Bayfront Festival Park, DECC, Bent Paddle Taproom and so many more local venues!
Local Breweries: Sample craft beers and ciders at Bent Paddle Taproom, Ursa Minor, Wild State Cider, and Lake Superior Brewing to name a few.
Art and Culture: Visit Enger Lofts Hotel + Marketplace for a rotating display of local art curated by North + Shore.

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Outdoor Adventures Await

Surfing: Ride the waves at Park Point, Lester River, and Stony Point.
Paddle Boarding and Kayaking: Join guided tours with Zenith Adventure or rent equipment from Nat’s Outfitters.
Skiing: Hit the slopes at Mont Du Lac Resort, Spirit Mountain, and Chester Bowl.
Hiking: Explore trails like Chester Park Trail, Grassy Point Trail, Hartley Park Trails, Hawk Ridge Trails, Brewer Loop, Lester Park Trail, Park Point Trail, Piedmont Trail, Superior Hiking Trail and Ely’s Peak.
Mountain Biking: Enjoy trails at Spirit Mountain Bike Park, Piedmont & Brewer, Hartley Park, Mission Creek, and Lester Park Trails.
Fishing: Fish for salmon, walleye, pike, and trout in Lake Superior and Pike Lake. Remember, a permit is required to enter the BWCA wilderness, available at USDA and Recreation.gov.

Family-Friendly Fun

Duluth is known for its family-friendly outdoor activities suitable for all skill levels, making it a perfect destination for adventures with loved ones. Visit the zoo, have a family beach day at Park Point, and hit the slopes for day of skiing or sledding in the winter!

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Annual Events and Festivals

Plan your visit around events like Grandma’s Marathon, Duluth Airshow, Chum Rhubarb Festival, Park Point Art Fair, City of Duluth Fourth Fest, Movies in the Park at Leif Erikson Park, Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival, and Fin Fest Festival.

Best Times to Visit

Winter: Ideal for cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, fat tire biking, and snowshoeing.
Spring: Perfect for surfing and hiking.
Summer: Nothing beats summer vacation! Live music at Bayfront, fireworks, beach days, paddle boarding, ice cream on the boardwalk, and so much more!
Fall: Great for hiking and camping and viewing the breathtaking colors.

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Local Tips for a Great Experience

  • Visit Duluth in every season to enjoy its diverse activities.

  • Rent a bike from Continental Bikes to explore Duluth like a local!

Combining Activities for an Unforgettable Trip

Our vacation rentals are centrally located in Duluth, just minutes away from Lake Superior, local hiking trails, ski hills, and more, ensuring an unforgettable adventure for everyone.

Experience the Beauty and Wildlife

While exploring Duluth, you might encounter moose, wolves, lynx, black bears, and breathtaking waterfalls, all set against the backdrop of the magnificent Lake Superior.
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