Top 5 Things to Do in Duluth, MN

Duluth is for Doers. We weren’t named #1 Place to Live, by Outside Magazine 2014, because of our reputation for appeal to the sedentary. Beacon Pointe was designed, engineered and built to accommodate guests looking for things to do in Duluth, MN.

Whether your choice of activity is intense mountain biking, skiing, hiking or water sports, people watching, appreciating the lake, or simply strolling down the Lakewalk, Beacon Point is the perfect launch point for any activity.

Here are our Top 5 Things to Do in Duluth, in no particular order.

Check Out the Aerial Lift Bridge

lift bridge

Built in 1905 this Duluth icon has been delighting tourists and serving the shipping industry for well over 100 years.

68 years later, in 1973, the bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Nearby highlights

From Beacon Pointe It’s a lovely 2.5-mile stroll along the Lake Walk. Map

Soak up Some Culture

From the recently restored NorShor Theatre to Bayfront Festival Park there are loads of venues for all sorts of cultural events.

Experience The Duluth Experience

The Duluth Experience is Duluth’s top-rated tour company. They offer everything from historic walking tours to mountain bike and kayak tours.

Not surprisingly, their most popular tour is the Duluth Brewery Tours. You’ll get behind the scenes access and tastings at each of Duluth’s top breweries.

These tours are so good that we’ve officially partnered with them. You can add any of their tours to your stay by calling (877) 462-3226. You won’t be disappointed.

Tour the City Parks

The city of Duluth is home to a variety of beautiful parks. Whether you’re looking for a hike, or just a spot to take your picnic basket – there’s something for you.

These are our favorite parks:

  • Enger Park
    Home to the iconic Enger Tower and beautiful Japanese gardens. 
  • Hartley Park
    This hidden gem is a local favorite. In fact, we’re a bit nervous we’ll get in trouble for telling you about it. 🙂
  • Chambers Grove
    This park on the far south (west) side of town is the entrance to the popular Mission Creek mountain bike trail.
  • Brighton Beach Park
    On the extreme opposite end of town from Chamber’s Grove, you’ll be treated to this family-friendly park featuring ample picnicking options and a pebble beach on Lake Superior.

Relax and Enjoy the View

One of the best things about Duluth is that life slows down while you’re here. Take time to just enjoy Lake Superior.

Here are some good spots for relaxing:

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