Summer in Duluth
Summer is the perfect time to visit Duluth!
Explore our beautiful city on the shores of spectacular Lake Superior.
Enjoy warm summer sunshine and take in iconic landmarks like the shipping pier in Canal Park, marked by two historic lighthouses and the famous Aerial Lift Bridge. Stroll along the breathtaking shores of Lake Superior on the Lakewalk and visit beautiful Leif Erickson Park and the Rose Garden, or take a scenic drive up to the top of the Duluth skyline for panoramic views of the city from Enger Tower.
Make sure you plan some time for shopping. From major retailers at Miller Hill Mall to locally-made goods in the Lincoln Park Craft District and unique shops in Canal Park, you’ll find just what you are looking for. Check out one of our local farmer’s markets for fresh produce and local products. Take a break from shopping to sample a craft beverage at a local taproom, cocktail lounge, or coffeehouse. When you’re ready for a meal, there’s a fantastic array of restaurants, cafés, markets, and food trucks serving up a far-reaching selection of delicious options.
Head outside and enjoy the great outdoors. From paved trails with access to dining and shopping to natural surface trails that wind through enchanting forests, there are endless opportunities to bike, hike, walk and explore. Cool off with a swim at Park Point, the world’s longest freshwater sandbar. Plan an adventure on the water with a charter fishing trip, lake cruise, kayak, or paddleboard excursion.
Duluth has more than 130 city parks! Explore parks nestled in pristine forests, unique playgrounds, urban gardens, and beautiful parkland throughout the city. Plan a stop at Brighton Beach, located at the end of the Lakewalk, where you can take in stunning lake views.
Head west to visit the St. Louis River area and explore the largest U.S. tributary to Lake Superior and the largest freshwater estuary in North America. While you're there, plan to stop by the Lincoln Park Craft District which has sprung up along West Superior Street. The area is quickly filling with artist’s spaces, retail, and restaurants.
Learn more about the St. Louis River and West Duluth
Birding is an ideal activity for exploring the outdoors while ensuring that you maintain social distancing to stay healthy and well, and Duluth is a premier bird-watching destination.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought rapid change to our community and others throughout the world. We are working with our partners to maintain lists of open businesses. Restrictions and recommendations change quickly, so please check with individual businesses prior to visiting to confirm hours and any special requirements or restrictions for entry.
Getting here is easy!
Learn about travel options for planning your visit on our Transportation and Parking page.