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Best Things to Do in Duluth MN During Your Stay

Duluth is a very special city – that’s why we live here! And the reason why we built Pier B Resort Hotel where we did is because of our property’s unique history and prime, waterfront location. We’re a short walk away from the hustle-and-bustle of Canal Park and Bayfront Festival Park, but just far enough away to give you space when you’re seeking privacy. Whether you’re here for a business trip, family vacation, or a quick North Shore escape, our connections with local businesses provide you with unrivaled recreational opportunities. Explore our exhilarating local adventures below, or browse our on-site resort activities here.

  • Resort Activities

    Our amenities extend beyond our four walls! Enjoy on-site activities available to our guests daily! Just ask at the front desk. Our resort activities include biking, paddleboards and paddleboats (available June 23rd), pedal carts, boat rentals, and lawn games including Giant Jenga, Connect Four, bag toss, and more!

    We have something for everyone in the family at Pier B Resort Hotel.

  • Your Boat Club Boat Rentals


    Eager to get out on the lake but don’t have a boat of your own? We’ve got you covered! We have a variety of boats to rent for your weekend away!

    Visit to reserve a boat. Click “Fleet” on the website, and then “Duluth” to check out the boats we have to offer. From there, follow the easy reservation process and get ready for an amazing day on the water. Once you reserve your boat, the Pier B Resort team will have the boat prepared and ready for you when it’s time for your water adventure to begin. Questions? Call 612-208-1800 for assistance with renting your boat.

  • Vista Fleet

    323 Harbor Dr.
    Duluth, MN 55802

    (218) 722-6218

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    Enjoy the best sightseeing on Lake Superior with the Northland’s longest and only harbor cruise company. Sunday-Tuesday evenings in the summer, you can experience this activity exclusive to Pier B Resort Hotel, which leaves right from the resort and drops you back off in our private harbor. Call (218) 481-8888 today to learn more.

  • Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

    The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is one of our local waterfront gems – the DECC hosts everything from UMD Bulldog hockey games to big-name concerts, conferences, and more. Check out the schedule here – there might be something great going on during your visit, and you’re just steps away from this fantastic facility.

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  • Canal Park

    Canal Park – where the city meets the lake. Enjoy the charm of a small town in our big city, with Canal Park’s quaint shops, art galleries, cafes, variety of restaurants, business services, and so much more.

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  • Great Lakes Aquarium

    353 Harbor Dr.
    Duluth, MN 55802

    (218) 740-3474

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    The Great Lakes Aquarium opened in 2000 and is located on the Duluth waterfront. A freshwater aquarium, its mission is to inspire people to explore their connection to Lake Superior and waters of the world.

  • Guided Fishing Tours

    There are endless fishing opportunities in the Duluth area, and we want to help you catch walleye, pike, muskie, bass and other species.  This is just the beginning of never-ending fishing stories and memories!

    Leisure Outdoor Adventures is Minnesota’s premier fishing guide service. Whether you’re looking to fish Lake Superior, the St. Louis River or St. Louis Bay, Leisure provides professional guides, top-of-the-line equipment, bait, fuel, fish cleaning, and of course plenty of memories. They just ask you to bring your fishing licenses, some snacks and beverages and be dressed for the weather. They offer half day trips (4 hours), three-quarter day trips (6 hours) and full day trips (8 hours).

    Large or small groups, experience the area’s epic fishing with a family-friendly, fully insured charter fishing excursion right from Pier B Resort Hotel. Click here more information.

    Call 855-LOA-HOOK or email to book your trip today!

  • The Duluth Experience

    132 West 12th Street
    Duluth, MN 55806
    (218) 464-6337

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    The Duluth Experience Tour Company offers a variety of exciting and informative tours for all interests. Their family friendly History Tours will take you on a scenic journey into Duluth’s rich history. Looking for adventure? Check out their line of Kayak Adventures on Lake Superior and St. Louis River or hop on a bike for a scenic Road Bike Tour or Mountain Bike Adventure. Then sit back and relax on one of their award winning Brewery Tours and go behind-the-scenes to sample Duluth’s amazing craft beer scene. Find out why these guys are the Duluth’s #1 Tour Company on Trip Advisor!

