When it comes to spring getaways, Duluth is one of the best places to be in. The temperatures and weather conditions in this city may vary just like most of the northern cities. The end of one season gives way to a brighter and more pleasant season.
Spring is the time when you can take in the fresh air and watch the robins sing. There’s much to see and do in this city during this time of the year. Here’s a perfect 3-day schedule to savour a pleasant getaway in Duluth during spring:
After having relished a delicious breakfast, venture out of your hotel. Head to the Canal Park Waterfront District to have a wonderful time. Here, you’ll come across shops that offer some unique gifts and antiques. Make sure you visit the DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace. It is a popular landmark in Duluth, which began as a warehouse and manufacturing site in 1909.
This is a multi-use building, where you’ll find many restaurants and retail shops. After having explored the shops, settle down for lunch at one of the elegant cafes. Next, get to the Lakewalk. After having enjoyed your lunch, it would be a good idea to take a pleasant stroll. You can stop at several points of interest while strolling along the boardwalk.
You can watch the Aerial Lift Bridge in action. Visit the Maritime Museum, which is full of intriguing maritime history. Don’t forget to explore the Great Lakes Aquarium. Finally, it’s time to enjoy your dinner at one of the restaurants with a spectacular view of the harbour.
Embark on a trip along Lake Superior’s enchanting shores. While travelling along the scenic Highway 61, stop at Brighton Beach. This is a rugged beach along the shoreline of Duluth with waves crashing against the large boulders. Aerial Lift Bridge can be seen in the distance. Take your time travelling to some of the viewing points along the way that leads to Two Harbors.
Upon reaching the Two Harbors, explore the waterfront and some of the downtown shops. Open for a limited number of hours, the North Shore Architectural Salvage would be a fun place to visit. Continue travelling along Highway 61 and arrive at the Gooseberry Falls State Park. You can stop at Joseph N. Alexander Visitor Center.
Take some time exploring the waterfalls, trails, and evergreen forest. After you’ve passed the Gooseberry Falls, you’ll come across the spectacular Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and the Split Rock Lighthouse. You can enjoy your meals at one of the finest gourmet restaurants in the city during your trips.
After spending the first two days shopping, hiking, and savouring some scenic places, it’s time for some history. You can get to the Tweed Museum of Art, which is located on the UMD campus. It displays some interesting exhibits throughout the year. If you wish to see the historical and literary manuscripts, visit the Karpeles Manuscript Museum.
Don’t miss visiting The Saint Louis County Heritage and Arts Museum, a beautifully restored architectural wonder. Yet another historical building worth exploring is the Glensheen Mansion. You can wind up the day with an early dinner at one of the restaurants.