Planning your visit?
Residents know what makes Duluth special, and so do the 3.5 million people who visit annually. Tourism is one of the city’s largest industries, creating well over $780 million in annual direct economic impact. The past two decades represent an era of phenomenal growth and success in local tourism.
Duluth boasts a vibrant arts culture, home to art museums, performance centers, community and college theater productions and numerous festivals throughout the year. The Marine Museum, Glensheen Mansion and the Great Lakes Aquarium are some of the most visited attractions in Minnesota. The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) also remains the top entertainment venue, bringing in diverse talent and drawing thousands of annual visitors.
Places to go, things to do, attractions & events
Many attractions are located throughout the community and while indoor venues are much frequented, many people also enjoy the abundant outdoor recreational opportunities and special parks, trails and northern Minnesota’s spectacular wilderness all year ’round. Duluth welcomes visitors from all over the world as they trek north to the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior to view vibrant autumn colors, pristine, snow-covered forests and a profusion of wildflowers in spring and summer. Canal Park and its picturesque Lakewalk along the western shore of Lake Superior is a perfect destination for fresh air and great shopping. And keep warm with a range of winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, skating, hockey, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
Follow these links to plan your itinerary: Attractions | Community Events
Where to Stay: Cool Accommodations
Duluth is one of America’s premier destinations that allows visitors to craft their experience in so many ways. Restful. Rejuvenating. Dynamic. Exhilarating. And no matter what you look for in a getaway, you’ll find the perfect lodging for your stay. Whether it’s a romantic bed & breakfast, a lakeside – or trail-side- jacuzzi suite, or a family-friendly, budget friendly hotel, it’s all right here.
Follow these links to find lodging: Hotels | Motels | Resorts | Bed & Breakfasts | Camping
Where to Eat: Tasty and Unique Restaurants
Duluth’s history and local flare bring life to the dining scene in the area. Full of both locally-owned eateries and the popular restaurants you crave, you’ll be sure to satisfy that hunger during your stay.
How to Travel
Visit Duluth, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau, is Duluth’s only officially recognized destination marketing organization (DMO). Chartered in 1935, it represents more than 450 businesses that make up Duluth’s tourism industry and is dedicated to promoting the area as one of America’s great vacation and meeting destinations – providing comprehensive, unbiased information to all travelers. Visit Duluth is organized for the purpose of attracting the maximum number of visitor dollars into Duluth’s economy. Furthermore, Visit Duluth establishes new initiatives to increase tourism, visitors and conventions, and continuously works to further enhance the awareness of the industry. Visit Duluth is a revenue generator for the city of Duluth and its residents, driving economic success and enhancing quality of life.
Visit Duluth (Official Headquarters – Main Office)
21 West Superior Street, Suite 100
(218) 722-4011 or (800) 4-duluth (438-5884)
Open Year Round
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.