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15 Exciting Duluth Events to plan for this Spring and Summer

As the snow melts the Duluth event calendar heats up along with the weather. Spring and summer are a wonderful time to plan an exciting vacation to this beautiful city on the shores of Lake Superior. Duluth is a lively city, and the sunny weather means great outdoor recreation, dining el fresco with lake views, and a variety of fun events. From April to August the city hosts concerts, expos, art fairs, and food festivals. The grand Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is home to some but most take advantage of the warm weather by being held at the Bayfront Festival Park. Continue reading

6 Places to Stay in Duluth MN for the Ultimate Romantic Escape

bouquet from red roses and scattered petals on a bed beautiful places to stay in Duluth MNLooking for the most romantic places to stay in Duluth MN for Valentine’s Day, a wedding anniversary, or another special occasion? The Historic Inns of Duluth offer six extraordinary bed and breakfasts for an unforgettable getaway. Indulge your loved one and yourself with a luxurious stay at one of these elegant places to stay in Duluth MN. 

Nothing compares to the warm hospitality provided by professional innkeepers, with decades of experience and dedication. Their attention to every detail, from the gourmet breakfasts to the perfectly appointed guest suites, create the ideal romantic escape. All the historic inns have their own unique style and personality. The guest suites, designed for ultimate relaxation, include cozy fireplaces, soaking tubs, beautiful decor, sumptuous bedding, and scenic views. There are no better places to stay in Duluth MN for an amazing romantic getaway.

The six gorgeous inns are located in charming neighborhoods around the city, close to great restaurants, site seeing, and entertainment. Walk along Lake Superior on the scenic Lakewalk and watch the ships come in through the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge. Tour historic Glensheen Mansion, the Maritime Museum, or the lovely Rose Gardens. A drive on the Duluth’s National Scenic Byway also makes a wonderful day trip. Add adventure with side trips to Superior Hiking Trail, Tettegouche State Park, Gooseberry Falls, and Split Rock Lighthouse. With all the amazing restaurants, shops, hiking, skiing, and biking trails, you’ll never run out of wonderful things to do on your Duluth vacation.

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Don’t Miss the Amazing 2020 Season at the Duluth Playhouse

Theatre Actors on Stage with Stage Lights at the Duluth PlayhouseEnjoying a show at the Duluth Playhouse adds romance, drama or humor to any evening out in the city. The playhouse actually includes three venues. NorShor Theatre, the Playhouse Family Theatre, and the Underground Theatre are all part of the Duluth Playhouse. The multiple stages make it possible to offer a wide range of entertainment from musicals to comedies and dramas to classic films. The glamourous NorShor Theatre has been restored to its original Art Deco elegance and serves as the Duluth Playhouse Main Stage. Stepping into the grand lobby with sophisticated bar and lounge area, you’ll feel like a character from a classic movie. Then settle into your plush red velvet seat and get ready for a night of great entertainment. 

While the Duluth Playhouse offers a wonderful choice of entertainment, The Historic Inns of Duluth also provides a choice of six luxurious bed and breakfasts. Each distinctive and elegant inn provide superior service and comfort. Find the one that fits your ideal romantic bed and breakfast getaway and plan your Duluth vacation for the New Year!

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Great Duluth Restaurants to Love in 2020

Closeup of restaurant sign that says "Come in we're open" at Duluth RestaurantsDuluth restaurants have something for every taste and occasion. Find intimate, romantic settings for the perfect date night over a bottle of fine wine or an elegant cocktail. Satisfying comfort food at a casual restaurant hits the spot after an active day hiking, biking or skiing the trails around Duluth. During the warmer months many Duluth restaurants serve great food with fantastic views of Lake Superior. While the excellent delis and BBQ places are great to pick up a picnic lunch to enjoy in a park or on a scenic drive. Need to grab a bite after a show, concert or hockey game? Stop by one of the lively pubs or breweries for a late-night drink and small bites to share.

The wonderful Duluth restaurants offer visitors an amazing selection of great food, beautiful views, in warm and welcoming settings. When planning a Duluth getaway also find the best choice of world-class bed and breakfasts at The Historic Inns of Duluth. Our 6 member bed and breakfasts each have a unique style and elegance. With locations close to all the Duluth attractions, these luxurious, romantic retreats offer the perfect balance of activity and relaxation. Plan a Duluth vacation this new year on the shore of Lake Superior.

