Duluth, MN, USA

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Duluth, MN, USA

Duluth vacation rentals

Duluth—life on the waterfront

Sailing crafts of all shapes and sizes provide the backdrop to daily life in Duluth. The port city’s direct route to the Atlantic Ocean brings a steady stream of cruise ships and cargo vessels to the area, while pleasure crafts and ferry boats buzz around the teeming harbor. Watching over all the activity is the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, one of Lake Superior’s most recognizable maritime landmarks. Duluth vacation rentals on the waterfront offer the chance to soak up spectacular views of the lake and enjoy the comings and goings on one of the world’s greatest seaways.

Discover Duluth from every angle

There are plenty of ways for first-time guests in Duluth vacation rentals to discover this enchanting city. The famous Lakewalk provides panoramic views across the lake from the popular walking and biking boardwalk. A ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad is a sightseeing tour and heritage adventure rolled into one. A stroll through Canal Park takes you through the heart of the historic warehouse district, now imaginatively converted into antique stores and independent restaurants. A sightseeing cruise offers atmospheric vistas of the waterfront and the photogenic lighthouses that guard the rocky headlands.

Marine memories are made in Duluth

The Great Lakes Aquarium is one of Duluth’s most popular family attractions, as well as a must-see stop on an ecotour of the Great Lakes. The landmark building, nestled in the shadow of the Aerial Lift Bridge, is one of the few aquariums in the country that focuses on freshwater species. Many of the habitats replicate those that are found in Lake Superior, offering a chance to view local marine life at close quarters. Eye-catching features include a double-story tank of trout and sturgeon, a sandstone cliff with live songbirds and wetland plants, and an Amazon exhibit that showcases electric eels and piranhas.

Duluth’s effortless cool

Duluth’s climate shifts between long, cold, snowy winters and warm, sunny summers. Local variations in weather between the high land and the lakeside are often quite pronounced. Snow typically covers the city from November through March, occasionally arriving in sudden blizzards but more often falling gently and consistently. Many Duluth vacation rentals come with a hot tub and sauna to bring a warm glow to the depths of winter. Temperatures rarely rise beyond the high 80s in July and August and the refreshing breeze from the lake reduces the chance of humidity.

Duluth’s showstopping sand bar

Minnesota Point and Wisconsin Point together form one of the longest freshwater sand bars in the world. The Park Point Nature Trail is a great way to discover the wildlife of this undeveloped strip of beach, forest, and dunes, right on the doorstep of downtown Duluth vacation rentals. The habitat supports a particularly diverse range of bird species, including many nesting shorebirds. Low-growing plants and shrubs protect the fragile dunes from erosion. Beach pea, sand cherry, and juniper are among the indigenous varieties, while the aptly named bear berry is a favorite snack of black bears.