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DuluthUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Duluth

Canal Park Lodge
Canal Park Lodge
3 out of 5
250 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN
The price is CA $153 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Located in Canal Park, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum and Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. AMSOIL ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,236 reviews)

"We liked everything from the very first moment we walked in. The friendliness and kindness of the front desk staff (Ian) was outstanding, as well as the service of the person responsible of helping with the breakfast to go the morning after."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2020

Canal Park Lodge
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Duluth
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Duluth
2.5 out of 5
1805 Maple Grove Rd, Duluth, MN
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $104 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Miller Hill Mall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of College of St. Scholastica and University of Minnesota ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,210 reviews)

"Was clean and quiet. Did have a nice sack breakfast. And everyone was respectful and wore masks inside the building public areas."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Duluth
The Inn on Lake Superior
The Inn on Lake Superior
2.5 out of 5
350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN
The price is CA $135 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Located in Canal Park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Superior and Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. AMSOIL Arena is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (863 reviews)

"Nice hotel. Pool was closed due to covid. Clean room."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2020

The Inn on Lake Superior
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.

Vacation Rentals in Duluth

Larsmont Resort 3 Bedroom Cottage in the Woods
Larsmont Resort 3 Bedroom Cottage in the Woods
596 Larsmont Way, 420, Two Harbors, MN

Situated in Two Harbors, this resort is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Lake Superior and within 9 miles (15 km) of Tom's Historic Logging Camp and Hellacioius Overlook. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
Weekend away

"Loved it"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Larsmont Resort 3 Bedroom Cottage in the Woods
Stay in a Classic American log Cabin on Lake Superiors North Shore
Stay in a Classic American log Cabin on Lake Superiors North Shore
726 Old North Shore Rd, Two Harbors, MN
The price is CA $354 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5

Situated in Two Harbors, this historic cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Superior and within 6 miles (10 km) of Hellacioius Overlook and 3M Birthplace Museum. ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (85 reviews)
Tranquility along the North Shore

"A very pleasurable stay at this charming cabin with the lure of beautiful Lake Superior to tie it all together."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2020

Stay in a Classic American log Cabin on Lake Superiors North Shore
Superior Shores Resort & Conference Center
Superior Shores Resort & Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
1521 Superior Shores Drive, Two Harbors, MN

Nestled on the beach, this Two Harbors condominium resort is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Superior and Flood Bay State Wayside. Lakeview National Golf Course ...

4.2/5Very Good! (383 reviews)

"Loved the setting! Very quiet! Just had a small issue with the new system they just implemented."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 4, 2020

Superior Shores Resort & Conference Center
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.

Top things to do in Duluth

Reviews of Duluth

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5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 10, 2020

Great city with lots to offer, love amsoil arena shopping, cheap beer, great restaurants

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 27, 2020

Clean city. Lots of great dining experiences. Tried the Duluth Grill Sunday pot roast special with blueberry lemonade - 10/10

5/5 - Excellent

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Nov 27, 2019

Visited Bentleyville down by the waterfront. Absolutely beautiful!! Definitely worth taking an evening to visit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 19, 2019

We did not go sight seeing because of the weather. It was however our intention to do so.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 9, 2019

Too many casinos.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 31, 2019

Beautiful city. The Congdon museum was well worth the time.

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