What to Do in Duluth

Bentleyville Tour of Lights

The Best Free Christmas Light Show Ever Bentleyville Tour of Lights has turned on its millions of lights once again to thousands of onlookers at Bayfront Park in downtown Duluth. After 2 months of hundreds of volunteers and thousands of hours put into building the largest Christmas light show in the upper Midwest. Each year they add new light displays and a fresh new look encouraging people of all ages to come visit. If you have ever traveled to Duluth in the winter, you may have noticed the…


Duluth Events - November 2019

Beacon’s Best: Duluth Events – November 2019 A list of our favorite events, classes, and experiences in Duluth. Photo by: Dennis O’Hara Bentleyville is Opening Early! Bentleyville USA is celebrating its 15th anniversary by opening a full week early! Don’t miss America’s largest free walk-through lighting display. Plus receive 20% off when you stay at Beacon Pointe Resort!  November 17-26 Performing Arts Rocky Horror Picture Show The Underground Theater October 31-November……


Duluth's Temporary City on Ice

Each winter a temporary city arises in full view of Duluth's docks and downtown. This city is different because it is built on ice instead of on ground. Each winter a large number of ice fishermen and ice houses appear on Duluth's harbor. "There are days when there are 100's of people out there," said Connor at Marine General. " We see quite a few of those fishermen in the shop. It is the best walleye fishing near Duluth without trying to go too far." There are usually two different…


Free Beer!

A Guide to Duluth's Best & Newest Breweries – 2017

The waters of Lake Superior give us something to look at, something to swim in, and something for the ships to float on. But more than anything, they give us beer. For many years Fitger's Brewhouse was the only commercial establishment taking advantage of this pristine water source to make craft brews. Though this local favorite is still going strong, Duluth now has multiple production breweries, taprooms, and a large number of brewpubs as well. Production breweries are allowed to sell their…


Duluth Fall Color Mountain Biking

We love the Lakewalk, but there are a lot of good reasons to bike on Duluth’s trail system as well. Maybe you want a more strenuous workout or a more intimate encounter with nature. During the fall there is another reason—to get a better look at all the fall colors. Naturally you expect to see trees on a trail, but here there is a little more to the story. It is not just the amount of trees, but the type of trees that make a difference. Just as going into Duluth's hills often involves a change…


Planning a Girls Weekend in Duluth

Sometimes you just need to get away with your friends. With beautiful scenery, shopping and fine dining, Duluth is a great place for you to go to take a break from your stressful life. Though it is easy to find something to do in Duluth, it helps to have a plan to maximize your rest and relaxation. Here are a few tips for planning your girls’ getaway weekend in Duluth. Reserve a Girlfriend Getaway Package from Beacon Pointe Beacon Point is right on Lake Superior and right on the Lakewalk.…


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Summer Fun in Duluth - 2017 Edition

Summer Fun in Duluth – 2017 Edition Duluth Tours Ongoing, Unique Summer Tours: Dark History Walking Tour Thurs., Fri., Sat. Nights 8p.m. to 10 p.m., $20/person Glensheen Kayak Tour Wed., Thurs., Sun.,  $45/paddler Voyageur Canoeing Call Positive Energy Outdoors to schedule Twin Ports and North Shore Air Tours Daily, from $75/person One Night, Two Historic Homes Tuesday, June 20 from 6 p.m. to 8p.m., Free Take advantage of the Duluth Preservation Alliance’s tour of two historic…


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Duluth Waterfalls You Should Visit While Staying At Beacon Pointe

Duluth Waterfalls You Should Visit While Staying at Beacon PointeJay Cooke State Park – Carlton, MN  (20.8 mi) A short ride from Duluth, MN, Jay Cooke State Park offers a couple of waterfalls to see. Walk a short hike from the Visitors Center to view a waterfall at Swinging Bridge Falls or park a little further up the road at Oldenburg Point to see a set of cascades. Experience one or both for an enjoyable day in the park! Map…


Winter Dates in Canal Park

Winter Dates in Canal Park Canal Park is a great place for a winter date. It has easily accessible scenic locations for Facebook-worthy couples shots and it is just as easy to find a warm spot inside you both can enjoy. Beacon Pointe is right on the Lakewalk and a medium length walk or very short drive to the Canal. To start with, parking is easy this time of year. Parking is free and you usually don’t have to walk too far in the cold to get where you are going. But, if you want to walk…


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Vista Fleet Cruises

Vista Fleet Cruises The Vista Fleet is like a tour bus on Duluth’s waterways. Like a bus they take you by points of interest while a narrator explains the key features. Unlike a bus, the courses can be as fluid as the water they travel on. “We have about four voyages we offer, but it is all based on weather,” said Vista Fleet Vice President Sarah Steinbach. “Depending on the cruise we will go out under the Aerial Bridge, spend a little bit of time out on the lake, weather permitting, and then…