Visit Duluth: it's good for body and soul

Visit Duluth: it’s good for body and soul

Whether you’re kicking up road dust or kicking back with your favorite beverage, Duluth is a renowned destination for accommodating every kind of pace—in a stunning natural setting.

For some, a visit stokes adventure amid vast wilderness and miles of hiking and biking. For others, it’s a trip back in time with museums, historic waterfront shops and vibrant arts and dining options that reignite the senses.

This unique location is considered one of the Midwest’s premiere places to reconnect. A major reason is Lake Superior: the world’s greatest freshwater lake has a presence that inspires and invigorates, whether you’re running the rocky North Shore in Grandma’s Marathon, strolling the Lakewalk or cruising high above town on Skyline Parkway.

Duluth blends nature and city like few places in the world. With more green space than any other American town, you’re always just minutes from wilderness and water. That makes it perfect for adventure, romance or family time; and perfect for saving money while making the most of your vacation.

More to explore

It means there’s always more to explore—all year round. Whether you want to get your blood pumping or sit back and inhale the fresh northern air, Duluth’s got enough to keep you trekking: 108 miles of hiking trail within city limits and a gateway to the 286-mile Superior Hiking Trail spanning from Duluth to Canada.

If mountain biking is your thing, Duluth is home to some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery anywhere. It’s all here on the edge of the world’s greatest lake. Want fat tire adrenaline? Hit 35 miles of single-track, zig-zagging forests and cliffs – or the new Spirit Mountain downhill with a chairlift ride up. Want paved paradise? Try the 7-mile Lakewalk or the 63-mile Willard Munger State Trail – regarded as Minnesota’s finest. For scenery you won’t find anywhere else. Paths for every ability.

Families are drawn to the newest outdoor thrill at Spirit Mountain’s Adventure Park, where you can ride an alpine coaster or zipline that races through a forest overlooking the St. Louis River. Or ease into the action by chartering a fishing boat, renting kayaks or hitting one of the many golf courses overlooking the big lake.

Always eventful

For 37 years, marathon weekend has kicked-off Duluth’s season of summer fun, treating visitors to breathtaking scenery, unmatched hospitality and passionate community spirit. It’s one of the dozens of events people plan a trip around.

Consider coming for:

· Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 which will showcase domestic and international ships, including some of the most acclaimed worldwide. Tall Ships Duluth 2013 is poised to be our biggest tall ship event ever, evoking the grandeur of our rich maritime history.

· Mudman Race in July at Spirit Mountain, the most extreme 5K obstacle course race imaginable. Only after you've conquered fire, beaten gladiators, survived hills, braved and endured the mud will you know that you have what it takes.

· Weekend music festivals like Homegrown, the Reggae and World Music Festival, the Bayfront Blues Festival—and many more.

· Outdoor celebrations like art fairs and film fests, dances, theater and opera.

· Fourth Fest, the upper Midwest’s greatest Fourth of July fireworks and music extravaganza, or the Duluth Airshow, the state’s biggest.

Make the most of it: visitduluth.com

Go to visitduluth.com for the latest events, hot deals, tips on favorite attractions and more—for on the cheap or in the lap of luxury—and be sure to pick up the free 2013 Guide to Duluth in your hotel lobby. Or come see us downtown at 21 W. Superior Street, Suite 100, or call (218) 722-4011 to speak with a travel information consultant.