All the Best Things to Do in Duluth, MN

Window view from the top of Enger Tower in Duluth.

Summer is the time to be out and about if you’re from the frigid north. We only have so many days to take advantage of the sun and we will brave the mosquitoes to do it. A great city to explore outdoorsy adventures AND have a dining scene that is a vibe on it’s own is Duluth, MN.

driftwood on the beach in Duluth

Lake Superior never disappoints.

My Favorite Things to Do in Duluth MN

  1. Enger Tower
  2. Hawk Ridge
  3. Wander Canal Park
  4. Head to Minnesota Point
  5. Day trip to Jay Cooke State Park
  6. Keep Driving Up the North Shore

The Best Special Events as Things to Do in Duluth MN

  1. Tall Ships Festival
  2. The John Beargrease Sled Dog Race
  3. Grandma’s Marathon and Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon
  4. Bayfront Blues Festival
  5. Duluth Air Show
Angie's Cantina a Mexican restaurant in Canal Park Duluth
Angie’s Cantina is located in Canal Park and has great drinks and food.

My Favorite Places to Eat in Duluth MN

Because you’ll get hungry as you are discovering all the best things to do in Duluth, you should definitely put these on your must-eat list:

  1. Canal Park Brewery
  2. Happy Hippie Tacos
  3. Burger Paradox
  4. OMC Smokehouse
Child walking on beach near Lake superior.
We love a beach walk, no matter the weather!

Simply the Best Places to Stay When in Duluth MN

While you’re out finding the best things to do, you’ll need a great place to stay.

  1. Canal Park Lodge
  2. Hampton Inn Canal Park
  3. Holiday Inn Downtown
  4. Pier B Resort
Electric scooters outside lakeside hotel in Duluth MN.
You’ll find these scooters all over Canal Park and downtown Duluth.

If Duluth is simply a stopover on more northerly adventures, make sure to consider heading to Wisconsin Dells since you’re “up north” — it’s only a day away. And it’s also a vibe on it’s own! Or, for really in-depth coverage where I have broken down ALL the best hotels for all the situations, even more places to eat, and 40 things do to in Duluth MN, check out my articles on SheBuysTravel for more!