Recommendations for Things to do in Duluth (and surrounding areas)

I'm heading to Duluth mid-November for a girls weekend and asked on Instagram for recommendations of things to do while we're there. Here's everything I got (some things are in Superior or further up north)


Va Bene (need reservation)

Great Waters Smokehaus - Cajun Finn Sandwich

Sir Benedict’s

Thirsty Pagan (Superior)

Anchor Bar and Grill (Superior)

7 West Tap House

Corktown Deli & Brew

Betty’s Pies (Two Harbors)

Food Airstream (lunch, located at New Scenic Café parking lot)

Sara’s table

Little Angies

Uncle Luis

Duluth Grill

JJ Astor (in Radisson Hotel, revolving restaurant)

Grand Café

London Café

Snooty Fox Coffee Shop

Vita Pizza

OMC (good BBQ)

Third Street Bakery


Bent Paddle

Hoops Brewing

Ursa Minor Brewing (fire pits on patio)

Canal Park Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery (need reservations)

Duluth Tap Exchange

Fitgers Brewhouse and Grille

Vikre Distillery

The Flame (Fridays, dancing)

T-Bonz Bar & Grill

Country Bar

Blackwater (martinis and apps)


Split Rock

Enger Park Tower

Shovel Point

Park Point

Brighton Beach

Rose Garden

Leif Erikson Park

Hartley Nature Center

Walk the lakewalk

Black Sand Beach

Agate Bay Beach


Bean and Bear Loop Hike (hour north)

Hawk Ridge

Jay Cook State Park

Gooseberry Falls (day trip)

Tettegucche State Park Hike

Ely’s Peak

Chester Park

Lester Park

Hartley Park



Shopping and food at Fitgers

Downtown shops

Glensheen Mansion Tour (Cider Saturdays)

Beach glass hunting on the sandy beach on other side of the lift bridge

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