Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Romantic Getaways
Romance is just a short drive away….only 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities and across the bridge from Superior, WI. As you approach Duluth from the top of the hill you will be in awe at the panoramic view that awaits you –
so close, but so very far far away from home.The Historic Bed & Breakfast Inns of Duluth, Minnesota, one of the most beautiful places on earth, is surrounded by endless romantic possibilities! After a day of talking,
laughing, and dreaming together, return to your favorite Bed and Breakfast Inn and step across the threshold into a timeless world of comfort, elegance, and romance.
Imagine the following romantic things to do…
- Stroll along the Lakewalk and soak in the beauty of Lake Superior.
- Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the inviting Canal Park District.
- Savor world class cuisine at any number of locally-owned restaurants.
- Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, comedy, or theater.
- Explore antique malls, art galleries, and the unique shops along Canal Park and
at DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace and the Fitger’s Brewery Complex.
- Wander hand in hand through the Rose Gardens, the Great Lakes Aquarium, and
the Duluth Zoo.
- Tour the harbor, then sail under the Aerial Lift Bridge and out onto Lake Superior
on a sightseeing cruise.
- Drive along the North Shore. Visit Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Light House.
- Golf at one of our eight great golf courses. Superior National is only an hour
- Hike the trails of the secluded parks and nature preserves within the city limits.
- Bike the Munger Trail to Jay Cooke Park.
- Ski at Spirit Mountain or Snowflake Nordic Center or on any of the miles and
miles of groomed cross-country trails.
- Soak up the sun together on the beaches of Park Point.
- Take in an old-time baseball game or watch college hockey.
- Tour the Glensheen Mansion and the Fairlawn Mansion.
- Take a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad or the Lake Superior and
- Explore the William A. Irwin Ore Boat Museum and the SS Meteor.
- Visit St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, the Railroad Museum, the Old Fire
House & Police Museum, the Maritime Museum, Karpeles Manuscript Library,
Tom’s Logging Camp, the Bong WWII Heritage Center, the Alworth Planetarium,
the Tweed Museum of Art
Duluth was once home to more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world. Grand manor homes and gracious Victorians welcomed family and friends to lavish social events.
Alas, the millionaires have moved on, but the innkeepers of the Historic Bed and Breakfast Inns of Duluth maintain their legacy of hospitality, hosting annual Special Events, and always treating guests to experiences that one can only dream of.
Duluth is rich in Minnesota history. The Glensheen Mansion and the Depot, home of the North Shore Scenic Railroad and the Heritage & Arts Center, are just the tip of what Duluth, MN has to offer history buffs.
- Ride the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
- Experience the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad.
- Tour the Glensheen Mansion.
- Wander through the Fairlawn Mansion.
- Climb around the William A. Irwin Ore Boat Museum.
- Take a peek at the SS Meteor.
- Visit the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center.
- Explore the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
- Wander through the Old Fire House & Police Museum.
- Roam through the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.
- Shop the antique malls.
- Take a self guided trip through the historic DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace and the
Fitger’s Brewery Complex.
- Meander through the Lake Superior Zoo.
- Investigate Karpeles Manuscript Library.
- Enjoy the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium.
- Discover Tweed Museum of Art.
- Drive up to Tom’s Logging Camp.
- Stop by the Richard I. Bong WWII Heritage Center.
- Ride the trolley around town on the (seasonal) guided Historic Architecture Tour.
- Drive around town and enjoy Duluth’s unique past as preserved in our rich
collection one-of-a kind architectural gems.
- Then come home to your favorite B&B and immerse yourself in our turn-of the-
century , hospitality. Each Duluth Minnesota Historic Inn provides exceptional
lodging for guests who love hiking, fishing, skiing, golfing and outdoor activities.
Each Duluth, Minnesota Historic Inn provides exceptional lodging for guests who love hiking, fishing, skiing, golfing and outdoor activities. With more than 11,000 acres of open and wooded land adorned with majestic forests, cascading waterfalls and breathtaking vistas, not to mention being the gateway to the North Shore, is it any wonder that
Outdoor Magazine describes Duluth as one of the Top TEN Dream Towns
Hiking: In addition to the Lakewalk along Lake Superior’s breathtaking shoreline, we have dozens of hiking trails, meandering creeks and secluded waterfalls within our city’s parks and nature preserves. Travel north on famed HW 61, a National Scenic Byway, and the hiking opportunities are endless from Gooseberry Falls to Tetegouche State Park… a hiker’s paradise!
Fishing: Fishing opportunities abound for salmon, lake trout, sturgeon, and walleye fishing. Boat rentals are available.
Skiing/Skating: Cross-country skiing is some of the best you’ll find anywhere. Parks and Recreation maintains trails all over town and the Snowflake Nordic Center offers 15 kilometers of well-groomed trails as well as a speed skating rink. For downhill skiers there’s Spirit Mountain in town and Lutsen Ski Resort an hour’s drive up the North Shore.
Water Sports: Whitewater rafting your cup of tea? Check out Superior White Water Raft Tours and UMD’s Kayaking and Canoeing experiences. Canoe the Brule River. Rent a sailboat with Sailboats, Inc.
Birding: Even the birds flock to Duluth. Since migratory birds dislike flying over open water, they follow along the shoreline, funneling into Duluth on their spring and fall journeys and making the area one of the premier birding spots in the country. Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 300 different species of birds have been sighted locally. For up-to-date sightings, check out the Duluth Birding Report or call (218) 728-5030.
Golfing: Superior National Golf Course at Lutsen, MN is just an hour’s drive north, but we have eight other golf courses right here in town. Golf Digest rated Duluth as one of the best places in the nation for quality and accessibility in public golf.
Duluth Golf and Country Clubs and Golf Courses:
- Enger Park Golf Course (218) 723-3452, public, 27 holes
- Grandview Golf Club (218) 624-3452, public, 9 hole
- Lester Park Golf Course (218) 525-0828, public, 27 hole
- Nemadji Golf Course (715) 394-0266, public, 18 hole
- Northland Country Club (218 ) 525-1941, private, 18 hole
- Pattison Park Golf Course (715) 399-2489, semi-private, 9 hole,
- Pike Lake Country Club (218 )729-8160, semi-private, 9 hole
- Ridgeview Country Club (218) 728-3285, private, 18 hole
- Superior National at Lutsen 218-663-7195 , public, 27 hole