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. Stretch your legs by bike or blade on the Willard Munger State Trail, a 63-mile paved path regarded as Minnesota’s finest.

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 36 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:

  • 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.
  • On the horizon: Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 is poised to be our biggest tall ship event ever, evoking the grandeur of our rich maritime history.
  • Races for running, biking, paddling, skiing and more, all year round.

Make the most of it:

Go to 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 2012 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.