  • Bayfront Festival Park

    Bayfront Festival Park
    Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 722-5573

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    Few things are more fun than a summer concert on the bright, beautiful shores of our big lake. And Bayfront Festival Park makes it better than ever! Enjoy comfortable concert surroundings, all-new facilities, enhanced vendor areas, spectacular landscaping and a natural amphitheater, which provides an unobstructed view of every concert, as well as ships in the harbor beyond. The quintessential outdoor concert park, Bayfront welcomes countless local, regional and national acts, including the famous Bayfront Blues Festival every August. Bayfront, like no place else in Minnesota, it is the place to be this summer.

    In winter, Bayfront really comes to life with the largest holiday display in the Midwest. Experience the magic of nearly 3 million lights illuminating Bayfront Festival Park during the Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Be amazed by the tallest steel animated Christmas tree in the U.S. Bayfront Park also welcomes thousands of cheerful winter enthusiasts to an old-fashioned skating rink surrounded with the kind of warmth you find only in a Norman Rockwell original. Skate, stroll, sit in the silence of a starry winter’s night and enjoy the splendor of our most dazzling season.

  • Adventure Zone

    329 Lake Avenue South
    Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 740-4000

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    There is something for everyone at the Adventure Zone of Canal Park! The Northland’s newest family attraction boasts over 50,000 square feet of fun featuring Laser Tag, Batting Cages, mini golf, the largest video/redemption arcade in the area, Vertical Endeavor’s rock climbing walls, a kid’s playground, an 18′ inflatable fire truck slide and more! Make us your party headquarters!

  • Biking Trails

    Experience an amazing array of trails for biking. Challenge yourself over ridgelines and rock on more then 45 miles of trails. Visit Spirit Mountain for the only lift-access mountain biking.

    Spirit Mountain Bike Park – Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced – Trails: Lift Served, Downhill, Winter Fat Biking
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    Mission Creek – Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Trail Length: 7 miles in 2014
    Hartley Park – Skill Level: Intermediate – Trail Length: 9 miles
    Lester Park – Skill Level: Intermediate – Trail Length: lollipop with a mile long stem and 4.5 mile loop
    Piedmont – Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Length: 9 miles
    Mont Du Lac – Skill Level: Intermediate Cross Country Trail with Advanced Level Downhill Trails – Length: 4 miles
    Pokegama – Skill Lelve: Intermediate to Advanced – Trail Length: 7 miles

  • Hiking Trails

    What better way to experience the beauty of Duluth then hiking – for visitors and local alike it’s the perfect mix of exercise and exploration of all that this amazing destination has to offer.

    Here is a list of the many hiking trails:

    Chester Park Trail – Length: 4.2 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Grassy Point Trail – Length: .2 mile – Level of Difficulty: Easy
    Hartley Park Trails – Length: varies – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging (
    Hawk Ridge Trails – Length: 5 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging (
    The Lakewalk – Length: 7.5 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy
    Lester Park Trail – Length: varies – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Lincoln Park Trail – Length: .82 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Lincoln Park Trail – Length: .82 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Park Point Trail – Length: 2 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
    Piedmont Trail – Length: 3.4 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Western Waterfront Trail – Length: 3.2 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy
    Superior Hiking Trail – Length: 34.5 miles – Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging


  • Duluth’s Children’s Museum

    115 South 29th Avenue West
    Duluth, MN 55806
    (218) 733-7543

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    The Duluth Children’s Museum has educated and inspired children for over 80 years. We realize that play is essential to our positive mental, physical, social and emotional development. Play is so important to child development that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has determined that play is a basic right of every child. From a dinosaur dig to balls and ramps, our creative and interactive exhibits and programs are designed to spark children’s curiosity through play, learning and discovery. The Duluth Children’s Museum educates children in the fields of science, technology, math and science developing creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills.

    Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    *Closed Mondays

    Daily Admission: $9.00/person ages 1 and up

  • Bentleyville Tour of Lights


    November 24th – December 26th, 2019

    Come experience the magic, as America’s largest free walk through lighting display takes over Bayfront Festival Park! This quintessential holiday event has something for everyone, no matter the age. Bring the family and the camera, Bentleyville takes care of the rest!


    Visitors will be amazed by the nationally recognizable displays, the 128’ LED tree and the free concessions! Hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies and roasting marshmallows will be provided to guests. Children 10 and under, who visit with Santa, will receive a knit hat and a bag of cookies.

    Hours of Operation
    Sun – Thur: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fri and Sat: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    4313 Haines Road
    Duluth, MN 55811
    (218) 740-3535

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