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Duluth is a city that is filled with culture and history. This historic lake port city features a great blend of old and new. With a large university, Duluth can be a lively nightlife environment featuring diverse dining, breweries and cocktail bars. That’s not all. Duluth is the ultimate stomping grounds for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s easy to experience the true North of Minnesota from Duluth, you can visit at least 5 of the state’s best state parks within days worth drive. Looking for a longer excursion? Turn your visit into a blend of city life and parks by making the trek to Voyageurs National Park.
You have to take a drive along the North Shore and visit the epic Lake Superior coastline and the many state parks along the way.
How to Get to Duluth
Arrive at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport and drive 2 hours north or fly directly into Duluth International Airport. The airport is a bit smaller for an international airport but still has affordable flights from most destinations around the United States.
You should definitely rent a car. Duluth is a city that features plenty of excursions outside the city if you are able to stay for an extended period of time.
Where to Eat Dinner in Duluth
If you are eating dinner in Duluth, you have a lot of great options. Eat award winning pizza at Lulu’s Pizza, grab Minnesota comfort food at Duluth Grill, or stop by the modern BBQ joint OMC Smokehouse. You can also fulfill your Japanese fix at Hanabi Japanese, or get cocktails and amazing modern American food at Zeitgeist Restaurant & Bar.
Things to Do in Duluth at Night
If you are looking for things to do in Duluth during the evening, there are a few activities that can keep you entertained. Bar hop around Canal Park and the lift bridge, or start your tour at the Bent Paddle and do a brewery crawl of some of the best breweries in the entire country. You can also try a sunset cruise along the National Scenic byway of Highway 61, stargaze at night by driving to Kitchi Gammi Park, or do a ghost tour near the historic (and spooky) Glensheen Mansion.