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Visit the Amazing Duluth Train Museum this Winter

Red wheels of a steam train locomotive at Duluth train museumThe Duluth train museum, called the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, also includes the depot for magical holiday excursions on the North Shore Scenic Railroad. Step back in time to the golden age of railroad travel and shipping that built the city of Duluth and our very country. This impressive Duluth train museum holds an amazing collection of historic railroad equipment. See, touch and climb into immaculately restored locomotives, in addition to viewing the magnificent collection of railroad memorabilia. Housed in the original Historic Union Depot, built in 1892, the Duluth train museum is located in the city’s center. It’s a wonderful way to spend the day when visiting Duluth for the holidays.

Duluth takes great pride in its history and the craftsmanship that is found in the city’s  architecture. Continue your journey into Duluth’s romantic past and stay at a member bed and breakfasts of The Historic Inns of Duluth. The six unique and beautiful inns offer a special retreat for a holiday getaway. All are located in downtown Duluth and close to all the holiday activities. Find romance and the magic of the holidays this winter in Duluth. 

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5 Things to do in Duluth for an Unforgettable Fall Getaway

Lake Superior is seen beyond the iconic Duluth, Minnesota Aerial Lift Bridge, things to do in DuluthYou’ll never run out of great things to do in Duluth during a relaxing fall getaway. The city is at its most beautiful with the glowing autumn colors reflected on shimmering Lake Superior. It’s the perfect weather for walking along the Lakewalk path or the grounds of Glensheen Mansion. While the summer crowds have gone, the city is still filled with activities and entertaining shows to enjoy. Top off a wonderful day hiking, visiting a museum or seeing a play, cuddled up in a romantic cafe or cozy pub. 

Make your getaway even more romantic at an elegant bed and breakfast. The Historic Inns of Duluth has six member bed and breakfasts located near all the Duluth attractions. All serve amazing, gourmet breakfasts that prepare you for another day of adventures. While each inn has its own unique style, they all offer luxurious guest rooms with the very best hospitality. Choose your next charming bed and breakfast getaway for an unforgettable fall vacation with plenty of fun things to do in Duluth.

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Visit the Duluth Aquarium on a Beautiful Fall Day

Woman looking at fish at the Duluth AquariumSee what’s new at the Duluth Aquarium this fall and visit all the favorite permanent exhibits. On a chilly autumn afternoon take a break from the outdoors and spend a day at the Great Lakes Aquarium. In addition to seeing all the fascinating marine life, learn more about the natural and cultural history of the Lake Superior region. The interactive displays, touch pools and demonstrations take visitors back to prehistoric times and even explore shipwrecks. Any stay in the city must include at trip to the Duluth Aquarium and why it’s part ot the Must-See Duluth Pass. The pass covers tickets to Great Lakes Aquarium, a Vista Fleet harbor cruise and for a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad. Visit all three attractions for the price of only two.

A wonderful, central location makes seeing the sites a breeze and The Historic Inns of Duluth offers a choice of 6 luxury Bed and Breakfasts. Treat yourself to romantic, unique accommodations each with its own special style and history. Wake up each day to a gourmet breakfast served with warm hospitality.

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Fall Bird Watching in Duluth

Peregrine Falcon in Flight against a Blue SkyAs the days become shorter and cooler the impressive raptor migration begins in Duluth. While the brilliant autumn foliage attracts many visitors, it also marks the beginning of the Fall bird watching season. The diverse landscape in and around Duluth creates habitats for a wide variety of bird species. Bird watching enthusiasts come each year to explore the rivers, lakes, forests and shorelines. In addition to large nature reserves, multiple parks and scenic highways, fantastic bird watching can also be found within the city itself. Discover all the amazing bird watching locations listed in the detailed Duluth Audubon Society’s birding map. The viewing opportunities are endless and make Duluth a premier bird-watching destination. The Historic Inns of Duluth offer guests a choice of six elegant historic Bed and Breakfasts. Each inn has its own unique beauty and includes wonderful homemade breakfasts served with exceptional hospitality. Choose the perfect location for your birding getaway this fall. 

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The Best Places to Kayak in Duluth

Kayaker on calm water at sunsetOverlooking the largest freshwater lake in the world, it’s no surprise that Duluth is a popular destination to kayak. The stunning coastline of Lake Superior offers easy paddles near the city, while the North Shore has more rocky and untamed scenery. Excursions on the St. Louis River estuary have great wildlife viewing and even whitewater kayaking opportunities. Choose one of the city’s amazing guided kayak tours for a stress-free excursion, and let their professional guides take care of all the gear and planning while you relax and enjoy the fun.

The Historic Inns of Duluth offer a great choice of romantic and luxurious Bed and Breakfasts while you’re in town. Each Inn includes perfectly appointed guest suites, with a gourmet breakfast included to begin your day. However, each has a distinct personality, with beautiful views, architecture, and ambiance. Find your perfect kayak getaway at one of our six historic inns, and add a touch of elegance to your outdoor adventures.

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