What to Do in Duluth

Take a Duluth Shopping Vacation and receive a Free Gift Card!

Our brand new Duluth Shopping Package makes an overnight shopping trip to Duluth a no-brainer. Not only are our rates currently at their lowest of the year – but when you stay Sun. through Thurs. we'll include a $20 Gift Card for the newly opened Duluth Trading Company. Whether you're looking for gifts, or treating yourself you'll find a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in Duluth.


Cold Weather Foodie

An army travels on its stomach, but so do most vacationers these days. Many restaurants in Duluth change their menus for winter, and there’s nothing like a warm locally roasted cup of coffee from the Duluth Coffee Company when the air gets cold. New Scenic Café and the Lake Avenue Restaurant really stand out for their creativity. These menus are subject to change as the season evolves!


Travelling to Duluth for Holiday Shopping

Whether you're coming from Grand Rapids, the Iron Range or Thunder Bay – Duluth has your holiday shopping needs covered! Beacon Pointe is perfectly located for convenient access to all of Duluth's shopping destinations. The Miller Hill Mall still has your old favorites like Younkers and DSW Shoe Warehouse, but it's added a huge Dick's Sporting Goods – with a great selection of gear for every sport imaginable. They've also added new restaurants like Noodles and Chipotle. Downtown has several new…


Light Up Your Holiday

This year marks the 11th anniversary of Bentleyville Tour of Lights. As far as we know the website is right when it says this is, "America's largest free walk through a lighting display." For any Scrooges who might bah humbug the event, let's hear from the Ghost of Bentleyville past, the Ghost of Bentleyville Present, and the Ghost of Bentleyville Yet to Come. The Ghost of Bentleyville Past remembers it all began in 2001, when Nathan Bentley decorated his Esko, MN home. These decorations…


History’s No Mystery

Aerial Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota, 1905 By Detroit Publishing Co. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons During its golden age near the turn of the century, Duluth was said to have more millionaires per capita than any other city in the nation. And while we’re not the only city claiming that, the fact remains that we had more than our fair share. From the Glensheen Mansion to the restored old city hall building downtown (now a craft beer restaurant), Duluth’s history enchants around every…


Gales of November

Fall is a dangerous time to be out on Lake Superior. Heaving waves, freezing water, and weather that can turn from sunny to stormy as fast as you can drop an anchor make it rough sailing for ships. But the weather is also a potent reminder of the region’s maritime history. On November 7 and 8, the annual Gales of November event will bring history to life. Just a six-minute drive away from Beacon Pointe at the DECC, hundreds of nautical enthusiasts and history buffs gather to relive the glamor…


Duluth’s Best-Kept Secret

It’s a secret we don’t like to say too loudly, but Duluth gets better in the fall. When the summer crowds leave, you can have the Lakewalk and the sandy beaches practically to yourself. After October 15, parking is free in many areas (including much of the Canal). Restaurants will seat you right away. And there are some fun activities you’ll only find in fall, like these:   Corn Maze 10am–6pm Saturdays and Sundays through October 26 This outdoor corn maze is just ten minutes from downtown…


Superb Fall Color Destinations in Duluth

Drive Skyline Parkway Winding along the hillside overlooking the cityscape and Lake Superior is a tremendous way to enjoy Duluth’s Fall Colors. Skyline Drive stretches from Spirit Mountain to Seven Bridges road with several scenic overlooks and parks along the way. You could just enjoy the drive, pulling off at the overlooks, but unless you stop in at the parks along the way – you’re only getting a fraction of the experience. Both Enger Park and Chester Park (more on Chester later) are well…


Wild Blue Yonder

Duluth Air and Aviation Expo Peace, tranquility, and fighter jets? It’s the perfect “only-in-Duluth” weekend. We provide the peace and tranquility at our luxury lakefront property, but for the fighter jets, you’ll want to visit August 23 and 24. The biggest air show in Minnesota, and the only place in Minnesota the U.S. Navy Blue Angels are performing this year, the Duluth Air & Aviation Expo’s gates open at 9am with flying starting at 10:30. 14 different performers will light up the sky…


Shipwatching is better at Beacon

Check out our Free Binoculars during your next Duluth Vacation Did you know that you can check out one of our pairs of binoculars, for FREE, during your stay at Beacon Pointe? We've got a spectacular, unique spot for ship watching and binoculars make it even better! Keep an eye on our Facebook Page to stay up to date with the big boats coming and going from the Duluth harbor.