What to Do in Duluth

Jam Sessions: Join In And Make Some Music

Jam Sessions: Join In And Make Some Music Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake is a place to hear the live music of Duluth. But if you’re here for a visit, you just might take the chance to join in yourself. There are three main open jam nights at Sir Ben’s. Tuesdays are open mic nights. Wednesdays have the Bluegrass Jams and Thursdays feature the Celtic Jams. At all of them, anyone can join in and there are various skill levels. Like other open mics there is variety in what is…


Fitger's Brewhouse

Duluth Winter Brews

Before modern food storage and transportation you ate and drank what was in season. For example, it used to be unheard of for northern people to have fresh fruit and vegetables during winter. Duluth has a lot of microbrews and many for different seasons. This is time to reap the winter harvest. But what makes a winter brew a winter brew? It’s not just a slick marketing hook American pubs invented so you have something to sip on after hanging up your coat and hearing someone jam on an electric…


Valentini's

Valentine's at Beacon Pointe

Beacon Pointe Resort can help you and someone special draw attention to each other. Hopefully, you are attentive without a resort. Still, someplace like Beacon can help “pointe” you in the right direction. It can do this by first getting you away from what is distracting you and then letting you focus together on the beautiful surroundings, together. “There are the breathtaking views,” said Tor Anderson of Beacon Pointe. “Since I’ve been here, I don’t know how many people have come down and…


DSSO

New Year’s At the Oscars (And An Italian Dinner)

Not every city is lucky enough to have a full time professional orchestra, but the DSSO (Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra) is all ours. Their New Year’s concert is an annual highlight and a truly elegant way to spend the evening. Here’s their description of this year’s event: Another year has come and gone in our Nordic Life. Be rewarded for your resilience to chilly temperatures and long dark nights and celebrate the year’s accomplishments with a red carpet celebration. This year-end concert…


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…